Tom is taking the blog by the horns and has created a site to “hash out a vision for the post Weblog school Website.” Here’s his intro:
Those of us who run school websites and keep personal weblogs are naturally interested in bringing the advantages of weblogs into our schools. Setting up a classroom with Blogger, or managing school news with Movable Type or Frontier have proven to be good starting points, but also have demonstrated to us that schools have unique needs that will require a special set of modifications to get the most out of the possibilites opened up by weblogging.
This could be pretty fun if Tom’s going to take on the development piece of it (no pressure…) Might be a way to build something that will meet most if not all of our needs in one package.
Tom Hoffman says
Yeah, I’m figuring that I’ll be doing the development work, although you won’t find any help if you don’t ask for it. At least some of this stuff I’ll be doing for our school anyhow, so I might as well try to make it more generally useful.
But help with the vision and requirements is encouraged from everyone!