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4 Free Ways To Start Your Own Blog - Edudemic

4 Free Ways To Start Your Own Blog - Edudemic | personal publishing platforms | Scoop.it

[Excerpt]: "Blogging is a digital skill that every teacher and student should have. Its a great way to expand upon and share the learning that is happening both in and out of the classroom, and to engage students in ongoing discussion on the subjects that they’re learning about.

 

Finding the best way to set up classroom blogs for your students (or an individual blog for yourself) isn’t always obvious. There are a lot of choices out there for blogging platforms, and we’re going to take a look at a couple of the most popular ones, and a couple that are designed especially for teachers and students."


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How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes

How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes | personal publishing platforms | 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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Self-hosting a WordPress site is the next step, after folks feel they've outgrown the free wordpress.com sites.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 10, 2013 4:22 AM

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

Paul's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:04 AM

I love word press and we use it for our school blog http://stgregory.edublogs.org/  ;

dakinane's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:17 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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Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers [Guardian]

Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers [Guardian] | personal publishing platforms | Scoop.it

"From blogging and Twitter to online networks, Fearghal Kelly charts the evolution of professional development and interactions for teachers in the social media age"

 

[Excerpt]: ... "This form of professional isolation isn't a big problem if you work in a large and vibrant school where the staff and the leadership team are innovating and have open minds to change. However, not all schools are like this....

 

... This first began to change for me when I encountered blogging. Although I was sceptical at first, the geek in me was intrigued and so I was easily persuaded to give it a go. I soon discovered a whole new world of professional dialogue. Through blogging, I began to have stimulating and challenging conversations with teachers from around the world, but mainly in Scotland. These were like-minded individuals who I'd never met, and yet they provided me with huge amounts of professional support."


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Finding support for talking about teaching and sharing teaching ideas after graduation can take many forms.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 10, 2013 3:41 PM

This is an interesting article that promotes the development of online communities. those seem to have gone out of fashion a bit since everyone started talking about PLN. Some good points here.

Marco Bertolini's curator insight, February 11, 2013 11:03 PM

Les communautés modifient profondément la façon dont les enseignants développent leurs compétences professionnelles.

GinikaMbanugo's curator insight, May 10, 2013 3:21 AM

This is Awesome.Go to http://www.unn.edu.ng

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How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology

How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology | personal publishing platforms | Scoop.it
The increasingly popular free digital media sharing app offers plenty of possibilities for educators. Guest post by Sam Peters. Tumblr is a web based

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, January 25, 2013 12:18 PM

Tumblr is a web based social media platform that was designed to make it easier for people to share digital media with each other. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, where conversation is a common mode of communication, Tumblr is more about sharing content. It is a great resource and tool for people and professionals of every stripe. Teachers are finding it useful too. Here’s some of the ways they’re using it.

Takako Kobayashi's curator insight, January 27, 2013 10:00 PM

Personally, I have been using tumblr for intro to soico class to write my class journal. 
Tumblr is very easy to create personal blog, so it is very accessible for students. WP might be too hard (buf fun definitely!) for students.