Since then, their network has grown to include teacher websites, student ePortfolios, school sites, and more recently, their main district site too.
WOISD chose a WordPress based platform because it is user friendly, flexible, and exposes students to web publishing skills that will be useful well beyond the classroom.
HOW CAMPUSPRESS IS USED IN WOISD
After already hosting teacher sites and student portfolios for years, WOISD moved their main district website to CampusPress in 2015.
By using one of the included themes to create the site, the district saved considerable money when compared to the proprietary school CMS platforms out there. Best of all, the site integrates completely with the existing network – providing one unified home on the web for all things White Oak ISD.
The students in WOISD have used the same blog from year to year as an ePortfolio. The blog travels with the student, becoming the defacto place to share projects, solicit feedback, and journal their learning.
Students can upload images of their work, embed videos and media from around the web, and publish their best writing all in one place.
The current Senior class have examples of class activities on their blogs dating back to their elementary school days!