EDUblogs- Manage Student & Teacher Blogs
A new(ish) platform from the folks at WordPress, EduBlog is an easy to use hosted WordPress blog with additional features suited for Teacher/Student/Parent management.
With an eye on security, Edublog gives educators a way to quickly setup a WordPress based blog an begin to interact with their students.
Once you go through the signup process, you are basically in the backend of a WordPress site. Not much is different other than a My Class tab. However, you can’t really add a class until you upgrade to the paid Edublog Pro version.
That’s a shame as a lot of educators would really benefit from being able to post class work and interact with their students. Everything new or neat about Edublogs is only available via the Pro version.
Pro versions start at $3.33/mo (with year contract – $39.95) and are $7.95 on a month to month basis. Being the son of two teachers, I know that, while it may not be a hardship, it is an expense that would come out of their own pocket.
With the free version, you can join a class (add a class that is in the system) and invite students.
The Pro version adds the ability to create your own class.
Additionally, the Pro version will allow visitors to subscribe by emails to get notifications of all new posts.
Editor’s note: Parts of this information was taken directly from the company’s page
EDUblogs lets you create & manage student & teacher blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts.
Created for educational purposes, Edublogs archive and support student and teacher learning by facilitating reflection, questioning by self and others collaboration.
Blog share used for sharing information and tips among co-workers, providing information for students, or keeping in contact with parents.
Common examples include blogs written by or for teachers, blogs maintained for the purpose of classroom instruction, or blogs written about educational policy.
|Austin, Texas||Founded 2005|
|Givin’ back feels so good!|
Users can make their own custom domain to create over logos, colors, and more – Campus networks are fully customizable.
|1 Time or Monthly:||Free, with an upgrade in features for $7.95 per month or $39.95 per year|
|Template Selection:||250+ on Paid plan|
|Contract:||No, but there are no refunds either|
|Ease of Use:||Fairly easy, built on WordPress|