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How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes

How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes | New learning | Scoop.it

I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.

 

It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

 

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.

 

It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/06/17/how-to-setup-a-wordpress-blog-in-5-minutes/#bU4ViejLGudrGCSo.99


Via Martin Gysler, Ken Morrison, Evdokia Roka, Jacob Broadhead, sarspri, Takako Kobayashi, Juergen Wagner, Paksorn Runlert
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I love word press and we use it for our school blog http://stgregory.edublogs.org/  ;

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sarspri's curator insight, February 2, 2013 3:31 PM

Self-hosting a WordPress site is the next step, after folks feel they've outgrown the free wordpress.com sites.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:22 AM

Brilliant step-to-step simple summary. I'm thinking in starting a Wordpress Blog more easyly now. Thanks!!!

dakinane's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:17 PM

Both org and .com variants of Wordpress are a delight to use, I have sued them for years, had to abandon my hosted Wordpress blog when I upgraded my website.  I miss it.

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Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker

Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker | New learning | Scoop.it
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Great experience to follow.  Elia has spoken to Ottawa students from the top of Mt. Everest and our school followed him live on one of his later climbs.

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8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal

8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal | New learning | Scoop.it
This list of four tips and four tools will allow every educator to create lessons and units that can help make all of your students better digital citizens.
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important points regarding Digital Citizenship

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Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content?

Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content? | New learning | Scoop.it
When we heard about Grammarly we decided to give it a try. Here is the story of my first experience with the tool.
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Looks like a really useful app to try out

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future | New learning | Scoop.it
Whether they're in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard's HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.
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Really different concept of the classroom

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Valuable Lessons from my First Makerspace Year

Valuable Lessons from my First Makerspace Year | New learning | Scoop.it
In my second article for AASL's Knowledge Quest blog, I decided to reflect on my first year of having a Makerspace in my library.  I started our Makerspace back in January of 2014, so 2014-2015 was...
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Good to read as we move into our second year with a makerspace
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Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video)

Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video) | New learning | Scoop.it
The entire concept is really quite simple.  The Mobile MakerSpace carts that line the hallway leading into our Media Center are capable of transporting new opportunities and tools to virtually any ...
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Looking forward to the University of Ottawa Mobile makerspace!

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Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths

Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths | New learning | Scoop.it
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with school-wide best practices.
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The best PD for teachers comes from teachers
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5 Ways to Take Document Cameras Beyond Documents | IPEVO Blog

5 Ways to Take Document Cameras Beyond Documents | IPEVO Blog | New learning | Scoop.it
Document cameras are shaking up education and becoming a next-gen accessory of choice for educators looking to share teaching material in fresh new ways.
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Very cool uses for the document camera!
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Teachers open up about the (mostly lousy) economics of their dream job

Teachers open up about the (mostly lousy) economics of their dream job | New learning | Scoop.it
17 public school teachers working in locations from Kildare to Kathmandu, Johannesburg to Oslo, tell us what they earned last month, and give us a sense of how they spent their salaries. Their resp...
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What should a networked educational leader tweet about?

What should a networked educational leader tweet about? | New learning | Scoop.it
cc licensed flickr photo shared by Rosaura Ochoa This week, I begin a cohort based in Alberta, Canada, working with educational leaders that are both school and division based.  A question that I h...
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10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized

10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized | New learning | Scoop.it
Staying organized is about finding a system that works for you, picking tools that you'll actually use, and continually refining what works best for you.
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Go for Voxer for sure
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Closed Ontario schools may be transformed into ‘community hubs’

Closed Ontario schools may be transformed into ‘community hubs’ | New learning | Scoop.it
The report, solicited by Premier Wynne, recommends that if Ontario wants to preserve the public building to make way for organizations like health clinics, daycares or senior centres, that it needs to cut down on the red tape...
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3 C's For Navigating A New School Year

3 C's For Navigating A New School Year | New learning | Scoop.it
something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers.
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"something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers."

something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers.

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Schools Going Social - #SocialSchool4EDU

Schools Going Social - #SocialSchool4EDU | New learning | Scoop.it
Spreiter, J. (2015, February 5).  Schools Going Social.” Retrieved from http://www.weau.com EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)– Teachers and students are spending less time at the chalkboard and more time on social media. By breaking down walls and raising spirits, schools are going social. Link to Video Andrea North is a social media expert. She started her business,
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Great opportunities with social media - hope to try live streaming this year

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Makerspace Mysteries: Overcoming the Challenges of Learning by Doing - BAM! Radio Network

Makerspace Mysteries: Overcoming the Challenges of Learning by Doing - BAM! Radio Network | New learning | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are all about exploring, creating and learning by doing. Our guest shares his insights on how to get over some of the challenges this model of learning presents for teachers and students.
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30 Great Research Websites for Kids

30 Great Research Websites for Kids | New learning | Scoop.it
Here are quick, safe spots to send students for research: BrainPop Citation Machine CoolKidFacts–kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children CyberSleuth Kids Dic...
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Back-to-School Night 2.0

Back-to-School Night 2.0 | New learning | Scoop.it
With innovation and technology vital to our profession, let's use both of those elements to engage and connect with our students' families this year.
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useful article - again writes about the value of Remind when it comes to communicating with parents

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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | New learning | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.
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The importance of emotional intelligence
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Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably

Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably | New learning | Scoop.it
Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably
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For sure they should
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Integrating the 4 Cs into Your Classroom - Guest Blog Post | Atomic Learning Blogs

Integrating the 4 Cs into Your Classroom - Guest Blog Post | Atomic Learning Blogs | New learning | Scoop.it
Who better to speak to integrating the 4 Cs in the classroom than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training herself? Guest Blog Post by Stacci Barganz, eLearning Contributor
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Looking to get Atomic Learning for all staff this year
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How Strong is Your PD Kung Fu?

How Strong is Your PD Kung Fu? | New learning | Scoop.it
Consider PD sessions as opportunities to build your toolkit, focus on topics critical to your needs, and use these events to network as well as learn.
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Most important point - connect with others!
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Back-to-School Night: Communicate Care

Back-to-School Night: Communicate Care | New learning | Scoop.it
More important than how many years you've been teaching or classroom rules is demonstrating to parents that you care.
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What about back to school morning?
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Professional Development Highlights: August & September 2015 | Knowledge Quest

Professional Development Highlights: August & September 2015 | Knowledge Quest | New learning | Scoop.it
This post discusses the benefits of professional development. Opportunities for August and September 2015 are shared.
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Wonderful PD opportunities!
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