WordCamp Miami 2017 is coming March 24-26th (at FIU again this year) with TWO FULL DAYS FOR KIDS.
Have you or your child wanted to learn about blogging? WordCamp Miami is an annual event for new and current WordPress users, and once again this year they are inviting children ages 7 – 14 to attend a special kids edition of WordCamp where they can learn about WordPress AND create their own blog!
If the words “create your own blog” sound super-techy, never fear! If you can write an email, then you can create a blog. WordPress is an ultra-simple and free blogging and website creation platform that makes blogging not only a breeze, but it can also enrich your homeschool at the same time.
The plans for kids at WordCamp Miami this year:
– Saturday and Sunday full day workshops available for ages 7-14+. Our focus this year is on blogging and publishing content with WordPress, but also (with the older kids and past attendees in mind) an introducing to coding and modifying WordPress.
– Once again we have a kid’s panel this year – can your kid be a part of it? Here’s the one from 2016: http://wordpress.tv/2016/05/02/kids-wordpress-panel-discussion/
– FREE DOMAIN NAMES AND HOSTING IN OUR KID’S WORKSHOP: If you have a child ages 8-13 then consider joining them in our kids workshops on Saturday and Sunday. We show kids w/ their parents how to publish using WordPress, safely publish online, and introducing coding for the kids for the first time at WCMIA. Bring your laptop or tablet! Kids will be getting their own hosting and domain name thanks to our sponsors!
There is going to be alot of fun, food (ice cream!), and education. We are planning on getting kids their own t-shirt and attendee bag this year with sponsor support.The kids tickets are available NOW and $5 (these should be refunded in time for the conference, so in reality it’s a free ticket):
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. It is the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today, and it is FREE.
How Can WordPress Enrich My Homeschool?
To begin with, learning to blog with WordPress is a great way to teach children how to use an industry standard in website creation. It’s a great springboard for learning other types of code, web design, and web development.
Some parents use WordPress blogs to upload all of their children’s work as an online portfolio. This can make annual evaluations a breeze. Other parents use WordPress to help organize their homeschool and
rant blog about it.
If your child is a beginning writer, or even a reluctant writer, creating a blog is a great way to kickstart their writing. You can create a photo blog, where you showcase your child’s pictures and they write the captions. Don’t be surprised when those captions get longer and longer 😉 You can share your blog address with family and friends which can encourage your child to write even more.