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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Schools are starting to blog

While I was wasting away in school today, there was something that caught my attention. Part of what we are going to do to help with studying spanish is blogging.

I guess what she is trying to do is to allow us to use our skills (or lack of) in spanish in a medium that many people prefer over writing. So far I can see this probably isn't going to work that great because she doesn't really know much of anything about computers or how the internet works. Granted that the blog is hosted on blogspot, it will be interesting to see if it will even be accessible. Additionally, it currently requires you to have a Blogger account; I'm not sure if that will help anything.

Of course, that's not the only part of the school that wants to be in the whole blog thing. The administration has one that is set up. They don't really use it like a blog, but more like a message board to discuss school issues, publicly.

School staff is not capable of understanding technology, and they just need to figure that out.

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2:54 AM | Posted by mike | 2 comments posted below

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Schools still shy away from blogging because they see it as time wasted on gossip or inflamtory attacks. I have come across anumber of schools experimenting with it at various levels - some were more successful than others.

"They don't really use it like a blog, but more like a message board to discuss school issues, publicly." - I have been talking to a teacher friend about blogging. The 'bulletin board' type blog would at least get his school's information online quickly and easily. Plus it would help the administration understand blogging more.

So.. was spanish blogging a success?
By Blogger Leon, at 1/07/2007 05:48:00 AM
To be honest, her mention of it at the beginning of the year was as close as we ever got to it. I think part of the problem stems from the fact that using computers with a foreign language is difficult, especially accents which are a real pain in the butt.

Sadly, schools are terrible (for the most part) in anything technical.
By Anonymous mike, at 1/07/2007 08:59:00 PM
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