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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


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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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Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead

Ditch the grammar and teach children storytelling instead | New learning | Scoop.it
Storytelling in its way can have just as much complexity as music or mathematics. That we don’t really understand this craft – or that this is a craft – is partly because of the romantic myth of “inspiration” peddled by authors as much as anyone. It is taught (up to a point) in creative writing degrees – but it can be simplified enough to be taught to schoolchildren as well.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 25, 3:40 PM

Excelente propuesta educativa para enseñar a contar cuentos (y construir desde las palabras) más que una gramática abstracta sin contexto ni sustento. Va con lectura política incluida. 

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 26, 5:25 AM
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 4:58 PM
When I moved to activies like Fractured Fairytales, students took considerable care with spelling, punctuation, and grammar. They asked others and me to proofread.
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Interactives | Young Scientist Lab

Interactives | Young Scientist Lab | New learning | Scoop.it
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Is there chemistry in the kitchen? Is there physics at the park? Interactives help students discover the real-world science around them and make connections to what they are learning in school. These activities could ignite the spark that may lead students to a scientific career!
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Is there chemistry in the kitchen? Is there physics at the park? Interactives help students discover the real-world science around them and make connections to what they are learning in school. These activities could ignite the spark that may lead students to a scientific career!
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Community Update: May 26, 2017

Community Update: May 26, 2017 | New learning | Scoop.it

Community Update from Discovery Education May 26 - new enhancements coming in the fall! Take a look at Dean Shareski's video on upcoming enhancements

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Community Update from Discovery Education May 26 - new enhancements coming in the fall!

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Stream On! New Enhancements to Streaming Coming Soon | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Stream On! New Enhancements to Streaming Coming Soon | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | New learning | Scoop.it
We're giving Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus a fresh new look, and so much more!
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Stay up-to-date with all the resources, events, programs, and tools – brought to you by your Discovery Education Community.

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Explore Partner Success | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Explore Partner Success | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | New learning | Scoop.it
Educators who have found success integrating Discovery Education into their classrooms.
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Discovery Education works to develop sustainable solutions that transform classrooms, empower teachers and captivate students. Whether our partners are just beginning their digital journey or well along their way, our tailored programs are designed to drive impactful growth through a combination of the highest quality digital resources, capacity building instructional and administrative professional development and support from the largest learning network of its kind.

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Teachers Make the Big Difference

Teachers Make the Big Difference | New learning | Scoop.it
The best teachers I worked with at all levels were always very concerned about the curriculum and what the students were learning. These were not teachers who ever got any attention for the great work they were doing, but these are the ones who ocontinue to make the big difference. I would like to find a…
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Looking for ways to promote the teachers who don't have the time to promote themselves

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Discovery Education Community Stories | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education Community Stories | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | New learning | Scoop.it

Community Stories from Discovery Education - teachers in your community

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Community Stories from Discovery Education - teachers in your community

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Home - Discovery Education Community

Home - Discovery Education Community | New learning | Scoop.it

Discovery Education - connect with fellow educators!

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Are you are of the #DEN Community? Great support for teachers from @DiscoveryED - Discovery Education

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This Student Responded To A Homophobic Assignment With A 127-Page Defense Of Marriage Equality

This Student Responded To A Homophobic Assignment With A 127-Page Defense Of Marriage Equality | New learning | Scoop.it
"God created me bisexual, and he made no mistakes, and he creates some people gay, and makes no mistakes."
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Can't believe a teacher asked a students to do this - his response is excellent "Marriage is not between man and woman, marriage is between love and love. Love is not wrong, love is not a mistake, love is not an abomination, love is just love."

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9 TED Talks to help you understand social justice

9 TED Talks to help you understand social justice | New learning | Scoop.it
Want to join the fight for equality? A starter pack of TED Talks for those looking to understand the basics of social justice.
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Talks to help you understand social justice

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3D Printing - Processes - Check123, Video Encyclopedia

3D Printing - Processes - Check123, Video Encyclopedia | New learning | Scoop.it
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very cool educational resource - video encyclopedia 

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Startling: New report reveals 10 ways students are outpacing their schools

Startling: New report reveals 10 ways students are outpacing their schools | New learning | Scoop.it
Although technology changes at a rapid pace, one thing is constant: students have a deep desire to learn using digital tools and resources.
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"Students say that learning how to use technology is important for their future (51 percent), and that learning and using technology results in college- and career-ready skills like creativity (46 percent), collaboration (48 percent), and problem solving (41 percent). Students also use technology more often for learning outside of school than in school (56 percent)."

