After using Wordpress to host student blogs for the last four years, Reading Workshop students will be switching to Edublogs. Wordpress has supplied a great service at no cost. It is easy for students to use and worked well. However, there seems to be an increasing amount of ads on blogs when the viewer is not logged in. As much as I can understand their need to support their service, I would prefer to have ad-free student blogs.
This may cause some inconvenience to those that have spots bookmarked and I apologize for that. The links on the sidebar under 2012 Student Blogs should be correct.
So long Wordpress. Here we come Edublogs.