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Blogging www.blogger.com/  Let’s go blogging now. Everybody’s learning how. Come on and safari with me!
Sample Blogs <ul><li>http://taylorscreek.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://mswchilds.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>...
Creating A Blog <ul><li>Click  Create A Blog  on right side of screen </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out registration information ...
Exploring Pre-Made Templates <ul><li>Browse available templates </li></ul><ul><li>Click  Preview Template </li></ul><ul><l...
Playing with Gadgets <ul><li>Click the Layout tab and Page Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Click Add a Gadget </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Click the  plus  next to the gadget you would like to add </li></ul><ul><li>Configure the gadget and click  Save <...
Exploring Pre-Made Templates <ul><li>www.thecutestblogontheblock.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://aquapoppydesigns2.blogspot.c...
Applying Pre-Made Templates <ul><li>On pre-made template, highlight and copy HTML code </li></ul><ul><li>Inside blog, clic...
Editing Your Profile <ul><li>A glimpse into who you are and your interests </li></ul><ul><li>When you leave comments or fo...
Now Try This… <ul><li>Visit a couple of the sample blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post a comment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creat...
Basic Settings <ul><li>You will make decisions, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will your blog description read? </li><...
Publishing  <ul><li>Check out your blog’s URL by visiting the Settings tab and Publishing </li></ul>
Formatting <ul><li>Visit the Settings tab and Formatting to make selections, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the number of ...
Comments <ul><li>Click  Settings  and  Comments  to make important decisions such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will comme...
Permissions <ul><li>Click  Settings  and  Permissions  to decide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will be allowed to write posts...
Now Try This… <ul><li>Select options for the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing ...
Posting Add a hyperlink Add a picture Add a video Will you allow comments? Apply   labels  Publishing vs. Saving
Posting <ul><li>Add a Title </li></ul><ul><li>Select text options </li></ul><ul><li>Type the content of your post </li></u...
Editing Posts <ul><li>Click the  Postings  tab and select  Edit Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the post you want to edit <...
Adding Pictures <ul><li>Click the  add picture button </li></ul><ul><li>Browse  for the picture file </li></ul><ul><li>To ...
Adding Video <ul><li>Click the  add video button </li></ul><ul><li>Browse  for the video file </li></ul><ul><li>Add a titl...
Adding Video <ul><li>You can click, drag, and hold to move the video around in the text field </li></ul>
Now Try This… <ul><li>Post to your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Add a picture in a post </li></ul><ul><li>Add a video in a post ...
Extras <ul><li>Create a slide show using pictures on your computer to post on your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide </li><...
Extras <ul><li>Record voice and embed into blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocaroo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Blog Hit Counter...
Need Safari Guidance?  <ul><li>Brittney Mobley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Melissa Robert...
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  1. 1. Blogging www.blogger.com/ Let’s go blogging now. Everybody’s learning how. Come on and safari with me!
  2. 2. Sample Blogs <ul><li>http://taylorscreek.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://mswchilds.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.preschoolplaybook.com/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creating A Blog <ul><li>Click Create A Blog on right side of screen </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out registration information & click Continue </li></ul><ul><li>Name your blog & click Continue </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exploring Pre-Made Templates <ul><li>Browse available templates </li></ul><ul><li>Click Preview Template </li></ul><ul><li>Select desired template </li></ul><ul><li>*By selecting Minima, you can choose other pre-made template designs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Playing with Gadgets <ul><li>Click the Layout tab and Page Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Click Add a Gadget </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the list of available gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>Locate one to add </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Click the plus next to the gadget you would like to add </li></ul><ul><li>Configure the gadget and click Save </li></ul><ul><li>Save the changes </li></ul><ul><li>Preview the addition: </li></ul>Playing with Gadgets
  7. 7. Exploring Pre-Made Templates <ul><li>www.thecutestblogontheblock.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://aquapoppydesigns2.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://hotbliggityblog.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blingontheblog.com/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. Applying Pre-Made Templates <ul><li>On pre-made template, highlight and copy HTML code </li></ul><ul><li>Inside blog, click Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Click Add a Gadget </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to where it says HTML/JavaScript and click on the (+) sign </li></ul><ul><li>Under Content you'll see a large box </li></ul><ul><li>Paste the entire HTML code in that space </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save </li></ul>
  9. 9. Editing Your Profile <ul><li>A glimpse into who you are and your interests </li></ul><ul><li>When you leave comments or follow a blog your profile becomes available </li></ul><ul><li>Add a picture to display </li></ul>
  10. 10. Now Try This… <ul><li>Visit a couple of the sample blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post a comment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a blog of your own </li></ul><ul><li>Select a template </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try adding a new template from an online option </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browse the gadgets and add one to your site </li></ul>
  11. 11. Basic Settings <ul><li>You will make decisions, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will your blog description read? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should your blog be listed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should your blog be found by search engines? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will you display Quick Editing features? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure to save your settings! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Publishing <ul><li>Check out your blog’s URL by visiting the Settings tab and Publishing </li></ul>
  13. 13. Formatting <ul><li>Visit the Settings tab and Formatting to make selections, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the number of posts to display on the page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the time and date display format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure to check your time zone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember to save your settings! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Comments <ul><li>Click Settings and Comments to make important decisions such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How will comments display on your page? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who may make comments? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you moderate comments? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember to save your settings! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Permissions <ul><li>Click Settings and Permissions to decide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will be allowed to write posts? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can invite up to 100 other people to be contributing authors to your blog! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will be allowed to see your blog? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will you allow the world or only a select number of friends and family to see your blog? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember to save your settings! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Now Try This… <ul><li>Select options for the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formatting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Posting Add a hyperlink Add a picture Add a video Will you allow comments? Apply labels Publishing vs. Saving
  18. 18. Posting <ul><li>Add a Title </li></ul><ul><li>Select text options </li></ul><ul><li>Type the content of your post </li></ul><ul><li>Add Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Set Post Options </li></ul><ul><li>Save your addition </li></ul><ul><li>Publish to go live on the web </li></ul><ul><li>View your Blog </li></ul>
  19. 19. Editing Posts <ul><li>Click the Postings tab and select Edit Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the post you want to edit </li></ul><ul><li>Click Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Make your changes and click Publish Selected </li></ul>
  20. 20. Adding Pictures <ul><li>Click the add picture button </li></ul><ul><li>Browse for the picture file </li></ul><ul><li>To add more than one picture, click Add another image </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the layout and size </li></ul><ul><li>Click Upload Image </li></ul>
  21. 21. Adding Video <ul><li>Click the add video button </li></ul><ul><li>Browse for the video file </li></ul><ul><li>Add a title </li></ul><ul><li>Agree to the Upload Terms and Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Click Upload Video </li></ul>*Uploading video can take a while!
  22. 22. Adding Video <ul><li>You can click, drag, and hold to move the video around in the text field </li></ul>
  23. 23. Now Try This… <ul><li>Post to your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Add a picture in a post </li></ul><ul><li>Add a video in a post </li></ul>
  24. 24. Extras <ul><li>Create a slide show using pictures on your computer to post on your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add pre-made Blinkies to add décor to your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blinkies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search pre-made slideshows by themes and upload to blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SmileBox </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Extras <ul><li>Record voice and embed into blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocaroo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Blog Hit Counter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freebloghitcounter.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Need Safari Guidance? <ul><li>Brittney Mobley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Melissa Roberts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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