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.