Teacher Review For WordPress.com

Great tool for teacher bloggers, not as student-friendly as I'd like

Michael G.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Student-driven work
How I Use It
I use Wordpress for a teacher blog - http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com. It has great options for adding many collaborative authors from around the world.
My Take
I use wordpress for an education project blog. It works really well; however, it is somewhat complicated for student use, even in secondary school. Teachers wishing to blog with their students in educational settings (both primary, and secondary) are better off exploring http://edublogs.org, the world's largest education blogging platform. While this service is NOT free, the technical support is second to none; and the subscription unlocks better themes and features which teachers and students will find useful.