Remember “School Blog or Not,” that great site that was tracking the debate of one school district in terms of Web logging their site? Well, Bill is back, albeit briefly with some results. They ended up picking p-machine. But their debate doesn’t seem to be over.
Quote: “This weblog, which was just an experiment in the first place, may stay cold for a while until phase two – empowering of non-tech-savvy educators-begins. Or not, we’ll see. There remains a real difference of opinion within the team who developed the site regarding the need to empower end users as well as re: the value of off-the-shelf CMS/weblog tools – truce was declared so that we could actually get a site launched (and hence the IMO completely gratuitous ColdFusion layer) but subsequent developments may merit more discussion.”
And then there’s this site which talks about implementing Moveable Type with a college class. And Joe is playing with MT as well. The “Dream Tool Debate” is started at Albert’s Disruptive Technology Site and I’ll try to cross post my thoughts there eventually. All I know is at this point I’m getting the feeling that as they “get” the concept, more and more teachers are going to be willing to test drive something. But I’m still afraid they’re going to leave it on the lot if it’s Manila, for all the reasons I’ve already discussed.