Web journals become the new fly on the wall
It was only a matter of time. Teachers have entered the blogosphere.
Many teachers' blogs are merely personal journals or opportunities for professional networking. But look out for the ones that are technology's answer to the teacher's lounge - complete with professional chit-chat, catty remarks about colleagues and - gasp! - gripes about students.
On one level, blogs are little more than personal journals posted on the Internet for all to see. They provide a forum for teachers to share ideas with colleagues around the world or simply talk about themselves and others. However, taking a wider view, the sometimes funny, sometimes intense blogs paint what may be the rawest portrait seen of the teaching profession – a profession that definitely appears to be in transition.
Selected examples of blogs by educators:
For more examples of teacher blogs, click here. If you'd like to add to this list, post your favorite teacher blog in comments.
Dennis Fermoyle, by the way, tells me that USA Today is planning to publish a report on teacher blogs this month.
Tags: Blogs, Blogging, Teachers, K-12, Education, Writing, Media by Sistrunk