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Teachers on Twitter: why you should join and how to get started

Teachers on Twitter: why you should join and how to get started | New learning | Scoop.it
Thanks to inspiring and generous teachers on the social media site, my passion for the job has been renewed
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"Thanks to inspiring and generous teachers on the social media site, my passion for my job has been renewed"

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Innov8: Summer is Here!

Innov8: Summer is Here! | New learning | Scoop.it
Summer is almost here, but before you put down your #2 pencils and run for the door, check out these eight stories featuring the latest education news!
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"It’s that time of year again – the weather is beautiful, graduation parties have begun, and students (and teachers) are counting down their final days in the classroom.

But before you put down your #2 pencils and run for the door, check out these eight stories featuring the latest education resources and innovations in learning!"

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Can we have an honest conversation about phones in the classroom?

Can we have an honest conversation about phones in the classroom? | New learning | Scoop.it
I get to visit a lot of schools around the country, and I'll admit that when I see signs like the one below, I often cringe. It's not the sign's fault, but I can't help but think
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"Yep, that’s it. Be present in the classroom when we are having a discussion. Be present when we are working on something collaboratively. Be present when given choice in your learning path. Be present in your interactions with others. Be present in the challenges that you face.

Be present."

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This Week in Ontario Edublogs

This Week in Ontario Edublogs | New learning | Scoop.it
Not a week goes by that I'm not amazed at the quality of posts and insights of Ontario Edubloggers.  I can't help but keep wondering how many more are out there that I haven't found yet.  If you're blogging, please use the link above to add your resource.  The more, the merrier as they say.…
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This is required reading every week for Ontario educators

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Community Update: May 26, 2017

Community Update: May 26, 2017 | New learning | Scoop.it

Stream On! Discovery Education has been dreaming up new content, features, and 21st-century tools for educators and students alike. Realize your dreams of students deeply engaged in critical thinking with the cool new look and tools.

We'll be rolling out many enhancements to Streaming over the next few months that are designed to deepen student engagement, extend critical thinking, and save teachers time.

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Community update for today from Discovery Education. Check out some of the great upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education streaming.

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The 2017 DENny Award Winners

The 2017 DENny Award Winners | New learning | Scoop.it

Congratulations to all this year's DENny Award winners and thanks to Discovery Education for empowering educators everywhere!

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Congratulations to all this year's DENny Award winners and thanks to Discovery Education for empowering educators everywhere!

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If There Has Been No Learning

If There Has Been No Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
If there has been no learning, there has been no teaching. As educators, we work in service of student learning. We ask where a learner is now (assessment), where a learner is going (curriculum lea…
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Excellent post by Donna Fry. There is lots of fluff out there that presents itself as legitimate digital learning. We need to discern where true learning is happening and that takes time. The key question is this - how do you know your students are learning?

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Worldwide Summer Adventure | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Worldwide Summer Adventure | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | New learning | Scoop.it

what if you could also travel the world and continue learning all summer long?

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Worldwide Summer Adventure!! What if you could also travel the world and continue learning all summer long? Discovery Education Streaming Plus

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Discovery Education Streaming Plus Digital Media | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Discovery Education Streaming Plus, our leading digital curriculum service featuring the latest and greatest teaching resources available, contains a growing library of over 9,500 videos, 77,000 concept-specific clips, and more than 155,000 multimedia assets which integrate seamlessly into any curriculum.
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New from Discovery - Streaming Plus - In Discovery Education Streaming, the brand-new Math in Context Content Collection offers a host of resources that demonstrate how to use math in the real world.

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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype | New learning | Scoop.it
Tim Cook was reportedly seen on Apple's campus wearing a glucose monitoring prototype of the Apple Watch, which the company is rumored to be developing.
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Globalizing Teacher Education

Globalizing Teacher Education | New learning | Scoop.it
Educating the next generation of teachers is very serious business. Teacher candidates now spend two years to get their degree, during that time, they are spending more hours in the classroom and more time volunteering - this is wonderful, anything that gets teacher candidates into the classroom should be encouraged. I think there is another…
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What does it add to a teacher candidate's education when they visit schools in the Global South?

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Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Check123 - Video Encyclopedia | New learning | Scoop.it
Check123 is the web's first Video Encyclopedia. Come and learn about arts, history, science, space, animals and more in 1, 2, or 3 minute Videos!!

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HumdeBut's curator insight, May 9, 3:47 PM
belle initiative !
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 17, 12:36 PM
Interesting collection. Seems more geared at K-13 than higher ed, though. 
 
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NASA asked the internet to help edit raw pics of Jupiter. Here are 12 stunning responses.

NASA asked the internet to help edit raw pics of Jupiter. Here are 12 stunning responses. | New learning | Scoop.it
The internet is having a field day with the largest planet in our solar system.
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really interesting interpretations of Jupiter using raw picts

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