Thanks to Ken for pointing me to Brian Fitzgerald, who looks like he’s got all of the Lincoln, NE schools on Manila. He’s even created a couple of teacher/school themes to play with. And his district has some Manila tutorials (and here and here) and tips and tricks page. I’m going to try to find out the extent of weblog use in his district, but it looks like it might be another sample that we can use to show the potential.
More and more, I think Manila is going to be my choice. Now that I’m seeing that things can be made a bit more intuitive, I feel like I’m getting more focused on the implementation part. Joe is going with p-machine, so maybe we can share our pilot stories. (Digital Cousins Part 2?) And now, after looking at Lincoln, I find my brain really going toward the whole km piece that Manila can do on a schoolwide basis. It is more than a weblogging tool…another reason to move this way, I think.
Article on weblogs in education. Some interesting resources as yet untapped here, but not too much new.