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children blogging

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Mincepies, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Do any of you have any thoughts about children having their own blogs - set up through school? If you have done so any problems, issues, positives?
  2. I think Ronan used to have children blogging. May be worth posting something for him. He is very insightful in IT skills.
  3. We Blog at home.Only problem is the little tool in the top corner which allows you to click onto "next Blog".It could be anything or anyone.Our school system won't allow access to Blogs.
  4. Ta Trollhula,
    But would you do blogging if your system allowed it?
  5. No,I don't think I would .We have kept a Blog at home almost daily for a long time now.Random people can leave messages and that is a risk.It is a brilliant resource but I would be afraid to use it at school-sad really.
  6. I wouldn't use a blog for my class...there are too many risks for me to feel happy.

    I think a website is a much better idea...can have a direct link to the site and no clicking next and ending up on someone elses nasty blog!!
  7. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    we have personal and private individual blogs for KS2 via their VLE. whether they use them, i have no idea, they can't be seen by others. they can access them anywhere, though.
  8. Brenden

    Brenden New commenter

    Someone should make a website for student bloggers with school-moderated accounts, password protected areas and a permission system to control access and functions. Nutty, hop to it!
  9. Andrew Jeffrey

    Andrew Jeffrey New commenter

    I discovered with my personal blog that one of the main problems was from people spamming it, often with quite pornographic material. Some days I was having to delete over 60 irrelevant comments per day. That has now been solved by the addition of a verification key, which is something I would definitely recommend if you are setting up a class blog for children.
  10. Brenden, when you have the good grace to even attempt to answer the posts that are placed on threads in terms of how you proceed or even offer an apology then you may well earn the right to attempt to be amusing about someone you offended - until then I suggest you keep nutty out of your comments.
  11. Brenden

    Brenden New commenter

    Fine, madphil, you make the blogging site. I have answered every question that has been presented to me.
  12. Brenden

    Brenden New commenter

    Actually I'm going to amend that with "I'm not accountable to you, you have no say over what I post or who I reference in said posting"
  13. I could argue the toss but quite frankly I would lose the will to live well before I finished my sentence. And I don't want to sabotage someone else's thread.

    You however know exactly what I am refering to on the repository thread and your lack of replies to my statements (lets not call them questions) and subsequent replies from others spoke far louder than your silence.

  14. Pageant

    Pageant Occasional commenter

    well said madphil (again) but getting an apology from a certain person from whom insults trip off the tongue like rain drips from a brolly would be like getting blood from a stone.
    Brenden (in his own eyes) never does anything wrong of course and I agree about the vanishishing thread which dared to point out his arrogance. It spoke volumes didn't it.
    Lay off nutty and everyone else.
  15. The anxiety people are expressing about blogs and safety really depends which blog site you use. I use wordpress.com precisely because it's so flexible with security. The most secure settings has only people with passwords allowed to see it and no comments allowed at all. You can have public-viewed blog with password-only commenting: that's what I prefer to use with children because there are so many benefits in commenting with self- and peer-assessment but you don't want just anyone able to comment. There are lots of other setting options too. What I'd suggest you do is register (it's free) and play around with the settings to see if you get the sort of security level you and your Headteacher are happy with. I bet you will, and the children will gain so much from it.
  16. jog_on

    jog_on New commenter

    Thanks Benja...sounds like a lovely idea. Will take a look now.

    Only just caught up with this thread. Yet another swipe at someone unnecessarily...again, undeserved :(
  17. jog_on

    jog_on New commenter

    Benja - just wondering how you can change the next blog part on wordpress - any ideas please?

  18. jog_on

    jog_on New commenter


    For Benja - if possible.
  19. Have you looked at www.edublogs.org?

    They offer free blogs for schools. I use them for my school blogs.
  20. jog_on

    jog_on New commenter

    No, not looked there. Will check it out. Thanks :)

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