Friday, August 04, 2006

It's Time to Move

After conversing with my system's technology coordinator, I feel that Blogger will probably continue to be blocked at school. I want to be able to post assignments at school, so I have begun a new blog at Edublogs. I am still learning how to use the site, but I think I will like it once I get used to it. My new address is jsgeometry.edublogs.org. Come visit me there!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Blocked?

I returned to school yesterday to begin preparing my classroom. While taking a break I sat down at the computer and tried to access the Blogger sign in page. It is now blocked. I can read blogs at school, but I cannot post to my own blog.

My principal has called the technology coordinator to ask about this, but I would be surprised if it is unblocked. So now I have a couple of quandaries. First of all, I am giving a workshop Tuesday on 21st Century Skills. The plan was to have everyone set up their own blogs. I was going to use Blogger because I like it. I have found it very easy to use. I am not as comfortable with the other blogging sites. Edublogs is not blocked, so I guess I will try it.

My second quandary is what to do about this blog. I usually post to it either during my planning period or right after school. If I wait until I get home, it is 7 or 8 o'clock, and someone will usually make a comment about needing the homework. I have a site set up on Edublogs, but I don't like it. I guess I will have to use it.

I'm not really happy about this.