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WordPress invades schools with new Classroom sites

What would make high school more rock & roll than a WordPress site for your classes?

A surprise concert from the Ramones, culminating in a huge explosion?

Well, yeah, maybe, we’ll give you that. But until that day comes, you’ll have to content yourself with Classrooms, the newest product from our pals at WordPress.

(Disclosure: VentureBeat runs on WordPress. In general, we love it. We pay for it, and they don’t bribe us to write posts about ‘em, so everyone gets along.)

Classrooms brings a host of educational blog themes and designs for the K-12 teacher market. It also puts a special focus on WordPress features such as privacy, security, interaction opportunities, multimedia, document uploads, and calendar-sharing (for keeping parents in the loop).

For teachers looking to increase organization, enhance their teaching styles for their digitally trained audiences, or simply decrease paper in the classroom, WordPress Classrooms seems like a simple and timely solution. Even though it’s just an edu-washed version of WordPress.com blogging software, it’s still an excellent product and one that first-time site builders will find a friendly introduction to the wild world of webmastery.

Here’s a look at some of WordPress’s highlighted education-specific themes.


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