Thursday, February 01, 2007

Educational Bloggers

Listening to the WOW2.0 broadcast on Tuesday, Vicky Davis mentioned that she and Bud Hunt had been included in a newspaper article about teacher bloggers who hide behind pseudonyms and blog. I guess that the reporter did not read many of either Vicky's or Buds blogs because both of them are pretty outfront in telling all that read them who they are and what their names are.
As I quickly skimmed the article I was struck with the topic. Many of these teacher "bloggers" have negative comments to say about their school, pupils or administrators. Anyone who bothers to leave a trail of comments and text behind in the blogosphere is foolish. This is one of the first rules of blogging that we teach the kids.

You have an audience. They are reading what you write. Be careful what you say. Think first... type later.

When I go through my aggregator and read all the wonderful things my network writes about I am always amazed at the amazing content that I am lucky enough to learn . I never have seen a negative blog post about a school, pupil or administrator. Inf act it is the opposite. These are positive posts about great schools or kids.

Go read the article, create your own response. I love my network of blogging buddies. You are like family.

1 comment:

Vicki A. Davis said...

Thank you for speaking out on this! I truly felt misrepresented. I'm working on a post about this article. Now, I am debating if it is ethical to post what the reporter said about including me -- basically an admission that she misrepresented. I do not want to stoop to the level of newspaper reporters.