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  • Video on What is a Blog?
  • 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.

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  • 1. CREATING A BLOG Using Edublogs.org
  • 2. 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 of media. • Resource: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blog
  • 3. What is a blog?
  • 4. Differences between a Wiki and a Blog Wiki Users share writing and multimedia Users may change information Users create a collective work Group consensus Blog Users share writing and multimedia Users cannot change posted information Users comment on posts Individual opinion
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Intro Video • http://player.vimeo.com/video/71446433
  • 7. Create an Account • Fill out the form • Click Start Blogging
  • 8. Login • 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.
  • 9. Dashboard • Main Navigation Pane is on the left • This Blog, My Account, and Recent Comments modules are on the right
  • 10. Themes & Appearance • Apply a theme by scrolling through the options or searching. • Click on Live Preview • Click on Save & Activate
  • 11. User Roles • 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 posts. 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.
  • 12. Add A User • Click on Add New • Type in the person’s e-mail address or user name • Give them a role
  • 13. Post Components 1. Post Title – Tells the reader what the post is about. A 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 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 blog about.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Post Visibility
  • 16. 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 zone. • Writing Settings – Controls your writing experience. • 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.
  • 17. Settings & Privacy • Media Settings – Controls how your media is displayed. • 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.
  • 18. Complete User Guide • There is a complete user guide for EduBlog found at: http://help.edublogs.org/user-guide/. • Several tutorial videos are on the help site and on YouTube.