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    Schoolwires Blogs....

    • Create subject-specific blogs by adding Blog Pages to your website.
    • Publish blog postings without technical know-how or additional editing/file transfer software. Post visitor comments while retaining control through approval.
    • Catalog your blogs automatically by month posted and by recent postings.
    • Share updates with visitors through RSS (web feed) technology by feeding postings to newsreader software or portal websites.

    What Can I do with Blog? (short for Web log):

    • Promote literacy by encouraging reading and writing.
    • Provide immediate feedback. 
    • Facilitate cooperative learning activities. 
    • Create a forum for students to express themselves while still retaining control. 
    • Improve and promote communications with parents and the community.
     
    Examples:
    Library - Harpool MS (book suggestions)
    be sure to check out the postings by month
     
    Resources:
     
    Start with some rules....
     
    Bloggers Code of Ethics (Originally from the Forrester Best Practices report, Blogging: Bubble Or Big Deal: When And How Businesses Should Use Blogs.)
    1. I will tell the truth.
    2. I will write deliberately and with accuracy.
    3. I will acknowledge and correct mistakes promptly.
    4. I will preserve the original post, using notations to show where I have made changes so as to maintain the integrity of my publishing.
    5. I will never delete a post.
    6. I will not delete comments unless they are spam or off-topic.
    7. I will reply to emails and comments when appropriate, and do so promptly.
    8. I will strive for high quality with every post – including basic spellchecking.
    9. I will stay on topic.
    10. I will disagree with other opinions respectfully.
    11. I will link to online references and original source materials directly.
    12. I will disclose conflicts of interest.
    13. I will keep private issues and topics private, since discussing private issues would jeopardize my personal and work relationships.
Last Modified on January 12, 2009