A long but fulfilling day

Another long day but a good one over all. Taught middle schoolers how to create header images for their blogs or web sites. Taught a high school elective via video conference about wikis, tags, and rss to kick off the horizonproject. Then brought 9 new teachers into the blogosphere with an after school Professional Development opportunity.

On thing that is becoming clear is that it’s getting harder and harder to find a place to put a personal blog. Edublogs, Blogger, Yahoo 360, blogs.com, are all blocked and I don’t know where to tell teachers to turn too if they want to have a personal blog. I would love to be able to support them in creating one as there is no better way to learn a tool or see the benefits in it if the learner can make a person connection.

If anyone has a site they think might work from China please pass it along. Right now the only way I know how to run a blog is to host one yourself…which the average person doesn’t want to do. They want something, simple and free…a.k.a. blogger.

It’s times like this that living behind “The Wall” is frustrating.


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