Met with my superintendent last week and he is sufficiently satisfied with the results of the four site pilot that we’re going to expand it to 10 and reevaluate at the end of the school year. The goal is still to make the changeover to the new site at some point late in the summer. I know that I’m jumping through more hoops than some other folks, but to be honest, on some level I’m glad we’re going slowly. It’s giving me a chance to wrap my brain around the whole process and how it will end up working.
Most of the departmental sites have been created and we’re slowly turning over the content. The library sites are really looking good, and the librarians are getting the hang of it. The one in charge of the Book Nook is my “Blogger of the Year” so far, and the other librarians are starting to update the main site more regularly. I’ve really not done much in terms of pushing them; they’re coming to it on their own. And on the athletics front, the admin assistant is busy udating content and talking about how much parents love the site. Very cool.
The best news is that another teacher is teaching the Weblogs class this summer, and she’s even offering an advanced class to show how to incorporate multimedia and do some html tweaks. I’m thrilled, because it brings legitimacy to the “program.” So, the blogs are spreading…