Welcome

According to Frank McCourt, we don’t like our children.  “The proof of it is in how we treat our teachers,” he explains.  (View complete article: Interview with Frank McCourt)

Teachers are overworked and underpaid.  Their passion for education, and commitment to our children is oftentimes abused (albeit unintentionally), by demanding parents with just one more question, or one more request, but never a solution.

This site is dedicated to our educators, to help them get online, and free up a little of their time, even if it’s only an extra half hour a week, it’s half an hour reclaimed.  I’m going for two.

Your job is to commit to sharing your knowledge, connecting to your community, and passing on information.  Although it may take several hours of your time to set it up and get to know the software, once your content is in, you’ll see immediate benefits.

My job is to get you using the Web well, and to walk you through setting your site up painlessly.  Advances in technology have given even the most non-techie person the opportunity to create a Web site or blog, and social media has made it easier than ever before to navigate the Internet.

WordPress is typically defined as a blogging platform or a Content Management System (CMS)  but has one huge advantage over others…it lets you set up your own Web site too – quickly, easily, and for free.

So let’s start at the very beginning, getting you online.

Things to keep in mind:

We will be talking about WordPress.com on this site, and you need to know there is a difference between WordPress.org, and WordPress.com.  This doesn’t mean you have to rush out and study the details (unless you want to), just keep this at the back of your mind – they differ and should not be confused

Hot pink text on this site links to our glossary.

This site is growing, please help me make it super useful by leaving questions or suggestions in the comments area (below), I promise I’ll do my best.

May the force be with you!

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