Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What About Blogs? July 2006

Hello fellow bloggers!

Now that you have had an opportunity to look at several different types of blogs out there, what do you think?

Create a comment on this posting that discusses what you may have discovered, new ideas you now have, a blog you thought was particularly great, or questions you may still have.

Be sure to read other posts and make comments to them if you'd like.

Lee Anne

Monday, July 10, 2006

Made for Classroom Blogging

Classblogmeister is a free blog host that was designed by a teacher (David Warlick) for teachers.

You might also be interested in David's blog for educators 2 Cents Worth.

What Mark Ahlness said in his blog edtechblog about Classblogmieister:
So here's my testimonial, my sales pitch for Classblogmeister. First, it's not blocked. Next, it offers TOTAL teacher approval before any student post or comment on a student post (take that, MySpace fear mongers). Teachers can leave online feedback for students to improve their writing (like if they want to get it published) that is hidden from public view. Next, it's free (thanks to David W's generosity). It also has a very active list on Yahoo! Groups for sharing and problem solving. Last, I have never, in 25 years of teaching, seen a more powerful classroom tool for motivating students to write. Nothing else even comes close. It is the perfect blogging tool for teachers.