Don’t you love her avatar? Miss W (Wyatt) is a Tasmanian middle school teacher who teaches blogging and works with Sue Waters from Edublogger. She volunteers to help beginning bloggers by commenting on student posts and comments. Miss W’s blog on Kids in the Mid is worth the visit. On her blog may be found a parent letter giving kids permission to blog.  She adapted her parent letter from a Wiki, Bud the Teacher’s Wiki, also worth the visit.

The letters demonstrate the importance of student privacy as well as teacher monitoring of comments.  Parents need the assurance teachers and schools are protecting students and teaching proper blogging skills.  What is written on a blog is there for the community and possibly the world to read.

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About Donna

Changing educational paradigms motivate me to share new technology as well as the admirable work of others who integrate contemporary research on how people learn with supportive, free digital applications and resources. Do teachers ever have enough time or money? Perhaps my discoveries will expedite the journey of a busy educator seeking a 21st Century 'true north' of his or her own.

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