Monday, November 25, 2013

Making the KIS Intranet from Scratch

Seven years ago I was having a conversation with Clay Burell (+Clay Burell) about creating a place to hold all of the forms and documents that our school had, so that teachers could easily find them. It was a great idea, but for some reason Clay couldn't get any traction with the Business Office or the school leadership; Clay was apparently ahead of his time with the idea. Now, seven years later, we have just created a Google Site to do the job. This time things were quite different. Our years of EdTech support and Fish Bowl PD sessions helped build a culture where people understood the value of such endeavors as creating a KIS Intranet to share information more effectively and efficiently. I'd love to share our creation with the public, but we decided it would be best for internal use only, so you need to have a KIS email account to log into the Site. But if you have questions about the process, please feel free to make a comment on this post and I will reply in a jiffy.