Beginners Guide to Creating a WordPress Portfolio (Tutorial)

Presentation Link: http://bit.ly/gcouroswp

Participant created notes: http://bit.ly/hmgotD

Examples:

Fred Forest (Student Portfolio) |  Shawn Ram (teacher)  |  George Couros (principal)

Steps:

  1. Sign Up (http://wordpress.com)
  2. Examples of portfolios in education
  3. Choosing a template
  4. Naming your site
  5. Subscribe By Email Widget (PSD70 Blogs)
  6. Comments (Discussion)
  7. Writing a post
  8. Adding tags to posts
  9. Adding a picture to a post
  1. Use this site for media: http://search.creativecommons.org
  2. Citation for a picture: http://www.screenr.com/tmQ
  3. Greasemonkey :: Add-ons for Firefox http://bit.ly/hyLxm1
  4. Flickr CC Attribution Helper for Greasemonkey http://bit.ly/gsTdU0
  1. Adding a video (YouTube)
  1. Use this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwGFalTRHDA&feature=related
  1. Adding a page/subpage (portfolio)
  2. Adding widgets
  3. Other?

Blogging Prompts:

Blogging Prompts for Teacher Candidates - Google Docs http://bit.ly/frRJpo

Classroom Blogs and Blogging Ideas http://bit.ly/eYCrqf

37 Interesting Ideas for Class Blog Posts  http://bit.ly/f1i2bc

Other links:

What does the “portfolio portion” of our blog look like?

Opportunities for creativity in blogs

Forest Green Acceptable Use Policy - https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B3-QuAw4LLD9YjdhYzZmYzctMjRjOS00OWRmLWEwMGUtMmFhOGFjNDcxZjMw&hl=en

Google Reader - Educational Blogs http://bit.ly/hSN64O

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