Friday, December 12, 2008

Blogger Adds a Useful New Capacity

Blogger, the platform I use to write this blog and until October used for my classroom blogs, has added a new import/ export capacity. Now Blogger users can import content from existing files on their computers or content from their blogs to their computer.

Applications for Education
The new import/ export feature could be useful for teachers in two ways. First, if you would like to keep a physical record of what you have posted or your students have posted you can now export that content to a local hard drive. Second, if you ever find yourself in a situation where your school district decides to block access to the blogspot.com domain (as happened in my district's elementary schools) you can quickly export your existing content and transfer it to another free blog platform.

Thanks to Mashable for alerting me to this Blogger update. The Blogger team has posted instructions for using the import/ export feature here.