I just posted the following to my classroom blog at roomtwelve.com:
To all past bloggers here at roomtwelve.com - all of your blog articles are back online! For the past few weeks, they have been unavailable, while the servers for classblogmeister were upgraded.
So, for those in Room Twelve from 2005-06, your blogs are all intact, right here, where they always have been. There is also a "Related Link" to your blog on the upper left corner of this page.
For those in Room Twelve in 2006-07, your articles are now ALL back, under "Room Twelve Alumni", on the right side of this page.
Many, many thanks to David Warlick, for giving us Classblogmeister, the wonderful tool that lets us blog here safely!
May not seem like such a big deal, but I had groups of former students coming in to my class asking about their blogs - like, what happened to our blogs? Are they gone?
Although most of these kids are not actively contributing (right now), it's clear their writing is still important to them - even what they wrote way back in third grade.
I wonder if they'd be checking back with me just to be sure I had their Writing Portfolio from third grade intact - or if I'd I had passed it on - and if their 4th and 5th grade teachers had their third grade writing safely tucked away in manilla folders in file cabinets...?