Lime Survey

We are going to be using Lime Survey which is free open source software to run our District Teacher of the Year nominations.  Lime Survey is a great tool to have for your district if you ever have to poll the public, parents, or staff.  It allows for a variety of question types and various … Read more

Gearing Up for 2.7

We use WordPress MU with LDAP login for our iBlog system of teacher websites.  With the new release of WPMU 2.7, many teachers are excited to hear about all the new features.  This is a completely new interface which will appeal to those who are not afraid to click stuff and explore.  Unfortunately, it will … Read more

WP Super Cache Saved iBlog

Just this morning, I installed a new plugin for WordPress MU – WP Super Cache.  We were having an issue where WPMU would utilize about 3600Mhz or more of CPU power for most of the day.  This was because of the many blogs it was running.  Most of this was due to the amount of … Read more

Three New Updates to WPMU

I just finished installing 3 new plugins for our WPMU site: Event Calendar Google Translator WP-Gallery Remote Event Calendar allows any one of our 700+ classroom blog/websites to create their very own event calendar in WPMU.  They add events from the admin panel.  It’s nice, easy, and quick to add events. Google Translator adds a … Read more

EFHS Student Newspaper Online

This past November the journalism teacher at Edsel Ford High School approached me about creating an online newspaper to cut costs and allow more students access to have their works published.  I came up with a solutions that included the use of the open source software Joomla.  The students login and publish articles.  There is … Read more