I’ve been building some sites using the new theme that Bryan Bell created for me and I’m liking it more and more. Luckily, it seems, so do people at my school. I was concerned that just using one base theme for all the pages on the site would be too repetitive. But the flexibility that Bryan built into the banner has made it easy to personalize each site with just a little bit of elbow grease. Some examples are the library site, athletics, ed tech committee, Chinese Honor Society, and referendum. None of these sites are “live” yet, meaning if you didn’t have the link you wouldn’t find it from our site. If you take a look at want to leave me some feedback, I’d love to hear it.

I feel the momentum starting to grow. Yesterday I met with the teacher who directs the marching band and music program, and he brought with him a list of things he wanted on the Website. Audio and video files, music files of other types, ability to have is own e-mail group, student creation of content…you get the idea. It was like that old commercial where the guy kept saying “We can do that.” He kept saying, “Cool” or “Wow” or “Really?” And the thing is that he’s one of those “key communicators” who will get up there in front of the staff at the unveiling later this year and talk about how cool his part of the site is. Next week I’ll post a link to his banner…