A discussion with an educator at the State University of New York's University at Buffalo about blogs and their benefit in the classroom: “In some cases, the blogs also outlast the course in which they are offered.” And, the Washington Post details how a New Jersey high school teacher set up a blog for students to converse about "The Secret Life of Bees." The result: the book’s author herself made a special appearance to talk to students, commending students for their insights about her own book.
And the teachers’ lounge hits the blogosphere. Click here to read what life is really like in the classroom, as teachers share frustrations about lack of tech funding, opinions about educational debates and more. Blogging in education will be one arena worth tracking, along with issues surrounding teacher anonymity (how open will educators be, with administrators and others reading?) and transparency.