New Plugin! Reward and Motivate with ClassBadges

We’re thrilled to share the news about a brand new plugin now available to all Edublogs users – ClassBadges!

ClassBadges.com is an exciting new site that provides an easy and fun way to award badges to students.

From classroom and school awards, to badges for the mastery of learning material, ClassBadges has it all.

And now, you can award badges for blogging – such as for quality posts and number of comments – with many more to come!

The ClassBadges Plugin

The new plugin makes it easy to display earned badges in the sidebar of a blog.

To learn more about the plugin, check out this support post.

 

More To Come

Let us know in the comments below what blogging badges you’d like to be able to award or earn.

We’ll take your ideas and do our best to turn them into badges on the classbadges.com/edublogs page!

 

Edublogs Weekly Review: Taking blogging to infinity and beyond

nasalogo_twitter_reasonably_smallThis week we came across Mrs. T’s Fantastic Fifth Grade Bobcats class blog and this fun video post of a recent field trip to NASA.

In fact, we liked the blog so much that it is our blog of the week!

In addition, it really got us thinking about how blogging can be used to facilitate collaboration between classrooms and different organizations and experts such as NASA.

A little bit of fun research into the different offerings of NASA revealed a few tools and resources that you may find useful to add to your blog.

NASA and Twitter

Follow @NASAJPL_Edu for educationally related news and tweets from NASA. Some great images, videos, lesson ideas and more!

NASA hosts frequent Tweet-Ups at different locations, and if you sign up, you can be invited to come in for a VIP tour and question/answer period. How cool is that?

NASA TV

You can embed many videos from NASA right into any page or post on your blog. The most recent videos can be found here.

Or share this link to a live feed from the international space station on your blog. According to the NASA website, due to the orbit of the space station, there is a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes caught on video here!

Live Chats

NASA offers live chats frequently with different experts about many different topics. Recent chats discuss comets, the sun, the moon, fuel, and hurricanes – a wide variety that would be relevant to many different types of courses and age groups. Students and teachers can even submit questions before hand to get answered by the expert!

All of the recent chat transcripts – and information on upcoming ones – can be found here.

More NASA Resources

Find teaching and learning materials from NASA by searching through different levels, grades, subjects, and types.

Also, you can sign up to be on NASA’s news list to receive email updates and announcements about NASA’s educational programs, activities, and events.

Top #ebshare tweets from the week:

RT @edublogs: Check out all of the Edublogs live events in November – http://bit.ly/b3Fpsf Hope to see you there! #ebshare #culturainglesaMon Nov 01 23:27:28 via Panoramic moTweets


RT @edublogs: 34 Free Productivity Tools That Will Help You Eliminate Expensive Software via @inspired_clsrm – What a list! http://bit.lThu Nov 04 17:22:36 via web


Looking for ideas on how to help students evaluate web sites http://bit.ly/bLfa6Y #edchat #ebshareFri Oct 29 00:00:07 via web

Want to share a post, ask others to visit a blog for comments, or show off cool student work? Use the hashtag #ebshare to let us know so we can re-tweet it for you!

Featured Edublog of the Week

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Mrs. T’s Fantastic Fifth Grade Bobcats

An excellent example of what a class blog can be!

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Find more great blogs like this one in our International Edublogs Directory.

Summing it up

Besides NASA, are there other government, business, or non-profit organizations who’s online resources could really compliment your class or student blogs?

Let us know of any you find or how you use outside resources so that we can pass it on to others.

Have a great weekend!

Edublogs News: Featured blogs and a hero’s interview

For the past few months, we have announced on facebook and twitter our featured blog-o-the-week each Thursday.

We hope that others are able to gain ideas from these blogs while we are able to recognize teachers and students for all of their excellent work.

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This week, the featured blog is Heroes 2011 from Brebeuf Jesuit College Preparatory School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Have a quick look at this blog, and you can tell that teacher Jana Haffley has worked hard with her Grade 11 English students on their blogs – complete with a Hero theme as much of the literature students read during the year is related to different heroes.

Jana was nice enough to answer a few questions from us so that we could share more about how she uses blogs in her classroom.

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What do you teach?

I teach English 11. It’s derived from a primarily British Literature course, but it takes Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey as its central theme and organizing principle. The literature selections are a blend of traditional texts from Great Britain and the world (Oedipus, Hamlet, Animal Farm, The Alchemist) and modern texts from various media (primarily film like The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Amazing Grace).

How long have you been blogging?

This is actually my third year. My pilot year was a mixed result. Last year was awesome, so I’m hopeful this year will be good, too.

What do you want to accomplish with using blogs with your students?

Wow, there’s several… Let’s start here: My first goal with the blogs was to join my students where they live: online. One of my colleagues introduced me to Edublogs, which looked pretty and cool. Then, as I tend to do, I dived in, researching social media and 21st Century education (you know, all the buzzwords), and I was hooked. I thought: This explains the growing disconnect between my otherwise fabulous course and the students. The realities of new media were becoming so pervasive I thought that if I didn’t jump on, I’d get left behind. So, one of my primary goals with blogging is to re-engage my students in their “schooling.” The kind of learning they do through their tech outside of school is so much more engaging than the 19th century model they are encountering in school, that the disconnect is obvious (and painful when one wants to inspire students). So, I want to convince them that what they learn in school can be as real and engaging and pertinent as the stuff they learn in their “real lives.”

