I ask in GothamSchools comments:
Do you know if any of the “web 2.0″ parts (blogs & other collaboration tools) of Aris are online/being used/work yet?
An Anonymous Principal responds:
The blogs, wikis, and discussion boards in ARIS have been operational for a few months now and appear to be used very little so far. Some principals may be using these functions but I personally don’t know another principal who is actively using them. None of the teachers in my school using these functions - or anything else in ARIS for that matter. I do use it to look up student data (attendance, exam scores, credits) but nothing else since it’s more user friendly than the other systems we use (ATS/HSST) and plays nicely with Excel when you export data.
If only there was some kind of publication which covered educational technology news.
Later... GothamSchools follows up.
Limited usefulness, and open for supervision both in our schools and from the Department of Education's central offices. I'm glad the reporters thought this was fun; teachers need to be more careful.
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