About this site

As part of your journey in teacher education here at UBC, it is strongly recommended that you begin a professional blog as a way of sharing your year-long inquiry and reflections on teaching and learning. By doing so using UBC Blogs WordPress, you are using a safe, secure and Canadian housed server environment in keeping with FOIPPA. *If you choose to create a blog using an alternative server or platform, you may do so but need to be aware of how FOIPPA impacts the choices you make as you post. Please see this post for further details about privacy.

I will use this site as a blogging ‘sandbox’ where I will mess around with features within wordpress and attempt to explain how I did what I did. As I develop it, I’ll try to keep the look and feel of a professional blog or resource website to give you ideas about design and navigation. If you click on the ‘FAQ’ tab, this will take you to a series of ‘how-to’ blog posts.

I have created this site as a posts driven blog where the landing page displays my latest posts. Another way to organize a blog or professional resource website would be  with a ‘static’ home page. That means, when someone ‘lands’ on the site, they get a page with whatever content I’ve added to it (text, image, etc) – i.e. a Welcome Page. This is different from a ‘posts’ driven blog where my latest postings show up on my home page. Go to the ‘Customize’ menu (under Appearance) to select either a static page or posts driven landing page.

*The above slideshow was created using flickr – once created in flickr, you copy the ’embed’ code and paste it into the ‘text’ editor field when you are making the page or post.
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Please note that CTLT offers weekly WordPress drop-in sessions where you will be able to get one on one support as needed!  http://www.events.ctlt.ubc.ca/

Questions? Comments? Clarification? Something you’re trying to figure out? Feel free to email or post a comment on one of the pages in this blog.


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