If you care to take a stroll over to to the ‘Presentation’ tag at the top of your blog you should be pleasantly surprised… I’ve added a heap more themes, with screenshots and tried to make them all ‘edublogs.org’ friendly so that there aren’t any error messages or links you can’t edit… let me know if you find any bugs and I’ll fix ’em up.
Was getting very very tired of the old orange lines and stuff so knocked this together in double quick time the other day.
Nothing special, just aesthetics (um, to a degree), how do ya find it?
Also, have discovered a way you can have your own theme while editableness isn’t going… basically you’ll have to edit an existing wordpress theme, email it to me and I’ll install it just for you. I figure I should probably charge a nominal amount for this down the line (more to dissuade everyone from asking me rather than making any money!) but for the timebeing I’ll do it for free – james /at/ edublogs /dot/ org
I’ve been thinking how great it is to have over 700 edublogs going and still be into our first month and about how we can get even more up in the next. Basically how can we ‘badge’ an edublog as an edublog and how can we best ‘spread the word’?
The way I though would be simplest woudl be to put a small strip at the top of each blog as Weblogs Inc do (check it out). I figured this would also be a great way to promote community stuff, feature blogs etc. (no advertising though as promised!)
Let me know what you think? Would thsi be cool with you or just plain annoying? Can you think of any better approaches (given that the editable themes thing hasn’t quite come along yet?)
edublogs.org was founded in 2005 by James Farmer as an extension of the incsub.org project aimed at providing teachers, students, researchers, librarians, writers and other education professionals with freely available emerging technologies.
What makes edublogs.org different from, for example, Blogger is that we’re dedicated to educational professionals, we’re nice and small (by blog provider standards), we’re aiming to provide more and more freely available (and ad free!) emerging online technologies for your use… and we’ve got a much better blogging tool at our disposal :)
Edublogs.org is built using WordPress MultiUser which means that you’ll get a fully featured WordPress blogging platform to work with, for information on what that means checkout the features and FAQ.
As of February 2006 we’re delighted to be supported by The Chalkface Project especially because this gives all edublogs.org users free access to their stunning Yacapaca assessment tool.
If you’d like to use blogs with your students we’d like to invite you to try out learnerblogs.org (school age / K12), uniblogs.org (university / college / higher education) or eslblogs.org (ESL, EFL and other English language students).
If you have any bugs (the categories one is getting fixed soon) or other issues you’d like to raise please feel free to fo it here rather than using the contact form… that way more peopel will get to benefit from your exploration!