Interesting to watch the class weblog of my J1 kids just kind of branch out into all sorts of spaces. I continue to be impressed by the depth of their posts (as opposed to my J2 kids) and for now am just kind of going along for the ride. Just the fact that they are writing and thinking and publishing is cool in itself. 13 kids in the last few days, which is pretty good, but I need to pull the others in as well. Makes me certain that this can work well as an adjunct to classroom discussion in just about any class, and I’m definitely going to have my Media kids do it as well. The only aspect that limits it is the kids online access at home and what we can do to provide it to them if they need it. Out of 61 kids that I have done blogs with this year, only two haven’t had access at home. That’s a pretty small percentage, but it’s still significant. Chris struggled a bit in my Web class because of it. And I think Jen might be held back a bit too this quarter. Still, I think the kids have taken to it and are getting some good use out of it.
Updated to IE 6.0 Wednesday and now I can’t “Blog This!” without doing a fix to the registry which I don’t have access to here at school. And that has noticeably slowed down my posting. May uninstall back to 5.0.