WordPress is an elegant solution for education professionals looking to create a website for their class, and today we’re excited to announce the launch of WordPress.com Classrooms. Whether you need a group blog for your high school history project, or to keep your 3rd grade students’ parents up to date about the next field trip, you’ll find the solution here at WordPress.com.
Get up and running — fast
We know you’re busy educating the world’s young minds, so we’ve made the site creation process as easy as 1-2-3: Register your site, customize your theme, and start posting — that’s it! No more excuses about how the dog ate your
Connect and collaborate
We’re all about engaging discussion. Invite students to post their thoughts on your latest lecture and submit their reaction papers as comments. Or maybe you just need a place to get the word out about class happenings — turn off comments entirely and make your site an informative online newsletter. You can even share class forms and documents with parents by using the media uploader.
Your privacy is paramount
Dozens of education themes
Maybe your English Grammar class needs a formal, college-ruled look — Runo Lite should do the trick. Or perhaps your kindergarten website needs a whimsical touch-up — enter our newest theme, Chalkboard:
Designed by Edward Jenkins, Chalkboard is the perfect theme for a K-12 classroom website. It looks just like its namesake, complete with bottom-resting eraser and chalk, and supports multiple widget areas, custom header, background, and more. Read more about Chalkboard on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your blog by going to Appearance -> Themes in your Dashboard.
Whatever style you seek, we’ve got your class covered.
Your lessons come alive
Add images and photo galleries to your posts with our easy-to-use multimedia interface. Quickly embed videos from services like YouTube or Vimeo. Want to make your class even more dynamic? Consider adding VideoPress and a Space Upgrade so you can upload video and audio, too.
Customize your site
Sticking to your school’s brand? No problem. Set a custom headeror background with your logo or colors, or use the Custom Design upgrade to change your site’s colors, fonts, and CSS. Finally, add Domain Mapping to point your existing domain to your blog.
At the head of the class
Check out these awesome classes, educators, and schools already taking advantage of WordPress.com’s great features:
- The Coop—http://thec00p.wordpress.com
- West Des Moines Community Schools Technology—http://wdmtech.wordpress.com
- CRS 5th Grade—http://crs5thgrade.wordpress.com
What are you waiting for? Get a head start and build your class website now!