By Tag: class website

How-to: Getting Started with EduBlogs

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EdublogsEdublogs (powered by a multi-user version of WordPress) is a completely free blogging platform targeted towards teachers, students, researchers, professors, librarians, administrators and anyone and everyone else involved in education. With each account, you receive 20MB of free upload space (easily extended to 5 GB as a Supporter) and a heap of great features.

On a larger scale, schools and universities looking to create, manage and control blogs at their own domain, can do so with Edublogs Campus, an additional paid offering from the people at Edublogs.

Commentary: For anyone that has worked with WordPress, Edublogs is really no different. The biggest benefit of Edublogs is the education-related tips and support that the community provides through their blog and forum at The Edublogger.

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Fliggo: Build a YouTube-like site for your class

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FliggoTired of all the “junk” on YouTube?… Ever wish you could create cleaner version for your class? Now you can…

Launched in late 2008, Fliggo lets anybody create their own video sharing websites in just a few steps. Check out a list of the available features:

  • Let others upload videos to your site
    Expand your site by allowing anybody, or just yours friends and family, to upload to your site. Build a community around your interest.
  • Customize the look & feel of your site
    Choose from one of our designs or choose your own colors. Add a background image or upload a logo and really make your site unique.
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Building a Class Website: Should I use a Blog or Wiki?

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I get this question all the time… usually after one my teacher friends has attended a “tech” seminar where the speaker mentioned something or another about Edublogs (blog) and/or WikiSpaces (wiki), so let’s examine the two platforms.

Blogs Wikis
Management Single Facilitator (teacher) Community (teacher & students)
Collaboration Discussions through commenting system Open editing for all content (depending on privacy settings)
Design Multiple themes available; Complete HTML & CSS access Limited
Expandability Plugins available (YouTube/Flickr integration, Polls, Calendar, etc.) Limited options
Privacy Built-in Built-in
Spam Software Managed Community Managed
Cost Free Free
Setup Simple Simple
Platforms WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, Live Journal, Edublogs (powered by WordPress) WikiSpaces, PBWiki

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SlideShare: Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations online

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SlideShareThink PowerPoint meets YouTube.

SlideShare lets users display their the PowerPoint presentations online with all the features and functions that you’ve gotten used to with YouTube. Simply upload your slides and SlideShare does the rest, providing a simple to use page for your presentation that allows users to navigate through the individual slides or play the entire presentation as a slideshow. Users also have the option to share the presentation on a variety of social websites or embed it within their own blog.

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Engrade: Online Gradebook and Classroom Community

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EngradeEngrade is a free set of web-based tools for educators allowing them to manage their classes online while providing parents and students with 24/7 real-time online class information. It’s private, secure, truly free, and unbelievably easy to use. View the Demo »

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