Teacher Review for WordPress

Great tool to use for classroom blog!

Devon R.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
WordPress can be used to create websites, blogs, etc. My experience with WordPress as the home for our grade level blog has been positive. I use WordPress to post newsletters, volunteer needs, reminders, etc. It also has different pages with calendars, teacher contact information, etc. It was somewhat confusing at first to figure out, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy to use.
My Take
Overall, I'm pleased with WordPress. They have many free options and help tutorials if you get stuck. It serves as a great host for grade level information. Getting parents to follow the blog is often the biggest challenge. Some get confused, some do not like the emails, or some just aren't interested. Making it easy for parents to learn how to follow and understand the blog is important if you want it to be a successful tool for your classroom.