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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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The Feelings Part of Feedback

The Feelings Part of Feedback | New learning | Scoop.it
I read a great quote today as retweeted on Twitter, it was from @IssaRae,   "I didn't become a morning person until I started doing what I loved".  It motivated me to at least start this entry, since it's been on my mind for a few weeks. This quote jump started me because the topic…
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Great reflective blog piece on feedback

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Kasey Bell's #ISTE17 Presentations and Resources | Shake Up Learning

Kasey Bell's #ISTE17 Presentations and Resources | Shake Up Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
  PinterestISTE 2017 – shakeup.link/iste17 Presentations and Resources Kasey’s #ISTE17 Presentations and Resources #googleedu #edtech #gttribe Click To Tweet Shake Up Learning with Google Keep (Monday, June 26, 9:30-9:50, Google Teaching Theater #214) CLICK HERE to view full screen. Top 10 Reasons to Go Google (Poster & T-Shirt) Want the T-Shirt? You can order your own! Shake …
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Great to see these presentations from ISTE2017 - thanks for sharing!

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Response: Support Curriculum Innovations by 'Failing Forward'

Response: Support Curriculum Innovations by 'Failing Forward' | New learning | Scoop.it
Dr. Sanée Bell, Mark Estrada, Sally J. Zepeda, Adeyemi Stembridge, Kenneth Baum, David Krulwich and Daniel Venables contribute their suggestions about how administrators can support curriculum innovations.
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Great series of articles by Larry Ferlazzo

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Is leadership an innovative endeavour?

Is leadership an innovative endeavour? | New learning | Scoop.it
As an answer to the title of the post simply, “Is leadership an innovative endeavour?”, it is simply…”yes”. To answer the question honestly, is that it should be, but …
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Good quote - " If “leaders” continue to do the same things that they have always done, it will only hold back the possibilities of “what could be”, in education."

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Education Technology – Step out of your comfort zone, by Natalie Burgess

Education Technology – Step out of your comfort zone, by Natalie Burgess | New learning | Scoop.it
This latest extract from Education Technology is written by Natalie Burgess, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador,  who discusses the best way to grow as a teacher by jumping in and taking the first step. Natalie’s current role is to train teachers across Scotland and the North of England to use technology in their classrooms. Natalie was previously a Primary Schoo
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"With a willingness to grow, learn and make mistakes, anything is possible!"

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Google Maps Now Shows Indigenous Lands Across Canada

Google Maps Now Shows Indigenous Lands Across Canada | New learning | Scoop.it

Indigenous people across the country can find their homes.

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Indigenous people across the country can find their homes.

 

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This Week in Ontario Edublogs

This Week in Ontario Edublogs | New learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first Friday of summer and another look at some great offerings from Ontario Edubloggers.  If you're from Ontario Education and blogging, please make sure that you're on that list.  The landing page has a link to a form to let me know your desire. As always, there's some interesting reading and thinking…
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Thanks for this Doug Peterson and for including my post on civility.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | New learning | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.
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"Socrates once said, "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." Flipped reading with blogs is a dynamic way for students to control their learning. It revolutionizes the way they view reading and writing, presenting it as a design challenge in which words, images, and format serve to express their ideas."

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Principals Expand Role Beyond Buses and Bells - Education Writers Association

Principals Expand Role Beyond Buses and Bells - Education Writers Association | New learning | Scoop.it
The school improvement spotlight has, in recent years, shone brightly on teachers. Just outside of the spotlight, ye
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"Effective principals have good management skills, such as budgeting and creating a positive work environment. Management is distinct from administration, such as paperwork, which many principals spend too much time on..."

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3 unforgivable failures of toxic leaders

3 unforgivable failures of toxic leaders | New learning | Scoop.it
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned after a reported rebellion from company shareholders. Here's how to avoid his mistakes. and those of other toxic leaders.
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Interesting characteristic of toxic leadership - "Enabling the bad behavior of others"

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Our Sun Probably Grew Up With a Sibling

Our Sun Probably Grew Up With a Sibling | New learning | Scoop.it

But now its buddy is long gone
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interesting article from the Smithsonian - great articles every day

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Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' handling economy

Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' handling economy | New learning | Scoop.it
President tells crowd during Iowa tour that economic adviser and commerce secretary had to give up a lot to work for him
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So if you are poor, don't apply for a job working with Trump

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How do you define success?

