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Ditto on Pam's suggestion, plus wikispaces recently added feature to  
add classroom accounts without email also


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On Aug 5, 2009, at 5:59 PM, Pamela Burke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Joanne,
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> By "participate" I assume you mean author. To just comment on a  
> post, you can just set it so that email isn't necessary (that's an  
> option in Wordpress on Worpdress.com or Edublogs).
> If you want the kids to be authors, many hosting sites will allow  
> you to install Wordpress, they might even already have it running on  
> their servers. Is it possible to get it installed on one of your  
> district's servers? Then you can just create as many authors as you  
> want. That's how I run my school's website.
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> Also - if you want a wiki - PBWorks allows you to generate logins  
> for as many students as you need without emails.
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> Pamela Burke
> Librarian, Marlboro School
> Marlboro, VT 05344
> http://marlboroschool.net
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> On Aug 5, 2009, at 3:00 PM, Joanne Finnegan wrote:
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>> Help!  I have 3 teachers who would like to create blogs that  
>> students can participate in, but don't want to deal with student e- 
>> mail, even the fake ones. Preferable would be a way to enter  
>> student usernames and passwords if necessary.
>>
>> Blogmeister would have worked, but rumor is that David Warlick is  
>> not maintaining it.  Edublogs won't let us do what we want without  
>> subscribing/paying. A lot of other more "private" sites are now  
>> requiring payment.
>>
>> Any suggestions for either a wiki site or blog site that would  
>> allow a teacher to input the names of students who are allowed to  
>> comment/post, not have to have any type of e-mail addresses (not  
>> even fake - we tried the gmail thing with linked e-mail), and still  
>> allow some type of parent access/viewing would be really helpful.   
>> This is for grades K - 4.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Joanne
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>> Joanne Finnegan
>> Technology Integration Specialist
>> Chittenden East Supervisory Union
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