The Explorer is the Staff Newsletter for Zeiger Elementary in Puyallup, Washington. This is a great example of using web 2.0 power via blogs to help educate others about them, through directly using them.

The Puyallup technology director, Glenn Malone, is having some success getting other administrators in the district to blog. I think that approach is a solid one: Rather than just talking theoretically about the potential benefits of blogging, get educators involved in actually blogging themselves. Next step is to convince and support teachers who setup classroom blogs for student work!

Nice job Glenn, and Puyallup educators! 🙂

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2 Responses to School staff blog

  1. Wesley,
    Don’t forget to add Room 613 Student Blogs to your list of classroom blogs. Two weeks ago I opened up a new learnerblogs site for my 6th grade students here in Connecticut and the student response has be phenomenal. Some of my quietest students in class have become my most prolific bloggers. You can check it out at Feel free to comment on any of the students pieces. They would appreciate the input.

    I also posted a “how-to” guide for setting up a class blog on James Farmer’s Learnerblogs at

    Good post. Are there any password protected schoolwide or district Professional Developement Committee blogs out there? I’m working on that next, but that’s going to take a little more selling on my part.

  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    I added the Room 613 student blog to my list, thanks for the link Mike! Looks like the students have really enjoyed commenting on each others’ work. Thanks also for the how-to link.

    I am not aware of any password protected educational blogs, but I have seen restricted-access podcasts. Has anyone else seen any?

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