Topic: Personal Blogs
I've read other blogs today until my eyes crossed! It seems that there are several trains of thought about what makes a blog useful. I started getting caught up in the notion that blogs need to be more than an automation of something you'd do anyway and then brought myself up short. I was thinking about John's comments about principals' time (or lack of it) and started wondering what's wrong with automation?
For example, I remember trying to get teachers to contribute items for a staff meeting agenda or helping my office manager gather up and sort out the scraps of paper that had weekly or daily staff bulletin notices. It might have been much easier if we had set up blogs for these tasks. If every staff member was subscribed to the blog and received notices through RSS, s/he could contribute items online and read other postings as well. Then the items would have been in one place and we all would have saved time.
What are some other mundane tasks that could automated?