Add a SiteMap to your Blog

As seen on this blog… DPS BLOGGERS CODE TO USE: <!– ddsitemapgen –> Copy from arrow to arrow including the arrows. Then Go into your blog admin and click “WRITE”. Select “Page” (instead of Post). Add a title such as sitemap. Then in the text edit bar click the “html” button. Paste <!– ddsitemapgen –> … Read more

Launched a news portal & Learning Portal

Just within the last 2 weeks I launched a news portal called “School Matters”.  We used an open source product called Joomla.  Joomla is a content management system that is quite impressive from an ease of use perspective.  The School Matters site offers a photo gallery, document management system, forums for discussions, interactive calendars, , … Read more

New Site Design…

With summer fast approaching, work began and then proceeded faster than expected to make updates to the district website. The new layout (ver.5) is the layout that will be in place for the next year or so.  I think we can get a lot out of the current design and it will be able to … Read more

Main Blog Page Updated

I worked on a theme for our DPS Blog page which allows teachers to see the last 50 posts on iBlog as well as list all the blogs created in iLearn. I am thinking of turning the main blog page into a fully functional page (Not just for teachers to create a blog) where parents … Read more

ScribeFire Blog Plugin for Firefox Browsers

If you are interested in making blogging EASY, please install the scribefire plugin for Firefox browsers.  Attached is a PDF that explains how to install the plugin. INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS This plugin was demonstrated at the Salina Tech Camp.  You can literally update your blog in 10 seconds using this plugin!  Email me if you have … Read more


There have been several emails I have gotten over the past couple of weeks regarding setting up blogs for districts.  We use a program called WordPress MU (multi-user).  This program allows people with a particular email address to sign up and create a blog.  The biggest benefit is that ANY AND ALL staff members for … Read more

iLearn Milestone…

Yesterday, 2/28/07, marked a milestone in iLearn use.  We had over 12,000 logs.  Normally we hover around 5,000 on a slow day and average about 8,000 on most days.  There was a lot of activity on the server and no reports of a slow down coming from the new server. This is great news.  Hopefully … Read more

Publish from firefox

OK.  I have been hesitant about using add-ons in firefox.  But recently I updated my browser theme and decided to check out the latest plugins for Firefox and I was blown away!  There were advanced adware plugins and even plugins for posting to my blog.  I can manage and add new content to my blog … Read more

Professional Development

Just today I was conducting training with teachers.  It is an exciting time to be working with educators.  Thanks for listening to my presentation on district web technologies!  Hopefully some of you will pursue a DPS blog or move into the arena of Online Classrooms with iLearn.

New Web Conf. Software: DimDim

We just downloaded the Alpha Version of this new, free software called DimDim.  We had tried this out previously and it worked OK.  The video would drop out and it lacked features, but the Alpha version looks promising!  We just conducted a 30 minute test and it worked GREAT! This will be software that can … Read more