Saturday, June 02, 2007

Open Thread Saturday!

"Open Thread" Saturday is a place for you to tell me what you would like to see on this site. What can I do to make it more user-friendly, topics you would like to see discussed in the future, questions or concerns. So here you go, give me your feedback.


Anonymous said...


I don't know if you have the answer to this, but I am wondering why the last few days of school are always half-days. Is this to give the teachers time to finish up administrative tasks?

Thank you,


Jennifer Abell said...

You are correct and half days or days in which we still serve lunch are counted for our 180 day requirement.

Anonymous said...

I couldn’t seem to find quite the right place to put this –

Could you tell me why teacher web pages aren’t monitored? I was frustrated this past year with a web page I had expected/hoped would provide ongoing news about a classroom, and though the teacher had a web page, it was not kept current and really wasn’t helpful. I was hesitant to complain, because I didn’t want to have a poor relationship with the teacher, so I did some checking around throughout other teachers’ web pages, and was surprised and disappointed with what I found.

This school system makes such a big deal about its technology…

Jennifer Abell said...

I AGREE! I have been disappointed by the lack of information on teachers web-sites. There are exceptions, but they are few. The internet and technology can be such a powerful and useful tool if it is used and kept up-to-date. I have questioned this at the beginning of every school year, but nothing has ever come to fruition. I will try again this year. Thanks for the feedback.