Secondly, the ability to individualize instruction through the blogging model is enormously beneficial to me. I love that students who need extra time and the chance to review materials over and over again to gain mastery can have free access to the class outside the 50 minute window of class. And the visual learners can benefit from the multi-media model so that they don’t have to rely exclusively on the auditory channel through lectures and the like. PowerPoints become movies that they can review as needed online.

What are the benefits you have seen so far?

One of the most effective aspects of blogging is the “REAL AUDIENCE” of their peers that the forum provides. No longer are they attempting to please the teacher with writing drivel; they now write for a real audience, and suddenly they want to sound authentic and witty and smart. They even want their words to be more or less grammatically accurate so that they don’t look dumb to their peers. By writing beyond the audience of one, my students have a genuine motivation to improve their writing, and it is from that internal motivation that all authentic learning comes. So, blogging has made my job easier. They are writers and readers of each other in a medium they enjoy. What could be better?

What challenges have you faced with blogging in your classroom?

Assessment. The key issue I’ve found so far is how to give feedback effectively. I want to do it right on the blogs, but the public aspect of such feedback feels “wrong,” for lack of a better explanation. I don’t want to mortify students by revealing to all what kind of “grade” they got, but, at the same time, there’s no paper to mark to give them private feedback. I’m working on email feedback, but that’s not very streamline or efficient. Plus, we have an electronic gradebook system that is primarily numerical (not a lot of room for comments, etc.), so systematically, finding a way to give feedback efficiently would be my major, current challenge.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I’m a fan of Edublogs. I’ve looked around at other systems, and yours is by far the most adaptable. I have a lot of room to play, and so do my students, and that makes all the difference.

Thank you Jana for sharing with us!

Please feel free to leave comments below – especially with any ideas on assessing student work on blogs.

New Plugin #1 – Accept Payments and Donations!

This week we are unveiling THREE new plugins available to Pro and Campus users!  These will seriously increase the functionality and versatility of Edublogs.

To start off with, we have …

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… a PayPal plugin which makes it easy for teachers and educators to accept payments and donations!

Imagine being able to allow parents or students the ability to pay for field trips, club dues, or course materials right in your blog.  Or maybe you would like to offer a secure means of accepting donations.

Once activated, you will be able to place a new PayPal widget in any sidebar in your blog.  Here are a couple of examples:

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All that is needed is a PayPal account to begin accepting donations or payments!

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After activating the the plugin, you will find the options under Settings > WP PayPal Payments in your blog’s dashboard.

Enter your currency (from seven different currencies!), payment information, and choice of donation or payment.

PayPalWidgetNext, click on Appearance > Widgets and make sure to drag and drop the WP PayPal Payment widget into the sidebar of your choice.

PayPal will notify you by email of any payments or donations received.

For help on activating new plugins, you can view our help post here.

We hope that you enjoy the ease of accepting payments with this great plugin and maybe even that it will help you bring in a bit more donations too.

Happy blogging!

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Since 2005, Edublogs has been hosting blogs and providing custom blogging platforms to individual teachers, school districts and hundreds of thousands of students. We’ve grown to become the largest, most trusted, best supported and widely used way for teachers and students to engage with the world of blogging.

A quick overview of Edublogs

Edublogs can do a lot, and it would be impossible to list everything in one place. To help you get introduced to all of the different features, we’ve created this quick overview. Edublogs are:

  • Safe and Reliable – Blogs can be completely private or open to the public. Since we only host education related content, Edublogs are allowed by most school filters where other blogging platforms are not.
  • Student Friendly – It is as simple to add to and update a blog as it is to send an email. Teachers can easily create and manage as many student blogs as needed.
  • Rich With Features – A few of the most popular features include discussion tools, video embedding, Facebook and Twitter integration, and calendars.
  • Customizable – With over 100 different themes which allow for control of colors, images, and layout.
  • Research-Based – Engage students in their learning and enhance instruction through collaboration, student portfolios, and endless classroom uses.

Why blog in schools?

Blogs strike the perfect balance of providing information anytime and anywhere, social networking and interaction, and the ability to openly share thoughts and achievements.One popular way to use an Edublog is to make regular updates about assignments, events, and anything going on in class.

Blogs like these keep students and parents informed and extend the classroom to any place with access to the web. Students love to blog too, and doing so can engage students in their learning and extend collaboration with classmates and even people all over the world!

Edublogs are great for group projects, ePortfolios, school newspapers, reflection journals, class websites, and much more!

For even more ideas, click on the image on the right or the link here for our top 10 ways to use Edublogs to teach!

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Famous for our amazing help and support – from experienced teachers!

We are serious about providing the best support you will ever receive on the web – all of our help and support materials are made for teachers by teachers.

We’ve got comprehensive videos, manuals, help forums, and even live support sessions and webinars. Pro and Campus users can also email our support team directly from their blogs – and we promise to always reply in 24 hours or less. On school days, our response time is often much less than that!

