Recently, Pasadena City College sent 6 students to the HACU Conference in Washington DC. So, we wanted to do something that would empower the students, allow them to reflect on their trip, and show the world how PCC, eSTEM and the HACU conference is helping the future of tomorrow (yea, sounds cliche, but true).
Our first step was to make sure all the students were on board, then we decided to set up the students with their own tumblr accounts each with their own unique email address. The email address was used for posting to their tumblr account from their phones. We then took the each tumblr blog and pulled the RSS feed to populate posts with PCC eSTEM’s WordPress site, assigning each to the appropriate category and author. So basically student >> send email >> posts to tumblr >> posts to WordPress.
All in all, it was a grand experiment to see if this is a process we could emulate in the future, so no grand expectations! It worked like a charm though and the students did a fantastic job.
I’d say it’s worth a look! Check it out at https://pccstem.org/category/hacu/