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YOUR CLASS BLOG Megan Poore
<ul><li>Ideas for practice </li></ul><ul><li>Educational blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Class management blogs </li></ul>COVERAGE
<ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blogagogy.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pressgo.wordpress.com </li></ul></u...
IDEAS FOR  PRACTICE <ul><li>Teachers for teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing tips, ideas, resources </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Class management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements, info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News, current affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore ideas, theories, resear...
<ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers make ‘posts’ on topic </li></ul><ul><li>Readers make ‘comments’ </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Still not sure? </li></ul><ul><li>blogagogy.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Module 1 and watch the video </l...
<ul><li>Check out some teacher blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> blogagogy.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> Modules ...
<ul><li>What is the purpose of the blog? Management or teaching? Do an analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Are students engaged? <...
POTENTIAL  OF BLOGS
<ul><li>What sort of blog do you want? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class management? </...
PressGO! Megan Poore
<ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pressgo.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul>VISIT THE WEB
<ul><li>Get a blog from WordPress  </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Pull up the one you made last week  </li></ul>RE...
PUBLISH AND VIEW YOUR SITE WRITING POSTS <ul><li>Play around and write stuff </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Write > Post </li...
SAVE MANAGING POSTS <ul><li>Retrieve a post </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Posts > [Title of the post you want to edit] ...
PUBLISH WRITING PAGES <ul><li>Play around and write stuff </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Write > Page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul...
SAVE MANAGING PAGES <ul><li>Retrieve a page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Pages > [Title of the page you want to edit] ...
SIDEBAR WIDGETS <ul><li>> Dashboard > Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Available Widgets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add </li></u...
SAVE ORGANISING  PAGES <ul><li>Create/Write these pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homepage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course ...
SAVE <ul><li>Set your home page </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Settings > Reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Front...
SAVE <ul><li>Set your page order 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Design > Widgets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Page...
SAVE <ul><li>Set your page order 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Pages > [Title of the page you want to edit] </li>...
SAVE MAKE YOUR  BLOG NICE <ul><li>Customise your theme </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Design > Themes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul...
SAVE PRIVACY OPTIONS <ul><li>Set who you want to view your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Settings > Privacy </li></ul><...
<ul><li>When  looking for a blog host: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What support? FAQs? Forums? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commen...
MORE INFO http://pressgo.wordpress.com www.meganpoore.com
LICENCE
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  1. 1. YOUR CLASS BLOG Megan Poore
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ideas for practice </li></ul><ul><li>Educational blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Class management blogs </li></ul>COVERAGE
  3. 3. <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blogagogy.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pressgo.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To work at your own pace: </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/meganpoore </li></ul>VISIT THE WEB
  4. 4. IDEAS FOR PRACTICE <ul><li>Teachers for teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing tips, ideas, resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussing issues, pedagogy, curriculum, policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Class management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements, info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment review and submission </li></ul></ul>IDEAS FOR PRACTICE
  6. 6. <ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News, current affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore ideas, theories, research, opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning journey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing portfolios </li></ul></ul>IDEAS FOR PRACTICE
  7. 7. <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers make ‘posts’ on topic </li></ul><ul><li>Readers make ‘comments’ </li></ul><ul><li>Newest material at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Posts are tagged & categorised </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are all about the blogger </li></ul>BLOGS
  8. 8. <ul><li>Still not sure? </li></ul><ul><li>blogagogy.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Module 1 and watch the video </li></ul>BLOGS
  9. 9. <ul><li>Check out some teacher blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> blogagogy.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> Modules 3: Ideas for practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>> Links and resources </li></ul></ul>EXERCISE: BL OGS IN CLASS
  10. 10. <ul><li>What is the purpose of the blog? Management or teaching? Do an analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Are students engaged? </li></ul><ul><li>Are posts focused? </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of writing? Thinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to navigate? </li></ul><ul><li>Blog it! </li></ul>EXERCISE: BL OGS IN CLASS
  11. 11. POTENTIAL OF BLOGS
  12. 12. <ul><li>What sort of blog do you want? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class management? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How you set up your blog will depend on your answer </li></ul>FOCUS
  13. 13. PressGO! Megan Poore
  14. 14. <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pressgo.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul>VISIT THE WEB
  15. 15. <ul><li>Get a blog from WordPress </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Pull up the one you made last week </li></ul>REGISTER YOUR BLOG
  16. 16. PUBLISH AND VIEW YOUR SITE WRITING POSTS <ul><li>Play around and write stuff </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Write > Post </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Add images, media, whatever </li></ul><ul><li>Tag and categorise your post </li></ul>
  17. 17. SAVE MANAGING POSTS <ul><li>Retrieve a post </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Posts > [Title of the post you want to edit] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delete a post </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Posts > Highlight the checkbox > Delete </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. PUBLISH WRITING PAGES <ul><li>Play around and write stuff </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Write > Page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Add images, media, whatever </li></ul>
  19. 19. SAVE MANAGING PAGES <ul><li>Retrieve a page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Pages > [Title of the page you want to edit] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delete a page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Pages > Highlight the checkbox > Delete </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. SIDEBAR WIDGETS <ul><li>> Dashboard > Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> Available Widgets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag Cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta </li></ul></ul>SAVE
  21. 21. SAVE ORGANISING PAGES <ul><li>Create/Write these pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homepage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments and assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Module 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. SAVE <ul><li>Set your home page </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Settings > Reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Front page displays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> A static page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Front page: Homepage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Posts page: Announcements </li></ul></ul></ul>ORGANISING PAGES
  23. 23. SAVE <ul><li>Set your page order 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Design > Widgets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Pages widget </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Edit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Sort by: Page order </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Change </li></ul></ul></ul>ORGANISING PAGES
  24. 24. SAVE <ul><li>Set your page order 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Manage > Pages > [Title of the page you want to edit] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Page order </li></ul></ul></ul>ORGANISING PAGES
  25. 25. SAVE MAKE YOUR BLOG NICE <ul><li>Customise your theme </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Design > Themes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Choose something </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. SAVE PRIVACY OPTIONS <ul><li>Set who you want to view your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> Settings > Privacy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>When looking for a blog host: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What support? FAQs? Forums? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment moderation? Privacy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customisation? Widgets? Pages? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free space? </li></ul></ul>WHICH BLOG?
  28. 28. MORE INFO http://pressgo.wordpress.com www.meganpoore.com
  29. 29. LICENCE
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