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Creating WordPress Student Blogs Aligned with Common Core and Higher Ed Writing Standards
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, American Public University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Blogs can help sharpen student writing and reinforce many Common
Core writing standards. Teachers across the country are using
student blogs to brainstorm, write, rewrite, develop theses, and
prepare argumentative claims. WordPress offers several blogging
advantages. WordPress is free – there is no charge for you or your
students; is open-source – the code used by WordPress is available
to everyone and can be modified to suit your needs; and is
relatively easy to use— you and your students write about your
interests and share them with each other and the world. WordPress
contains built-in blog style discussion threads where teachers can
moderate comments. Students can choose to be online at the same
time or they can contribute to the critique process after school.
Begin your first WordPress blog project with an engaging essay
assignment that encourages student feedback, collaboration, and
analysis—an information text essay about a hero. Appropriate for
grades six through twelve as well as undergraduate English
compassion students, the hero essay can be modified for different
student abilities. This step-by-step workshop will enable teachers
to immediately set up a secure WordPress class site, foster
meaningful collaborative writing analysis, and apply Common Core
rubrics to track learning outcome milestones.

Citation

Bean, E. (2014). Creating WordPress Student Blogs Aligned with Common Core and Higher Ed Writing Standards. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2722-2723). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 17, 2018 from .