This seems to be happening more and more, me being late to the party on stuff, but here’s another effort on the part of the edblogging community that deserves some attention. Steve Hargadon, who is just doing all sorts of cool things involving open source software and recycling computers and other good and noble things, put together the SupportBlogging! wiki as a response to the dopey DOPA legislation that’s going through Congress. Here’s the mission:
“Educational Blogging” is a positive, tranformational technology that is often confused with “Social Networking” sites like MySpace.com. While there are similarities in the web technologies used for blogging and social networking sites, they serve different purposes. The current backlash against social networking sites has the potential to overshadow the benefits of educational blogging. Hopefully, this site will provide materials for decision-makers as they determine policies for their schools and districts that would impact the use of educational blogging or potentially restrict access to sites that provide blogging services.
The site already has all sorts of great resources, and it looks like a great start at collecting the ideas and best practices of the community.
BTW, Steve’s also set up a “Blogs, Wikis, and the Read/Write Web” Education Booth at NECC, which (OMG) is less than a month away!