New plan: http://la.thepublicschool.org/note/3315
This class would be an introduction to setting up, designing, and developing your own Wordpress site (blog). The course would cover all facets from getting a server, to installing Wordpress, and learning a bit of CSS to customize the look and feel of your website. We would also go over integrating your site with Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, and Flicker.
Here a sketchy breakdown of the schedule:
Getting a server & (This would happen in advance with instructions provided to registered students)
Installation of Wordpress
Overview of all the components of your Wordpress site
Installation of Wordpress Plugins to extend your site
Basic conventions of good web design
Instructions on how to install Wordpress themes
Instructions on how to customize your theme
Basics of CSS
Implement your designs and further CSS skills
Integration of Wordpress site with other social networking platforms
We would be doing most of this work in class so students would need to have their own laptops. Students would be provided in advance with recommended software to install so at our first meeting we could hit the ground running.
Also, students are free to come to the 2nd & 3rd class if they already have a blog setup and just want to learn how to customize it.