Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Removing the "Next Element" in Blogger

I recently participated in a webinar hosted by EdTech. The presenter was Tim Chase, a middle school teacher who teaches reading and technology. The title of the webinar was "Tim Chase - Xtreme Teamwork-Communication and Collaboration in Your Classroom and Mine." In the webinar he talked about a number of Web 2.0 tools he'd been using with his students, Blogger among them. He expressed concern about the "next blog" tab on the blogs meant for student use and how they randomly lead to other blogs that might not be appropriate. He told us he had directions on one of his blogs on how to remove the "next element" feature.
Here is the link:
http://blog.edtech2020.com/2008/01/removing-next-blog-element-in-blogger.html
I tried this in one of my older blogs that has been neglected:

http://bethanymscomputerlab.blogspot.com/


Now I will try to eliminate it from this blog.

YES! It worked.

2 comments:

Tim Chase said...

Yay! Removing the NEXT BLOG is such a good idea for middle school blogs! :)

~Tim
(www.edtech2020.com)

Kevin said...

If you're concerned about potentially having a link to questionable content, why not host the blogs with some open source software locally? This has the added benefit of showing students that there are lots of great open source programs out there that they can use and experiment with.

- A former student. (Back in.. 2000? It's been a while.)