Thursday, September 23, 2004

Great School Web Site

Will Richardson has rightfully become a guru in using blogs in schools. He's not just commenting on the stuff -- he's really doing it and reporting on all kinds of successes and failures. That's not news to anyone who's been paying attention.

After noticing that his school is part of a pilot program for the project I've been working on this year, I checked out the school's site -- it is really impressive, taking the spirit of blogs and infusing it into an institution. For example, the subsection for their education technology committee keeps track of interesting developments in the field, posts their meeting notes, and lets anyone see their techology plan (MS Word). It's a great glimpse into the challenges faced by educators and techies trying to maintain and integrate 1400 computers in a school. Contrast the depth and quality with your average school site and imagine how much better informed the staff, students and parents are about what's going on at Hunterdon. It certainly invites participation.

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