The coder and I continue to improve the Interactive Calendar Event, so it will do exactly what we want it to do. Today, the coder added two new input fields that will further the capabilities of the script. So far, the ICE improvements are going well. The idea is to make the Interactive Calendar Event indispensable to the Sessioners and the students.
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As I continue to develop iSessioner.com, I can see that we are close to where we want to be, so I'm excited about where we are currently at. I don't think we will ever be completely done no matter how many Sessioners or students use the Web application, because you will always have the competition to contend with, but that is OK with me because you never want to become complacent. So, the next service I have added to iSessioner.com is the Interactive Calendar for the Sessioners and the students. The Interactive Calendar will allow the users to keep track of their tasks, their events and the things they need to do.
One of the things we had to do recently is to move the iSessioner.com Web site project to another server, because the coders and I were finding ourselves at times using a different version of a file. I really didn't know much about these kinds of Web services, so I left the decision to the coder. I was not disappointed in what was selected. The name of the Web site is called Bitbucket and it provides you everything you need to manage, edit and operate your Web site project. And, if you have five or fewer users the price is free. And, even if you go over the number of users and have to pay, the amount you pay per month per user does not cost a lot.
One of the things I wanted to do at this point was to give the students and the Sessioners on iSessioner.com a way to categories and search the public Interactive Notebook Posts. So, after talking about this with my coder, we came up with a model that allows for a variety of ways to find a post. So far, it looks like it will work well and we'll be able to know for sure once it gets test loaded.
At this point on iSessioner.com, I added a flag image (link) to all Session comments, so anyone that reads and inappropriate comment can submit it for review by the Sessioner of the Session or by the admin of the Web site. Currently, to be able to contact the Sessioner or the admin it is done through the Internal Messenger (IM) on the Web site. For example, if you log in as a student and go to their profile page and click the Contact Sessioner link below the Sessioner's image, you will be taken the the Internal Messenger (IM), so you can contact that Sessioner.