We’re working on our free ebook with step-by-step instructions on how to set up a school website or classroom blog using WordPress, and hit a minor snag: Our edublogs.org account was down.
Not a big deal, but what if you were in the computer lab and wanted to get your students to comment on each other’s work? Things happen, but we started thinking – technical difficulties aside, which is better?
- Running your school website off of a free WordPress service (like WordPress.com or Edublogs.org)?
- Or, running your school website off of your own webhost or school server?
You have more flexibility when you run your own self-hosted WordPress account, but you need the time and technical know-how to host and maintain your ste.
Running your class site off for free uing WordPress.com or Edublogs.org is nice because another company is hosting your site and maintaining the WordPress engine, but nothing is truly for free. The services and features you have are limited and you end up with a watered-down version of WordPress.
Food for thought.