|Grady High School Cyberspace Project|
Goals and ideas
These are some ideas. We plan to meet the goals for phase one during the 2000- 2001 school year.
Initial web reporter responsibilities
Initialize the list:
Internet availability at Grady
1. How many workstations at Grady have Internet access?
2. Where are the workstations and what is their availability to students, faculty and staff?
3. Do students' class assignments or extracurricular activities require or benefit from Internet access?
4. How many Grady families have access to the Internet from home?
5. Do Grady workstations filter Internet content?
1. Do teachers and staff use email to communicate with students and parents.
2. Do all teachers and staff have email accounts.
Grady On-Line Usage
1. How many students, faculty, staff, and parents, know about Grady On-Line?
2. How many students, faculty, staff and parents visit Grady On-Line and why?
2. Who, outside of the Grady community, visits Grady On-Line?
3. What are the most visited pages on Grady On-Line?
4. How do they use Grady On-Line?
5. What suggestions have user made for improving Grady On-Line?
Grady On-Line Content, Navigation, and Performance
1 How does Grady On-Line compare to other school's web sites?
2. Does the content meet the needs of the users?
3. Is the content easy to find?
4. What new content have users requested?
5. What new content is currently planed?
6. Is the content accurate and up-to-date?
7. Is the site always up and working?
8. Do the pages load quickly?
9. Do the pages work with all or most browsers?
Management, Architecture, and Funding?
1. What is the management structure for Grady On-Line.
2. What hardware, software, and connectivity is available for managing Grady On-Line?
3. What is the budget for Grady On-Line?
4. Who funds Grady On-Line?
5. Does Grady On-Line crash anyone's browser?
1. Are their students, faculty, parents, businesses, et al interested in supporting Grady On-Line?
2. What role does the web play in a Magnet School of Communications?
3. What roles does the web play in Magnet Schools of Communications nationwide?
4. Can Grady On-Line support or enhance student publications?
1. Are there well understood guidelines for content (such as student names) on Grady On-Line?
2. Other guidelines.
1. Make sure Grady On-Line's address is on as many school and community publications as possible.
2. Identify those in the Grady community who are frequent and enthusiastic web surfers. Encourage them to visit the site, comment on the site, and participate on the site.
Content and Management
1. Identify volunteer Grady Web Reporters who will take responsibility for the accuracy and freshness of sections of Grady On-Line. For example, a PTSA reporter, a sports reporter, a "correct teacher information" reporter, a daily announcement reporter.
2. Determine a method for keeping the webmaster from working 80 hours a week on the site.
3. Identify students working on school publications who may be interested in adding to their skills or qualifications via on-line journalism.
1. Concentrate on increasing value of the site and value to those working on the site without generating a lot of new work for students, faculty, and staff.
2. Make positions available to students with a desire to learn more about the on-line environment.
3. Make Grady On-Line a model for great schools sites and make the Grady On-Line Management methods available to school sites around the city, state, nation, and world.
4. Avoid making Grady On-Line the sole source of any kind of vital school information. Always consider the availability of web access to the Grady community.
5. Take advantage of the ample web and technology resources in the Grady community, in the Grady neighborhood, and Atlanta at large.
To be determined.
How to deal with personal information.
Rules for decorum and politeness.
Method for submitting changes.
What every web worker needs to know.