Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For Teachers Who Blog -- Or Might

Teachers who blog in public places should know the basics of media law and their employment contracts in order to avoid lawsuits, employer disciplinary action, and other problems, says this article from Edutopia magazine. It includes tips from popular blogger Bud Hunt (Bud the Teacher), who recommends that educators use their real names in public web spaces to promote personal accountability and "lessen the likelihood of launching online character assaults." Hunt makes no secret of who or where he is, but makes it clear that the views expressed on the site are his own and not those of his employer.

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