So this is good news…right?
Gates called blogging and the RSS Web content syndication service a “very interesting phenomenon.” He suggested that by using RSS as notification system, customers can “get the information you want when you want it.”
Substitute “parents,” “teachers,” “students” etc. for “customers” and at least Weblogs as school communications tool looks promising.
Amy D. says
Hi Will. I enjoy reading your blog on the use of blogs in Education – I am currently writing an article on the use of blogs by school administrators and leaders and my editor wants more concrete examples. I can think of many different ways principals and other leaders can use blogs, but I can’t find any examples of them actually doing so! In your travels on the Internet, have you come across any administrator blogs?
Stephen Powell says
Tough nut to crack, principles and online tecniology. I worked on a UK project for 4 years with 20, 000 UK pronciples – called Talking Heads as principles in the UK are called headteachers. Iam not surprised you find examples difficult to come across as (sweeping generalization here) many of these people are not particularly ICT literate and find it difficult to identify a clear purpose for online communication except for email. So if I were a principle, it is just good ‘theoretical’ reasons to Blog that I need but some good practical ones from which I gain some advantage for me or my school.