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All You Can WordPress at EduBlog Diner
(WordCamp, Aug 2008)
Climb the Twitter LifeCycle
I Did Not Know You Could Do That With Web Tools
(K12 Online Conference, Oct 2006)
Podcasting On The Cheap
(NMC Online Conference, Apr 26-27, 2006)
50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story
Precious Web Gems
Tag! We Are All It
Technologies on the Horizon
Virtual Worlds: Promise or Peril?
based on flickr creative commons image by Diner Sign by D.F. Shapinsky (pingnews)
It's All You Can WordPress at the EduBlog Diner
Alan Levine (
Vice President Community & CTO the New Media Consortium (
see the presentation as a flickr set
Among the 100+ million/gazillion blogs estimated that are "out there" quite a few belong to educators using several flavors of WordPress.
(WordPress MultiUser) alone provides free blogs to nearly 200,000 educators. The spread goes far beyond teachers blogging their experience.
We'll start with an appetizer of ways we at the NMC have
tinkered with the WordPress recipe to power full featured websites
. Moving on to the main buffet, we'll sample ways WordPress is used to provide university hosted blogging services for students, as a place for elementary age students to stories, as electronic portfolios, as electronic publishing platforms, as nifty plugins that connect learning resources, as alternatives for course management systems, as resources for home schooled students, as platforms for narrative, as sites for projects. and more.
If there is room for dessert, we'll see what people have tagged at
video by John P
One Mans Blog
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Edu WordPress Sites
This list includes sites I hope to fly by at WordCamp; feel free to add more! This is by no means a comprehensive list, more of a buffet sampler
(WordPress powered, of course, as are all that follow)
NMC WordPress Web Sites
NMC Campus Observer
NMC Virtual Worlds
NMC CommentPress (WPMU)
Wrangling WordPress MultiUser
WordPress EduBlog Hosting
almost 190,000 free edublogs hosted and EduBlogs Campus edition
University of Mary Washington
"supporting UMW blogs one screencast at a time" and
wpmu documentation from the irrepressible Jim Groom
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
Discovery Education Network
Homeschool Journal Dot Net
Global Teacher (Victorian Education Channel and the School Library Association of Victoria)
Student Blogs / ePortfolios
The miniLegends (Adelaide, Australia)
Roblog (student portfolio, University of Mary Washington)
Macaulay Honors College Eportfolio Collection (CUNY)
Judges 5:27 (student blog, University of Mary Washington)
Sheridan School Showcase (
) and Cherokee School Showcase (
) spotlight some of the projects from these K-4 schools in Lake Forest (IL) School District 67.
AP English student portfolios
- A Class of Grade 4 students in Auckland NZ.
Jim Groom blog as a CV/resume
smARThistory - General Musings about using Technology to Teach with Images by two art historians Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
Miss W. and Her SmartBoard - progress of a middle school teacher in Tasmania
(the new) bgblogging - Barbara Ganley
Mr. Mundorf's Class (5th grade) - Marco Island, Florida, USA -
Fred Koch's Technology Blog (
) - for Lake Forest (IL) School District 67 teachers, staff and parents.
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day (for teaching EFL, ESL, ELL)
Julia Zangl Colby, Instructional Technology Specialist, Plymouth, MA "Technology in the Education Arena"
Adventures in Science
-join Mrs. DuBose and her students as they adventure through the wonderful world of science and have fun integrating all the cool Web 2.0 out there.
Teaching High School Science
Alperton Science "This Blog has been developed personally by Mr. A. Shah and has Items of interest for Science Students, Parents and Teachers right across the World."
, blog by high school teacher that focuses on educational technology for teaching art and photography.
Mr Kampmann's Social Studies
, blog of a high school social studies teacher on the use of technology in the classroom.
Mr Moshé's Critically Thinking... Are You?
