Think I may be hitting the weblog wall, so to speak. Six hours of weblog info, theory and Blogger is a lot, and Manila on tap for tomorrow. I was interested to see what the reactions were going to be, and for the most part they were positive. The theory is easy to get to, and the sales pitch goes down pretty easy when discussing real life collaboration and content management. And as I’ve said before, a lot of the issues that plague others don’t reside here.
But there were some bumps with Blogger in terms of being able to figure out how to do the basics, some lost posts, some frustration. To be honest, I’m a little worried about Manila tomorrow since I’m not as at ease with it and it’s a step up. (Anyone want to edit/test the Manila part of my outline to make sure I’m on the right track?) I know it’s going to take me some time to be as fluent with it as Karen; just hoping to be able to help them set up the basics.
I think I’ll have some of those early adopters that Pat refers to here at this school this year. If nothing else, I’m going to get in front of 100 teachers and show them what they can do and get them thinking. We can support them pretty well, but I’m gonna have to get some training on Manila somewhere because much like Sebastian, I too am struggling with taking the software and customizing it for my needs. (How about the online Ken Dow course?) Too bad NWP won’t step up and develop what we need…what exactly do we need anyway?