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Wordpress

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URL http://www.wordpress.com
Description Wordpress is a blogging tool that allows for the sharing of topical information such as thoughts, opinions, interesting weblinks, and news.  It can also be used as a collobrative tool to simulate such things as a shared journal or diary.
Account Types  
Process
  1. Go to http://www.wordpress.com
  2. Click on the button labled "Sign Up Now."
  3. Fill out the sign-up form, click "Next."
  4. Create a title for the URL address (Ex: XXXXXX.wordpress.com)
  5. Create a title for the blog.
  6. Click on "Sign Up".

 

Suggested Inquiry Activities

Based on the lesson, have students blog their answers to questions.
 
 

 

What Teachers Like About Wordpress

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Teacher Tips For Using the Tool

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Common Core State Standards

   

 

 

 

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

 
 
 
 

 

 

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS Standards

   
   

 

Primary Sources Example

A general internet search was performed using terms relating to survivor stories of Pearl Harbor.  The National Geographic website "Remembering Pearl Harbor Memory Book" was used as a foundation for story ideas, such as sailor ranks, survival rate per battleship, as well as personal, detailed stories of the main events of that day.  A blog entry was then written as a sailor who survived the aerial bombardment aboard the USS Arizona.  The entry was written as if the teacher was setting the initial example for the lesson, so the story is most likely more detailed than what an average student might create.
 

 

Getting Started

Blogs in Plain English

 

Alternatives

Blogspot http://www.blogger.com/
TypePad http://www.typepad.com/

 

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