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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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How-to: Getting Started with Twitter

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TwitterTwitter, according to Wikipedia, is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. While the service costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees.

Sign up for an account:

  • Go to Twitter.com
  • Click “Sign up now”
  • Enter your “Full Name” (Note: Your name will be displayed on your page so if you would like to remain anonymous, do not use your real name.)
  • Enter a “Username” (Note: Your username can only include letters, numbers and the underscore symbol “_”. It will be used in your personal URL to access your Twitter “feed”. For example, “www.twitter.com/username”. Many names will be taken so try different options.)
  • Enter a “Password” (Note: While your password should be memorable, make sure it rates in the “Strong” category at the least.)
  • Enter the security terms (Note: This is there to prevent programmed machines from signing up for multiple accounts.)
  • Click “Create My Account”

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