Blogging With Classes 1

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  • 1. Blogging With Classes 27 Steps to your New Class Blog At http:// edublogs.org The Edublogs site is regularly updated so don’t worry if the screenshots look a little different 
  • 2. Getting Started – log in to http:// edublogs.org
  • 3. Your Username .... Choose it carefully as it will also be your blog address and cannot be changed !!
  • 4. More Admin – follow steps 1 to 4
  • 5. You have your new blog address. Now choose a title (you can change this later). Check the ‘Privacy’ option, choose ‘Teacher’ blog type, and sign up!
  • 6. Activation – follow the instructions to activate your blog.
  • 7. Check your Email and continue to follow the instuctions.
  • 8. You’ll be given a username and password (you can change this password later)
  • 9. You can use this information to login to your new blog from any computer .
  • 10. When you login you arrive at your ‘dashboard’. You can click the view site link to see what visitors to your blog will see.
  • 11. All new blogs look the same. You can choose from many different ‘themes’ later .
  • 12. To change the look of your blog, you need to return to your ‘Dashboard’. Scroll down your page to the ‘Site Admin’ link.
  • 13. Changing Passwords - to change your password, find the ‘users’ link on your dashboard.
  • 14. Find the ‘your profile’ link.
  • 15. Scroll down to the ‘new password’ section and type your new password in twice
  • 16. Update your profile.
  • 17. Changing the look of your blog. Click on the ‘Design’ link.
  • 18. This is your current theme.
  • 19. Scroll down to see what’s available
  • 20. To try a new one just click on one you like. Now click the ‘view your site’ link.
  • 21. Now press the ‘back button’ on your computer and click on the design button again on your dashboard.
  • 22. Click in the ‘widgets’ link on your dashboard.
  • 23. Widgets allow you to place items on the sidebar of your blog. The ‘meta’ widget is the most important as it allows you to link to your dashboard area. Make sure that you click on this widget.
  • 24. Once you see the widget on the right hand side of the screen, press the ‘save changes’ icon.
  • 25. Your changes have been saved and you can visit your site.
  • 26. This is what others will see when they visit your blog. Your ‘meta’ widget allows you to log in and out of your site.
  • 27. Using Your New Blog
    • Thanks for visiting.
    • Presentation 2 Will show you how to add posts to your blog.