You may be familiar with Wordpress.com. It’s a popular online platform, a competitor to Google’s Blogger, used to publish blog or even full websites. Wordpress is a terrific way to create an easy, professional-looking site to use as an instructional and communication tool in your classroom.
Since 2009, RCPS has had its own Wordpress server whose purpose is to host blogs and websites created by Rockingham County Public Schools teachers, staff, and students. No more need for Wordpress.com or Blogger.com any longer if you’re in RCPS!
As of January 2011, RCPS supports an additional blog server visible only within the RCPS network which is an appropriate choice for teachers who want to incorporate blogs as a part of their instructional process. Please email TECH HELP if you would like students blog accounts set up for your class.
Thanks to Joe Lipscomb, who set up the servers and keeps them both running for us!
How to Get an Account
If you want to create your own blog/site on our server, follow these steps:
1. Contact TECH HELP to request an account.
2. Once your account is created, the server will generate and send to you an email to reveal your login link, username, and temporary password.
3. Open the link offered in the email. Enter the username and password provided, as well, to log in.
4. Follow directions on Getting Started below
A Sampling of RCPS Teacher Wordpress Sites