Watch Your Blog

According to David Warlick of The Landmark Project, the Blog is “an online publishing tool that enables people to easily publish their loves, passions, dislikes, peeves, discoveries, and insights.†Yes, all sorts of students and teachers publish their insights…the good, bad and ugly for all to see!

  • If you, an educator are creating your own personal blog, don’t mention student names, parent gripes or the “hot substitute teacher†or you might find yourself in hot water. Use common sense.
  • If students are talking to an educator about someone’s blog containing threats, take it seriously and go to the administration. You might save a life.
  • Try the various blog search engines such as Feedster or DayPop or even Google to discover student blogs.
  • Some administrators find student blogs can help them take the pulse of the school!

Submitted by:Linda Uhrenholt