+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
How do you do....it? Thread, School Forum / Message Board in Technical; So a primary school I support are wanting some sort of forum, or messgae board setting up that can be ...
  1. #1
    gtg93's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    330
    Thank Post
    204
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    16

    School Forum / Message Board

    So a primary school I support are wanting some sort of forum, or messgae board setting up that can be completely private to the school, each child and teacher have their own account, and be able to use it to communicate between classes about different topics and events that may be going on around school.

    Has anyone ever come across something that does this, or can anyone suggest something? I'm trying to stay away from the kind of idea of setting up our own internal wordpress server.

    I've found edmodo.com - has anyone used it? Would anyone recommend it? It looks good and a similar layout to facebook which could simplify things a little as most staff use facebook and I'm pretty sure even the students do (let's not get into that though).

  2. #2

    unixman_again's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    756
    Thank Post
    30
    Thanked 151 Times in 114 Posts
    Rep Power
    137

  3. Thanks to unixman_again from:

    gtg93 (24th September 2013)

  4. #3

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,054
    Thank Post
    888
    Thanked 1,729 Times in 1,492 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    454

  5. Thanks to FN-GM from:

    gtg93 (24th September 2013)

  6. #4
    bennz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    15
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    both the ones above are open source, I run a few forums and find open source an issue when you provide it as a service check out -

    Build An Awesome Community with IPS Community Suite
    XenForo - Compelling Community Forum Software
    vBulletin 5 Connect, The World's Leading Community Software

    above cost money but worth it for the dedicated support channels.

  7. Thanks to bennz from:

    gtg93 (24th September 2013)

  8. #5
    gtg93's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    330
    Thank Post
    204
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    I was preferably looking for something more like the edmodo idea where there was no setup or in house hosting - this way the teachers can set it up, have full control over it and it's pretty easy for them to use.

    I'll create an account with them today and trial it out myself before rolling it out. Need to be sure it's private and is going to work before rolling it out.

    If not I'll give the others a trial - thanks

  9. #6
    northeast_technician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    north east england
    Posts
    59
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    4
    If you are a school why not use office365, its free for education and also comes with share point. We use share point for all of our cloud storage and also has a team discussion area and diary. So Office does that lot for us along with email.

  10. Thanks to northeast_technician from:

    gtg93 (1st October 2013)

  11. #7

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    9,758
    Thank Post
    1,813
    Thanked 2,225 Times in 1,643 Posts
    Rep Power
    800

  12. Thanks to elsiegee40 from:

    gtg93 (1st October 2013)

  13. #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    522
    Thank Post
    141
    Thanked 75 Times in 67 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    If you mean only accessible to authorised users (as opposed to locally stored) you could try Google sites or even Twitter. With Twitter you can restrict the page to authorised subscribers: Protected Tweets

  14. #9
    Marci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    895
    Thank Post
    84
    Thanked 235 Times in 194 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    each child and teacher have their own account


    Twitter's terms state that users must be of legal contractual age in their country of residence. Primary children most definitely do not fall under "of legal contractual age".

  15. #10
    gtg93's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    330
    Thank Post
    204
    Thanked 42 Times in 34 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    That looks like a decent site for primary and secondary - Cheers.


    Quote Originally Posted by jmak View Post
    If you mean only accessible to authorised users (as opposed to locally stored) you could try Google sites or even Twitter. With Twitter you can restrict the page to authorised subscribers: Protected Tweets
    That'd work to an extent, ie no one would be able to see what they're posting and speak to them, but I don't think encouraging them to use twitter is a good idea at that age (6-11) - considering some of the content on there...

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Message Board Hosting Project
    By daveb86 in forum Web Development
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 3rd November 2010, 08:56 AM
  2. [Joke] School Phone Message Options...
    By Gatt in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28th March 2009, 04:08 PM
  3. Independent Schools forum
    By elsiegee40 in forum Comments and Suggestions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15th October 2008, 11:16 AM
  4. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 18th August 2008, 02:03 PM
  5. Exporting Moodle forum messages
    By lindylou in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd October 2006, 07:39 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
  •