CapEd Crusader Blog

A blog about blogs. Very M.C. Escher-esque in its circularity. This is a blog for educators interested in resources on blog use in education. The ideas expressed in this blog represent those of the authors and not necessarily those of Capital University.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Safety and job security

Blogging is a great way to share what is happening. Many teachers benefit from reading the experience of others.
However, job security is also important. While we benefit from the experience of others, no one wishes for someone to lose their job because they posted something not so flattering about their district or administrator.
That having been said, there is a great article with advise on how to be safe when blogging and what things to consider when sharing experiences. Some of the advice includes not revealing your location or mention names. I know my students use invitation only blogs. They are required to follow good etiquette.

http://www.eff.org/Privacy/Anonymity/blog-anonymously.php

Blog ideas

Blogs are one of the great levelers. They require little technological expertise, yet can potentially be thoughtful and intellectual.
Educators are beginning to see blogging as a tool for learning. As we start to consider the possibilities, examples and ideas emerge.
Here is an article that shares some thoughts about blogs in education. It includes some outstanding examples.