School Library BloggingNovember 28th, 2005 by infomancy
Michael Stephens writes at Tame the Web about the use of educational blogging to connect schools in Michigan and New York. What was really great to see in his coverage of an article from the Battle Creek Enquirer, was that the teacher in Michigan knew to go to her school librarian to have the blog set up. Why? Because blogs, like libraries, are about the information and the conversation; not the technology. If you read the article, you will see what I mean about the conversation. I wonder if an essay assignment (with the teacher as the only audience) wouldn’t have elicited the same level of responses?
I wish I could read more of the students’ writing, but since their blog is being hosted on blogspot.com it is, of course, blocked. This is where something like edublogs.org is a great way to create a safe place for school blogs. It is a pity that both edublogs.org and learnerblogs.org are blocked here.
Anyway, here is a shout out to Margaret Lincoln, the library media specialist at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek Michigan. Go infomancy!