+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
How do you do....it? Thread, Host your own blogs ? in Technical; The HT has decided he would like the children to be able to have group blogs for different project. I ...
  1. #1
    pooley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    S Wales
    Posts
    1,141
    Thank Post
    80
    Thanked 120 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    67

    Host your own blogs ?

    The HT has decided he would like the children to be able to have group blogs for different project.

    I wont allow access to external blog sites as can of worms and opening come to mind.

    So is there a way of hosting a blog(s) internally, if so what software/system will i need.

    I've no experience with moodles, vle's or web building tbh.

    Any advice appreciated.

  2. #2

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,804
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: Host your own blogs ?

    We're trying out Mahara at the moment. It includes a blogging component.

    http://www.mahara.org/

  3. #3
    pooley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    S Wales
    Posts
    1,141
    Thank Post
    80
    Thanked 120 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    67

    Re: Host your own blogs ?

    Thanks Geoff, looks interesting

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Sunny Southern California
    Posts
    60
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 24 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Host your own blogs ?

    Take at look at the most excellent, opensource, multi user WORDPRESS. It requires php and mysql. If you have a linux server great, if not you can install a WAMP server on a windows box in minutes using something like easyPHP or Xampp. drop the folder with the Wordpress files into the server, navigate to the install folder and it starts right up. answer a few config questions and it's ready to go. I believe this is the exact system edublogs uses.

    http://edublogs.org/

    http://mu.wordpress.org/

  5. #5
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,966
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: Host your own blogs ?

    I use Wordpress MU

    A good recommendation is the example set up by history teacher and edugeek member Doug Beshaw:

    blogs: http://learning.mrbelshaw.co.uk/blogs/

    WPMU Vs ELGG: http://teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk/inde...s-elgg-spaces/

  6. #6


    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    5,449
    Thank Post
    1,449
    Thanked 889 Times in 570 Posts
    Rep Power
    647

    Re: Host your own blogs ?

    Mr Belshaw is one brave teacher

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    5
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Host your own blogs ?

    Installled wordpress on my vmware virtual linux server thats hosting my new website on monday an i was amazed how simple it was
    change 1 config file to match the database on local host i created copied the files to the virtual server went to the address cliked erm 3 buttons ? and typed the name of the blog an my email address and it was witting there waiting for me to use it

    oh an the wordpress site even has a link to this : http://cre8d-design.com/blog/2006/01...-wordpress-20/
    a visual tutorial
    why arent more things this easy to install ?

  8. #8

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,213
    Thank Post
    372
    Thanked 379 Times in 337 Posts
    Rep Power
    148
    @Geoff

    What did your findings bring for Mahara? Did you continue using it or not? It looks useful but i'd be interested in hearing if it is likely to work in a school.

  9. #9
    Sirbendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2,298
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 203 Times in 154 Posts
    Rep Power
    110
    Wordpress vote here too. We use it for the "Student Support and News" intranet section that the kids maintain. All runs quite happily on our CCTV box under Uniform Server on XP.

    Uniform is a self contained portable Apache/PHP/SQL server with a small footprint..I keep a copy on my USB stick for testing as well.

  10. #10

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,804
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    @Geoff

    What did your findings bring for Mahara? Did you continue using it or not? It looks useful but i'd be interested in hearing if it is likely to work in a school.
    It's nice but we couldn't get the Moodle networking to work. Thus we couldn't integrate it into our VLE (which was the point). We'll probably have another look at it when it's matured slightly.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. VMWare Server Host OS
    By plexer in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 8th June 2007, 11:12 AM
  2. How many schools host there own website? or part of?
    By lalalalalalalalalalala in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 14th February 2007, 10:51 PM
  3. If you host your own VLE, what's your setup?
    By beeswax in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13th January 2007, 07:22 PM
  4. Where can I host a Plone Website?
    By eean in forum Web Development
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15th December 2006, 05:27 PM
  5. SMTP Server host needed - suggestions ?
    By pooley in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 6th July 2006, 12:23 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •