Sarah points to another Georgia State Web logger, Hilary Wilder, who asks her students to respond about the use of Web logs as a communication tool for parents and students. Some mixed views on all of this, probably pretty representative of the conflict many of us feel to expand the circle of learning but dreading the time and hassle that comes with it. And some very perceptive assessments of the access issue, i.e.:
Personally I think it is great learning and finding out about all these new sources of communication. I am just not sure how practical it is for everyone–I think it really depends on what kind of school district you teach in–if the parents and students are fortunate enough to have access to a computer and whether or not they are computer literate.
This all does mean more work, you know. But maybe if we could do this work instead of some of the other “work” we’re asked to do, the benefits would become more apparent.
UPDATE: Tim informs me that Hilary teaches at William Patterson College here in NJ…Maybe it’s time to start a Garden State chapter of eBN!
Tim Merritt says
Actually, Hilary teaches at William Paterson University in lovely New Jersey. And she’s my sister-in-law.
Will R. says
Get out! I thought I saw a reference to the Star-Ledger but…that’s pretty cool! Another New Jersey Web logger!