Pam‘s moving right along with her Web log takeover of Butterville Elementary. (Is that not a perfect name or what? Could Petticoat Junction be far off?) She has the advantage of a lot of energy and a small school to convert. But I’m sure it will spread. (Great story about the intrigue of computers on her post, by the way.)
I met with the new systems administrator yesterday (my other half) and I was giving him a little Web log tour, laying out a little of my grand vision for him. I think he got the concept, and I think most others will too now that there are more and more good examples of what I’m thinking about. I put together a little guided tour for the Intel folk we met last weekend and found it was getting harder and harder to choose the sites to show. That’s a good thing. It means it and we are growing.
One of the sites I chose was Kern County, where the Bellerico Boys as Pat calls them have really done remarkable things. They are the pioneers in the district implementation of Web logs, no doubt. It’s a beautiful site, great graphic design, easy navigation,all put together with Manila. It’s what I’m going to show as a model for my ideas. At some point, I’d really like to make a visit out there to talk to them and see how they do it. Do they have a bunch of people responsible for content? Do they feed their content to partents through RSS?
I’m going to do some more experimenting next quarter. Bring some parents and administrators into the conversation using Manila and RSS and see what they think. Unlike Pam, I have to start slowly…this is a big place. But I’m getting there.