Yes, let's listen to (and solicit ideas from)our kids. They are the digital natives and too often without a seat at the table when educational decisions are being made, ironically, on their behalf.
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From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sigurd Andersen
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 09:48
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Subject: Setting up a web site using Word Press (not only for blogging)
I recently asked my son a question about how to do something on the web, he answered a much more general question, about a framework for a new web site.
He suggested I try Word Press, public domain blogging software, as the framework for a new web site. He suggested that the blog portions don't even need to be used, but that the rest of the framework provides a structure for all sorts of possible add-ons.
I've been using bluehost (at his suggestion) for web hosting. All I had to do was click a few buttons, and a previously web-page-less domain name was up and running.
My bare-bones site - nothing but scaffolding yet - is at systalk.org
The administration stuff I've played with so far has been intuitive, easy to use.