I think my transformation from the old Manila blog platform to Edublogs (wordpress) is complete now that I have set up a classroom blog for my incoming sixth graders. I even added a cute little fishbowl widget to the site. In my annual letter of welcome, I have encouraged my students to post a quick hello message to our writing community (and asked parents to visit, too), and this morning, I moderated the first three student posts.
It’s nice to have everything on one platform and I continue to love Edublogs for all of its options and security and simplicity. I have written before about my move away from Manila for all of our sites at the Western Mass Writing Project, but I still had my classroom site out there. This makes the transformation complete.
Peace (with new platforms),
I’m doing book discussions on Peter and the Starcatchers and Airborn. Any of your 6th graders interested? http://anotsodifferentplace.blogspot.com/2007/08/peter-and-starcatchers-book-discussion.html
Congrats Kevin! Any words of wisdom on how best to do this? Did you import your old content?
Hope you are well. Christina
I ended up not moving any content over from the old site and decided to pretty much start anew, since it is the start of a new year anyway. I do wonder what I should save and not save, but I guess at this point, I am starting my class off new.