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How to Create WordPress Student Blogs Aligned with Common Core 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

Citation

Bean, E. (2014). How to Create WordPress Student Blogs Aligned with Common Core Writing Standards. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2724-2727). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 17, 2018 from .