Opening Doors to Your Classroom Blog

Lay the Groundwork

It may seem a pain, but it’s worth it!

As you consider trying a class blog, ask your principal or supervisor if district policies allow a class blog with certain limitations (and what limitations, if any, would be required for you to have a blog). Different schools interpret recent U.S. laws requiring archives of student computer activity with varying degrees of stringency, so no two schools will have the exact same policy. Some may ask you to use only a “gated” blog visible to members only. Some may allow fully public blogs. Don't be afraid to ask!

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