"I use my edublogs site as a portal for everything I do. THe students are either walking to an assignment, out of one, or through one using the portal. I have been using edublogs for just over two years as a main resource for an advanced and gifted reading class... . I am this year going to use it for 3 Language Arts classes, and one Enrichment class." See especially the
and information pages for
An Expat Educator in Asia
is a blog by Paul McMahon a teacher with a lot of experience of using ICT for learning now working as an independent EdTech consultant to schools in the Asian region.
The Global Sociology Blog - sociology and global studies at a large Midwestern community college
Borg's Blog talks about the evolution of education and technology from the perspective of a computer science professor and engineer with 20+ years of teaching experience. Find teaching tips, technology reviews and more.
My Blog of Potential - k-12 teacher on technology
Tre's blog- science teacher
Multifaceted Refractions Thoughts and Reflections from Vinnie Vrotny, Director of Academic Technology at the North Shore Country Day School, Winnetka, IL, US
Avenue4Learning "a place for educators to share ideas, especially related to digital literacy, Web 2.0, engaging students, and preparing students for THEIR world" by a former teacher, currently coordinating technology professional/staff development in a suburban school district.!
Eighteenth Century Audio (University of Mary Washington)
Modern British Architecture @ Yale
Rock/Soul/Progressive: Transatlantic Crossings in Popular Music-- Class aggregation site for student blogs
8th Grade Social Studies
Academic Reading & Writing Ninth grade English classes (Luther Burbank High School) respond to prompts related to the thematic units
13 year old French students post multimedia "revision" materials and reference videos
Education 843: Technology for Educators Course (Loyola Marymount University)
Homework assignments based on recent news
Blogush- 8th Grade social studies blog- Connecticut
StearnsFatherblog--10th grade writing and 12th grade AP English blog
Features at Nonce- student literary journal (University of Mary Washington)
The Multimedia Art History Web-Book (Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY) - This web-booksite is being developed by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the static traditional art history textbook
2008 NMC Horizon Report (CommentPress)
The Knowledge Tree - an e-journal generated by members of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) system to enable the sharing of research and learning innovation in national and global e-learning practice.
Orwell Diaries - The Orwell Prize, Britain's pre-eminent prize for political writing, is publishing George Orwell's diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell's domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time.
TechHEeds - Technology in education podcast from University of Denver
Project Blogs / Resource / Informational Sites
The Outsiders student created dictionary for "The Outsiders" novel - middle school
LaPaz Home Learning - resources for one home school family
A Blog Divided (Dickinson College) support for a blog community idesigned for teachers and students who are interested in nineteenth-century American history, especially the period before, during and after the Civil War.
Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania Historical Markers, documenting Fredericksburg City, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County Historical Highway Markers of Virginia
Knowledge Bank Online Events - a busy portal to online events in Elluminate Live
ESL/EFL Student showcase Blog used around the world to share student presentations.
Top Shelf- the "best stuff for school librarians"
EDUCEDGE "Lawless Sky and Little Green Dragon" Read about my finds of interesting tools that could potentially provide educational edge, some projects I’d like to get started, and conferencing comments, etc…. My musing, my searching, my frustrations, my suggestions.
Dayle on OET Masters of Education blog University of Adelaide
ChickSpeak Our website exists to be the most entertaining and engaging reflection of women's life in college
UMW national Society of College Scholars
Information Technology Services Lafayette College
Saint Anselm College an entire college web site built on WP
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library Catalog
Educational Plugins / Themes
e.g. CourswWare plugin
which allows your WordPress content to be accessible as a Facebook application (see
History 120 example
DonorsChoose WordPress Plugin - "Possibly Related Classroom Projects" by Social Actions Labs - enables you to share relevant classroom projects from DonorsChoose.org based on the content of your posts.
my small exanple of its success in action
WP College Education Theme
Applications Built on/with WordPress or interesting things wrangled with WordPress**
The Lyceum - a stand-alone mutli-user blogging application, designed for the enterprise
Digital Tatto (University of British Columbia)
Hitchhikr - aggregates educational conference tagged content
David Wiley's Blogs, Wikis, and New Media Course - course content automatically published to WordPress.com from Open CourseWare content
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