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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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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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Teach Children Well: Playing with Google Apps

Teach Children Well: Playing with Google Apps | New learning | Scoop.it
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Would like to try out this app - thanks for suggesting it!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Updated Comparison of Blogging Platforms for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Updated Comparison of Blogging Platforms for Teachers | New learning | Scoop.it
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I would go with Edublog
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Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System | New learning | Scoop.it
Education is in need of some changes. If we eliminate grades, we make room for many important shifts that must occur in our current climate. It's time to shift the mindset;...
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From this mornings' #satchat

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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching - A.J. Juliani | New learning | Scoop.it
What is innovative teaching? The answer is always changing. Here's a list of ways we can innovate while technology, standards, and content all change.
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great 10 key ideas about innovation in education @ajjuliani 

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Why We Need Intentional Innovation in Education - A.J. Juliani

Why We Need Intentional Innovation in Education - A.J. Juliani | New learning | Scoop.it
To be intentional is to have a purpose and goal for what you are going to do. And intentional innovation is so powerful because we are innovating for a reason that is both meaningful and relevant to the cause/work.
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Great post - looking for #2 in the series

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8 Questions Parents Ask Progressive Teachers - Brilliant or Insane

8 Questions Parents Ask Progressive Teachers - Brilliant or Insane | New learning | Scoop.it
The questions parents ask progressive teachers differ from questions old-school educators receive. We must know how to answer the questions parents ask.
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Some great and difficult questions here - especially about homework - why give it?  Or not. 

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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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Interesting to compare
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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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Exciting idea!
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Teachers teaching teachers – how Google for Education fuels collaborative learning

Teachers teaching teachers – how Google for Education fuels collaborative learning | New learning | Scoop.it
Google’s head of education explains why the use of technology in classrooms is critical and how Google’s education technology is sparking collaboration between teachers.
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We are using Club Code in our school this year
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Teach Children Well: How Much Time Do You Spend Playing with New Tools and Resources?

Teach Children Well: How Much Time Do You Spend Playing with New Tools and Resources? | New learning | Scoop.it
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We should all be playing more that's how we learn!
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Ready for the New School Year? Get on Top of These Four Edtech Teaching Trends (EdSurge News)

Ready for the New School Year? Get on Top of These Four Edtech Teaching Trends (EdSurge News) | New learning | Scoop.it
The power of edtech is defined by what great teachers can do with the technology. Educators who transform classroom learning experiences are changing how they plan, communicate, provide feedback, and collaborate with their students. All of this is thanks to some powerful and clever edtech tools and
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Like all these trends - especially going paperless!

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Innovation and Smart Planning Make for a Successful 1:1 in New Caney, TX

Innovation and Smart Planning Make for a Successful 1:1 in New Caney, TX | New learning | Scoop.it
New Caney ISD managed to deploy nearly 11,000 Intel-based Dell Chromebooks, in grades 3-12, within a few months, thanks to careful planning, early and ongoing professional development, student input, and effective allocation of resources.
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Early PD - that is the key!

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The 10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

The 10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching | New learning | Scoop.it
As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I set up the space like classrooms I had seen before and enjoyed; I got my l...
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another article from A.J. Juliana on innovation

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Instead of Rules.... Community Builders

Instead of Rules.... Community Builders | New learning | Scoop.it
The teacher will respect you and your point of view.
We respect the community of learners and individuals.
We share this space, we want it to be kept nice for everyone to enjoy.
Food and drink are not the computer’s friend. Use “The Porch”
We are here to LEARN and help others learn
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great perspective - community builders rather than classroom rules

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5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year | New learning | Scoop.it
Through podcasts, web pages, mailed invitations, a "Meat 'n' Greet," and a final email blast, you can build up your incoming students' back-to-school excitement.
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Going to do lots of this for the first day on a school - wide basis

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