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Categories?

What categories would you like to see in a blog intended for classroom use.

I could see “assignments,” “announcements,” “readings” as ways for the teacher to communicate with students.

What else?

What categories would you use for student posts?

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 09/03 at 10:51 AM
  1. As the teacher would I get instant notification of a student’s blog?  Would students--let’s say--who were at home be able to blog and ask questions of me?  Would there be a possible category for questions…

    Posted by Darlene  on  09/07  at  10:35 AM
  2. You can turn off or on whether someone gets notified of each comment. And you just add the eamil addresses of whoever the email should go to. This is something I do from the control panel (or you do, if you’re interested, after a “qualifying” workshop.)

    There may be more to it than that (having to do with various member groups, which I haven’t yet mastered) but we can make it work, probably very easily, possibly with a bit of tweaking.

    The categories (and subcategories and sub-subcategories) can be anything you want. The main trouble I would anticipate for them is that I set one category as the default, but then the person posting needs to select any different category to have the post assigned to. All the categories are visible to each poster on the publish page. I would expect people occasionally to forget to assign their post to the correct category (somewhat like forgetting to write their name on papers).

    Posted by Michael L Umphrey  on  09/09  at  12:58 PM
  3. This sounds like an interesting idea. As a student I would have to say I would enjoy this process. It would give me a chance to interact with teachers and learn other things by passing through each page as well. It’s an interesting idea and I would love to see it in effect!

    Posted by Dezzy Dodd  on  12/13  at  03:06 AM

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