I’ve had a half finished draft post about Blogging Bootcamp in the works since the bootcamp finished. I still hope to finish it but thought I used the excuse of the Teaching with WordPress course to post this shortish screencast.
I’ve also got a huge post about the 5Rs presentation I bungled at teachmeetGLA this week which will fit in nicely with #TWP15 too. Perhaps I’ll chop that up and post wee bit as it is getting out of control.

7 thoughts on “Blogging Bootcamp Video Review

  1. Great video, you mention a syndication plugin. Which one are you using? I am trying to figure our a different way of doing this besides (DeedWordPress)

    • Hi Lucas, thanks.
      The plugin we use is not available yet (AFAIK). It was one our developers came up with as an alternative to FeedWordPress. As they felt FWP would take too long to code review and might not be performant on a multisite setup. The Syndication plugin is a simplified version of one auttomatic have in development. It is not AFAIK released. At the moment it is not as fully featured as FWP. I’ve some info for Glow Blogs users on the help. I am a lot more familiar with FWP using it on ScotEduBlogs.org and edutalk.cc for a while now.

  2. We are coming off an incredible week of connection and sharing about WordPress and open pedagogy. If you missed anything take a look at the Week 1 Summary. Last week the discussion was focused on open pedagogy and this week we will be exploring some of the affordances of WordPress in teaching and learning. How can the WordPress environment be used to support teaching and learning? What are the benefits and limitations for using WordPress for teaching in your context?
    We will kick off the week with a webinar WordPress for TeachingMonday June 8, 12-1pm Pacific (3pm Eastern, 19:00 UTC): with Christina HendricksAlan Levine, and Tannis Morgan where they will talk about various ways in which they use WordPress for teaching and learning. This will be on Google Hangouts, broadcast live on YouTube. Click here for information and how to sign up to join the discussion if you want, and share how you use WordPress for teaching (or just ask questions!).
    Join us for the week to explore how WordPress can be used as a flexible, blank-slate tool in teaching and learning. Share your experiences and tips and tricks for using WordPress in open pedagogy and continue the conversation on twitter (#TWP15) and on your blog.
    Read more about the week in the schedule, week 2, which includes:
    Share your work in progress with the network and receive feedback as you develop it
    Watch a short screencast on examples of WordPress for Teaching & Learning at UBC and share your own screencast or video of work at your institution/organization/company.
    One of the TWP15 participants has already shared a screencast on a “blogging bootcamp”about using WordPress for educational blogs
    Discuss the benefits and risks involved in open learning environments in the Weekly discussion area
    Explore blog posts from the group on the Blog Hub; “post one, comment on two,” as we are trying to encourage–do a blog post, and comment on (at least) two others!

    We are looking foreword to another great week of discussion, sharing and connection.

  3. This is our last official week of Teaching with WordPress (though see the end of this post–we don’t think of the course as fully “ending”). It’s been a quick four weeks!
    Week 4 activities
    If you haven’t done so already, please take a look at the learning activities for weeks 3 and 4, including the activity support notes on the same page, and consider doing one or two of these this week. Or, write a blog post about anything that is on your mind at the moment related to teaching with WordPress.
    Two things we would really love to see, if you have the time and inclination:

    Please contribute to our Assignment Bank! This is a collection of assignments you might give to students (or have already given) that use WordPress in some way. We’re hoping to build up a bank of numerous kinds of assignments that can serve as inspiration for anyone coming to the TWP site this week or later.
    Please consider sharing your “Word in Progress,” something you’re working on for which you’d like feedback. You can of course just do that through the blog hub (which some are already doing), or you can contribute to the WIP section of the site, here.

    We also invite you to tweet a question to #TWP15, something you’d like to hear others’ views about. Tweet using #quest and #TWP15.
    If you feel so inclined, you could make a video or screen cast talking about how and why you use WordPress for teaching and learning, as two of our participants have done:  Jim Luke: http://econproph.com/2015/06/18/finding-my-voice-my-teaching-with-wp-journey/ and John Johnston: http://johnjohnston.info/blog/blogging-bootcamp-video-review/
    TWP15 Wrap-up event
    We will also have a final synchronous meeting this week, during which we’ll ask you to share what you’ve been working on, ask for feedback, learn what others are doing, etc. It is scheduled for Friday, June 26, 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern/19:00 UTC. It will be on Google Hangouts, and broadcast live on YouTube for those who just want to watch but not be in the hangout. It will also be recorded. Please see here for more information and to RSVP.
    Not the end…
    Though this is our last week of the “course” called Teaching with WordPress, we don’t think of this as the end–part of our idea with this course was to connect people who are using WordPress in teaching and learning so that we can continue to learn from each other. So though this is our last “official” week, we hope you will continue to connect with others from the course, add resources to the resource collection, and add assignments to the assignment bank. We hope the TWP site will continue to be a resource for many who are interested in teaching with WordPress, and we’d love it if you could add things to it now and then!

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