Setting up a blog @edublog.org With Thomas Part 1 Hi Ya all!!! This is a step by step slideshow that will take you through...
Go to  www.edublogs.org   Look at a video about what Edublogs is and that will give you an overview of what is on offer!! ...
Fill in your username. Make it something that you can remember Use this option if you only want to be able to comment on o...
learn2blog <ul><li>Stop to think for a moment here. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the domain name so that it will: </li></ul><u...
Sometimes the blog domain name that you chose, has already been taken.   Don’t panic!! Just choose another one!! learn2bl...
Sign into your e-mail inbox and wait for your activation e-mail to arrive…… Lam tie dam tie dam… I am waiiiiiting
To activate your blog, please click the following link: http://learn2blogwiththomas.edublogs.org/wp-activate.php?key=77aa1...
Sign into your site with this username and password. MMMM I must remember to go and change my password later… Copy your pa...
Sign into your site with your username and password. DO you remember that you copied your password? Now just go CTRL   V ...
Cool Dashboard! Just look at all the things I can do!!! But 1 st  let me change my password!!!
You now have a choice to update your profile… Remember to only give out information you feel comfortable to share.. So why...
Okay Cannot wait any longer!! Let me go and check out my blog!!! Click here  to view your site
Your blog will have a generic theme with a system generated 1 st  post “Hello World”and a comment In the next “thomaszode”...
This slideshow has been developed for our  ICT-4-champions  group And my  school 2.0  workshop My personal blog is at  www...
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Setting Up A Blog @ Edublogger

  1. 1. Setting up a blog @edublog.org With Thomas Part 1 Hi Ya all!!! This is a step by step slideshow that will take you through the process Cool and Calm!!
  2. 2. Go to www.edublogs.org Look at a video about what Edublogs is and that will give you an overview of what is on offer!! Here is 10 ways of how you can use blogs to teach Read a few of the teacher blogs to see how teachers are using blogs in real life!! Are you ready???? Steady??? GOOOOOOOO….sign up for free!!
  3. 3. Fill in your username. Make it something that you can remember Use this option if you only want to be able to comment on other edu-bloggers’ blogs Make sure that you will have access to your e-mail box. You will receive an activation link via e-mail and will have to activate by clicking on it before you will be able to use your blog!!! thomas123 [email_address] 7722 Copy this exactly- it checks that you are human!! Hit it Baby!!!! 
  4. 4. learn2blog <ul><li>Stop to think for a moment here. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the domain name so that it will: </li></ul><ul><li>Be relevant to what your blog is about </li></ul><ul><li>Is easy to remember </li></ul><ul><li>If it is a class blog…eg gr11geographyclass </li></ul>Your blog title does not need to be the same as your blog domain. It can be more elaborate if you want !! Learn 2 blog with Thomas!! If you are shy  do not tick this. You can always go and tick it later!!! Hit it again Baby!!!! 
  5. 5. Sometimes the blog domain name that you chose, has already been taken.  Don’t panic!! Just choose another one!! learn2blogwiththomas Hit it Baby!!!!  If you fill in something incorrectly, it will always take you back to the previous screen and highlight the incorrect entry in pink
  6. 6. Sign into your e-mail inbox and wait for your activation e-mail to arrive…… Lam tie dam tie dam… I am waiiiiiting
  7. 7. To activate your blog, please click the following link: http://learn2blogwiththomas.edublogs.org/wp-activate.php?key=77aa1518c5124243 After you activate, you will receive *another email* with your login. After you activate, you can visit your blog here: http://learn2blogwiththomas.edublogs.org/ Finally!!!! Click on this link to activate your blog After activation you will get a screen with your username and password Copy your password (highlight  CTRL  C) And then Click on Login Jippeeee
  8. 8. Sign into your site with this username and password. MMMM I must remember to go and change my password later… Copy your password (highlight  CTRL  C) And then click on this link Username: thomas123 Password: 30de53
  9. 9. Sign into your site with your username and password. DO you remember that you copied your password? Now just go CTRL  V (Or right-click and paste) Hit it Baby!!!!  If you are working on your own computer that only you use, tick this one…but if you are on a school PC, DON’T thomas123 ae9716
  10. 10. Cool Dashboard! Just look at all the things I can do!!! But 1 st let me change my password!!!
  11. 11. You now have a choice to update your profile… Remember to only give out information you feel comfortable to share.. So why do I have to change my password?? Well, you will neeeever remember the password they send you….choose something you will remember!! ************ ************ Click here…
  12. 12. Okay Cannot wait any longer!! Let me go and check out my blog!!! Click here to view your site
  13. 13. Your blog will have a generic theme with a system generated 1 st post “Hello World”and a comment In the next “thomaszode” you will learn how to “customize” your blog with your own pages, custom heading, categories, blogroll and more…. Hey what is this?? I never wrote a post….!!!
  14. 14. This slideshow has been developed for our ICT-4-champions group And my school 2.0 workshop My personal blog is at www.maggie.co.za where I also talk to myself You are welcome to share this slideshow and improve on it as long as you let me have the improved version back… You can send it to [email_address] (I am trying to get in touch with my mail side!!)

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