Allow students to come up with some ways to use blogs.
Link opens up video to introduce Edublogs.
Point out Posts, Pages, Wikis, Appearance, Users, etc.
Appearance gives you the option for themes, widgets, menus, header, and background.Scroll through the themes and select one or search for one. Sidebar changes are made under Widgets.
Each student needs to addmerks under the existing user username. Put my role as a subscriber.
To embed, you may have to switch to the HTML Tab to insert it. Click Preview on the right to see how it looks. Insert media options are above the Standard Formatting Toolbar. Create hyperlinks with the button that looks like a chain.
Under the Publish Pane on the right side, you can set it to be public, password protected, or private.
Creating a blog in edu blog
CREATING A BLOG
What is a blog?
• A Web site that contains an online personal
journal with reflections, comments, and often
hyperlinks provided by the writer.
• Short for web log.
• It can also contain pictures,
videos, and any other forms
• Resource: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blog
Differences between a
Wiki and a Blog
Users share writing
Users may change
Users create a
Users share writing
Users cannot change
Users comment on
Ways to use Blogs:
• Facilitate fantastic discussions
• Replace your paper newsletter
• Get your students blogging
• Post videos, podcasts, and documents
• Create a class publication
• Open communication to
parents and/or students
• Fill out the form
• Click Start Blogging
• You will receive an e-mail confirming your URL name,
login name, and password. You can use the link from
your e-mail or login through the site.
• Main Navigation Pane is on the left
• This Blog, My Account, and Recent Comments modules
are on the right
Themes & Appearance
• Apply a theme by scrolling through the options or searching.
• Click on Live Preview
• Click on Save & Activate
• Administrator – Can do everything including complete
power over posts, pages, plugins, comments, choice of
themes, imports, settings, assign user roles and are even
able to delete the blog.
Editor – Is able to publish posts/pages, manage
posts/pages, upload files, moderate comments as well as
manage other people’s posts/pages.
Author – Can upload files plus write and publish own
Contributor – Can write own posts but can’t publish
them; instead they are submitted for
review. An administrator or editor then reviews and
publishes their posts.
Subscriber – Can read comments and write comments.
Add A User
• Click on Add New
• Type in the person’s e-mail address or user name
• Give them a role
1. Post Title – Tells the reader what the post is about. A
great post title grabs readers attention and is more likely
to encourage them to read your post.
Date published – All post display the date a post was
published. You’ll normally see this displayed at the top
of the post.
Written by – Most themes display the name of the post
author. Your username is automatically displayed
unless you’ve changed your display name.
Your post content – This is the main information that
you want to share or reflect on with your readers
Comments – All themes have a link to comments. This
is where your readers can click to write a comment in
response to your post. Comments allow students, and
other readers, to engage in discussions, share their
thoughts and connect with your class blog.
Tags - Are used to help readers locate posts on your
blog. Tags are more like the index at the back of the
book and explode the topic into a million bits.
Categories - Are used to help readers locate posts on
your blog. Categories are often used like chapters of a
book; they provide a general overview of the topics you
Create a Post
• Type in the editor or paste your text.
• Click the Show/Hide Kitchen Sink Button to get the
Advanced Formatting Toolbar if it is not showing.
Settings & Privacy
• General Settings – Where you configure the
broad settings of your blog including your blog
title, blog tagline, blog admin email address, how
you want date and time displayed, and your time
• Writing Settings – Controls your writing
• Reading Settings – Controls how your blog
displays to visitors and your RSS feed options.
• Discussion Settings – Determines how
comments are handled on your posts and pages.
Settings & Privacy
• Media Settings – Controls how your media is
• Privacy Settings – Controls who can and can’t
view your blog.
• Blog Avatar Settings – Where you upload your
blog avatar which is displayed in your sidebar when
you add the Blog Avatar.
• Google Analytics Settings – Where you can add
Google Analytics tracking code for advanced
tracking of your blog stats.
• Subscribe to Comments Settings – Allows you to
customize your subscribe to comment notification email.
Complete User Guide
• There is a complete user guide for EduBlog
• Several tutorial videos are on the help site
and on YouTube.