Yesterday Kelly, Tim, and I met to set up the weblog for our grant participants to post news items on while at NECC. After lots of brainstorming ideas about “how-to” organize so that we could have a weblog that would encourage participation from many, not just a few, this is what we decided. We are going to use this one weblog with Departments from the Theme & Program Strands at NECC. We added a General Department and a Heads Up Department to cover miscellaneous items. We will be making all the participants Contributing Editors. We’ll have a link for the main NECC grant weblog to this one. We want to keep this very simple because we have a mixture of pre-service and in-service teachers plus faculty members, all with probably very little knowledge of weblogs. We want this first intro to be fun and pose possibilities for them!
We talked about creating some topics such as Exhibits, Seattle, and Sharing (like AHa’s). If anybody has any ideas to share for Topics or any other thoughts, let us know today or tomorrow. I have not used the New Topic area much, so if anyone has some insights to share, we would welcome them! We have one hour to train them Friday!
The more I look at the possibilities for this grant, the more I like it!