I love that Margaret Simon has started a Sunday Link Up for posts about digital literacy at her blog to challenge us to share our technology journeys.
Today is not so much a blog post about something I'm trying out in my classroom, but a request for advice. This year I've created blogs for all my students (33 5th graders and 56 6th graders) on Kidblog. They have a requirement to write one Slice of Life a week and comment on three others. It has been an extremely rewarding experience. I have kept their Kidblogs private, but now would like to open them up to the public. I've enjoyed their Slices so much, and I'd love to expand their audience so they could get even more feedback. I've written and asked about this before, and I keep hesitating. I e-mailed all my parents about it and have gotten some very positive responses. What are your thoughts/advice/ideas about taking Kidblog public? Monitoring comments would be difficult for me because of the sheer volume of comments the kids give each other and the number of students I have. I'd love to hear back from you!