I am no longer, as of October 2008 working as a class teacher at Sandaig, so have moved this blog to another server. If you want to comment on this post, pleas search for it there.
415I've been testing edublogs so end up reading James Farmer in the wordpress dashboard. Mr Farmer is one of the leading lights in the Educational blog world, the edublogs set up must be one of the most encouraging things for teachers thinking about blogging. So I was depressed to read You blog alone… that’s the point! where he states group blogs suck in education.
Don’t get too stressed… with edublogs.org and learnerblogs.org everyone can have their own blog ;)
Seriously though, there are ways to use the tool in different environments, with 10 year olds with presentation tasks… I’d probably be checking them too (although I tend to believe in a culture of forgiveness rather than permission and check them after!)
James (Email) (URL) - 16 11 05 - 22:33
Not to stressed, just mumbling and grumbling
I could give everyone in my class a blog here too, but they would not use them much due to the limited hardware and I guess my classroom organisation.
At this time very few of my class could post from home. If I am every in a position to give the children more than occasional access to the net I’d certainly try to organise individual blogs.
I’d go for forgiveness too, but pre flight check is probably quicker.
John (Email) (URL) - 17 11 05 - 06:42
I started off a huge rant here in response to your “mumblings”. I eventually decided to turn it into a blog entry of my own. The summarised version follows:
My answer to your question “What is blogging?” is who cares! What you are doing in Sandaig is brilliant. It works and the pupils get loads out of it. I don’t think you have “missed the ideal”. At the risk of sounding patronising, keep up the brilliant work!
David Muir (Email) (URL) - 17 11 05 - 11:58
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