Alice Mercer and I have been able to use an Edublogs Campus account for free this year, and it’s been great. Our classes have been able to use a ton of excellent features.
Now, you too can use Edublogs Campus….for free!
You can read more at Sue Waters’ post, Try a free Edublogs Campus for your class.
(Note: I’d be writing this post even if I hadn’t gotten a free Campus account this year)
I was just granted an Eublogs Campus account for the coming year. I am very excited about the possibilities… My plan is to put the tool into the hands of my middle school reading students. My only concern is that the account offer is only good for a “term or semester.” As we are on the trimester system that would mean I would only be able to use this with my students for about 12 weeks – not really enough time for them to dig in and maximize it’s use. Any thoughts on how I can make this work?
What’s the benefit of using edublogs? Couldn’t I get each of my students a wordpress blog, cite myself as an administrator for each, use gmail hacks (firstname.lastname@example.org) for each of the students’ accounts-so all comments come through me, and have no restrictions on how much (images/video) the kids can post on their blogs?
I’m not technically proficient enough to speak to all the issues you raise. It’s difficult for me to believe, though, that using Edublogs is not tons easier to use for most teachers who are not very familiar with tech. Plus, you get great customer support. And, finally, at least for our district and for quite a few others I know, Edublogs is not blocked by content filters,while wordpress is.