Not only do we support you with all of the technical aspects of blogging, but Edublogs users are all members of a growing international community of educators. We are constantly sharing and learning from each other as we strive to provide our students with the best educational and technology experiences.

Don’t just take our word for it

See what educators around the world have to say about Edublogs…

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“I have been using Edublogs for three years… I love the versatility and ease of use… The support is excellent.” – Helen Harvey – Booker High School

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“The result was this amazing, organic discussion that ranged from debates over whether or not a sequel exists to one book, to speculation about posthumous publications from J.D. Salinger.” – Robert C. Barker – John Liechty Middle School

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“I was so pleased to discover Edublogs from a colleague… so quick and easy to set up, count me in as a supporter of Edublogs!” – Robert B. Cooter, Jr., Ed.D. – Professor & Ursuline Endowed Chair of Teacher Education, Bellarmine University

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“Edublogs has been an amazing tool for my students and I… Edublogs is so user friendly that we had the blogs for teachers up in no time.” – Jennifer Parrigin – Nash Central Middle School

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“Campus makes it so simple to set up a separate blog for individuals and keep the management of the blog under one administrator. Edublogs has been a great company to work with.” – Patrick Dierschke – Angelo State University

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How does Edublogs compare to other blogging tools?

It’s important to make the right decision when choosing a blogging platform for your class, school, university or district.

There are a range of genuine blogging providers, and the chart below offers you a comparison between what they offer as opposed to Edublogs – roll over the ‘?’ on each point for more detail.

Edublogs

The World’s largest education blogging platform, focused on teachers and students with educational support and features

Blogger

The original blogging platform, now owned by google, offering blogs to anyone

WordPress

A blogging platform focused on ‘expressing yourself’ and ‘publishing’

Who is the service for?

Only for education?
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Support from teachers
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Class blog management
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Academic functionality
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A safe and secure environment?

Allows adult content?
Absolutely no adult content
Allows adult content
Allows adult content
Privacy and safety
No exposure to other blogs
‘Next’ button exposes random blogs
‘Related Posts’ links expose multiple other blogs
Allowed access?
check – accessible by most schools
check – blocked for adult content
check – blocked for adult content

Functionality and features

135+ Premium Themes
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‘Easy Blogging’ Mode
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Embed javascript
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Extra plugins
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Upgrades
$3 p/month – which allows you to add features to unlimited student blogs too
No upgrades – simple basic service
$100+ per individual blog for the same features as Edublog Pro users
Advertising
Completely ad free
Integrated with Google Adsense – advertising promoted and encouraged
Ads on all blogs unless you are logged in, costs $30 per blog to turn off

Help and Support

Full documentation
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Access to forums
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Premium email support
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Telephone support
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Customized webinars
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Classroom tools

Threaded discussions
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Forums
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Wikis
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Friends & Messages
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Blog and user management tools

Create blogs & users
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Manage blogs & users
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Batch create blogs
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Super admin control
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Full MySQL Exports
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Custom themes, custom plugins, LDAP integration and other functionality

Upload custom themes
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Custom plugins
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SSL Certification
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LDAP & integration
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Request new features
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So, what’s the next step?

start a free edublog
start a pro edublog
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Creating and managing student blogs

One of the most powerful features of Edublogs is the ability for teachers to easily create and manage blogs for students.

These unparalleled tools allow teachers to decide if students can post freely to blogs or if any posts and comments must be approved first before being made public. These features also give teachers the freedom to log in as administrators on student blogs to help set up new themes or make changes whenever needed.

Flexible and powerful, our management tools will provide you with all of the oversight that you may need.

Choosing between Edublogs Free, Pro, and Campus

We offer three excellent blogging services. The chart below details what features you will find in each.

Edublogs Free

Free, easy and basic option, great for students

Edublogs Pro

The ultimate blog package for individual teachers

Edublogs Campus

Designed for institutions, manage and control as many blogs as you need – from a single class to 10,000+ blogs

From $3.33 p/month
(Plus add extra features to unlimited student blogs!)
From less than $1 p/blog p/year
See Campus Pricing Here

Features

Create posts and pages
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Post images & audio
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Fast and reliable
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Storage
32 MB
10 GB
10 GB per blog
Privacy
Privacy to search engines
Full privacy options
Sitewide privacy options
30 Free Themes
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100+ Premium Themes
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check + on unlimited student blogs
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Embed videos & more
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check + on unlimited student blogs
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Mobile blogging
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check + on unlimited student blogs
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Own domain name
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Extra plugins
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Integrated statistics
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Help and Support

Full documentation
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Access to forums
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Premium email support
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Telephone support
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Customized webinars
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Classroom tools

Threaded discussions
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Wikis
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Forums
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Community wikis
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Friends & Messages
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Blog and user management tools

Create blogs & users
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Manage blogs & users
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Batch create blogs
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Super admin control
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Full MySQL Exports
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Custom themes, custom plugins, LDAP integration and other functionality

Upload custom themes
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Custom plugins
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SSL Certification
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LDAP & integration
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