Dale Pike (who has a new eduweblog) says: “Management of meta-data is a great idea (e.g. categories), but it requires, to some extent, some foreknowledge of how you’re going to want to use the information in the future.”
This is kind of what I’m struggling with right now as I think about the template aspect of this. It’s not just the development of categories or departments, but also the vehicle that teachers or students could use to recall or find relevant posts or snippets of information. When I was in Vermont, David asked if there was a way to “file” posts even further, to have sub-departments. I said probably not, but it got me to thinking about the really important need to find stuff once you post it. Blogger was just one long page of posts, really, and the search I had on it was terrible. Hector suggested FreeFind as a search tool, and I’m going to check it out once I get my site address straight. But the deeper issue is the KM piece of it. It would be great if someone could create a simple folder system for storing posts.