Bob on Blogs
Sites We Referenced in the Presentation
- Jim Coe’s Homework Page is a basic blog where only the teacher contributes. This site serves as the nerve center for Jim’s class. He uses it to organize documents, websites, homework and classwork. It also provides an accountability tool for parents and keeps them informed of all class activities.
- Paula Roop’s Debate Blog a blog arranged so that the teacher leads discussion in the posts and students comment on the posts and share resources on special password protected pages.
- The Richard III Blog is another teacher led blog where the teacher posts in the voice of a character and students respond both to the post and one another in the comments.
- The Outsiders Vocabulary Blog is a student produced blog where the teacher provides the guidlines and the students produce the content. This is the blog where students could create posts–instead of simply commenting on posts.
- The Book Review Blog is a blog designed to allow community interaction. Students, parents and teachers can contribute audio content for inclusion.
Places You Can Get a WordPress Blog for Free
Customize Your Blog
- WordPress Theme Viewer offers a huge number of different themes available for free download.
- The WordPress Plugin Database offers large numbers of free plugins to modify your blog
Tom and Jim’s WordPress Blog Tutorials
- Dashboard gives you an overview of the inside of a WordPress blog.
- Post teaches you how to create and publish a basic post.
- Page explains how permanent pages can be posted outside of the flow of posts.
- Comment shows you how to moderate comments submitted to your blog.
- Manage helps you keep you posts, pages, and comments in order.
- Links walks you through connecting weblinks to your blog.
- Looks reveals the secret to personalizing your blog.