How do you define success? | New learning | Scoop.it
We all know that success can be defined in different ways. It often depends on an individual's point of view, past experiences, how they were brought up, or even their mindset. Some believe that success is measured by assets, wealth, or trophies. Others are content with just the essentials and feel very successful in life. Some…
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You are not a leader until you produce another leader

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Seth's Blog: Creating discomfort

Seth's Blog: Creating discomfort | New learning | Scoop.it
If you're seeking to create positive change in your community, it's almost certain you'll be creating discomfort as well. Want to upgrade the local playground? It sounds like it will be universally embraced by parents and everyone who care
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What's a lot more difficult (but useful) is to say all of that plus, "and this is going to make (some) people uncomfortable." - people don't like discomfort - 

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The whole package

The whole package | New learning | Scoop.it
I'm one of the legions of people that are not in San Antonio for the annual ISTE technology conference.  It's not that I don't enjoy going; I've been to my share - Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Diego, and San Antonio more than once.  I may have forgotten a couple locations.…
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Great thoughts by Doug Peterson on sharing at big conferences like ISTE - not about selfies

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Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | New learning | Scoop.it
The easiest way to follow your favorite blogs
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Great response from Amber Teamann "The most important thing a school leader can do to support curriculum innovation (or ANY innovation) is to get into the "say yes" mindset. If there is a safety concern, then say no, but otherwise get in the habit of saying yes. If your building feels they can come to you with an out of the box idea, and you are going to support it, then you will begin to see little bursts of innovation & that spark will catch fire and SPREAD."

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Very Social Studies

Very Social Studies | New learning | Scoop.it
A Texas teacher’s perspective on her unique students and their shift to digital textbooks. GUEST COLUMN | by Stacy Brown I am a sixth grade Social Studies teacher for Burkburnett Independent School District in Burkburnett, Texas. My district is blessed, and all of our students have an iPad. The iPads are essential for my classroom…
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"We live in a world where technology has provided instant access at our fingertips. I want my students to know how to take charge of their own learning in ways generations before them were not able to. Previous generations used traditional textbooks and atlases that could not be updated until the next adoption and publication. It was impossible for them to stay up-to-date with current events and they were not designed to be interactive, either."

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How America Can Become Less Divided By Increasing The Number Of Murals Of People Holding Hands

How America Can Become Less Divided By Increasing The Number Of Murals Of People Holding Hands | New learning | Scoop.it
The Onion, America's Finest News Source.
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Here is the solution to division in America

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What you missed when you weren’t listening

What you missed when you weren’t listening | New learning | Scoop.it
One of the important attributes of a good leader is the ability to listen. I would add to that the ability to take constructive criticism without seeing this as an attack is equally important. What I have found in my years as an educator, especially as an administrator has been the almost universal inability for…
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The importance to listening and empowers others to bring about change

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3 powerful ways to stay positive

3 powerful ways to stay positive | New learning | Scoop.it
It can be hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems like nothing more than wishful thinking. Here are three tips.
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20+ Best TED Talks to Inspire Creativity

20+ Best TED Talks to Inspire Creativity | New learning | Scoop.it
A list of the most interesting TED talks about creativity. From James Nachtwey to Marina Abramovic, these are the best TED talks from artists & creatives.
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10MT | The 10-Minute Teacher Show | The 5-day a week podcast for remarkable but very busy teachers.: #102 iPads in Kindergarten (Encore Episode: 10MT Best of Season1) #edtech

10MT | The 10-Minute Teacher Show | The 5-day a week podcast for remarkable but very busy teachers.: #102 iPads in Kindergarten (Encore Episode: 10MT Best of Season1) #edtech | New learning | Scoop.it
In this 10-Minute Teacher Best of Season 1, we listen to the #10MT top podcast for an Edtech Tool Tuesday all season. Caitlin Arakawa talks about how she uses iPads in Kindergarten.) For the show notes, visit www.coolcatteacher.com/e82. Also, during this show, I share information on Angela Watson's 40 Hour workweek club, of which I'm an affiliate. To learn more and attend her summer seminar on self-care visit  www.coolcatteacher.com/care.
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Produced by Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, LLC

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Summer Learning At Home

All educators (and parents) want to motivate their students to keep working hard—even when they’re not in school!
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Summer learning resources

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10 Risks Every Teacher Should Take With Their Class

As I work with students and teachers there is one common thread that the “stand-out” classrooms share: They take risks. Not only do these students and teachers take learning risks, but they also take them
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Not really risks but choices you can make with your students - love the idea of blogging together

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The valedictorian kicked off stage for an unapproved speech got to finish it — on Jimmy Kimmel

The valedictorian kicked off stage for an unapproved speech got to finish it — on Jimmy Kimmel | New learning | Scoop.it
Less than a week after his principal cut off his mic, Peter Butera's speech had been read and heard by myriad people across the country.
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Student gets some justice after being shut down by yet another poor administrator - why are there so many??

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