In response to a question posted by Kansas teacher Marsha Ratzel, I created an eleven minute screencast this evening describing the steps for creating a moderated class blog (for FREE) on the website Posterous.com. One of the most significant advantages of using a Posterous blog as a class website is that rich media (text, images, audio files and video files) can all be posted to the site via email. Your students can email their work to your class blog, and as the administrator of the site YOU can approve (or delete) submitted posts as well as comments. New content is sent to the email address, “email@example.com” – For example, to submit a new 5 photo story to my blog 5photos.posterous.com, email messages including five image attachments can be sent to the address “firstname.lastname@example.org” and then I can moderate them in the approval queue.
If you have questions or comments on the strategies or ideas shared in this screencast, please let me know! I made this screencast with Screenflow software and posted the HD version directly to YouTube from the program. Learn more about sharing text, images, audio and video safely to the web on my new book and website project, TalkWithMedia.com. (Incidentally, that’s a website I’ve created with Posterous!)