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We Have A Big Backyard


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This slideshare was prepared as part of an online presentation to teachers to outline my journey on blogging.

This slideshare was prepared as part of an online presentation to teachers to outline my journey on blogging.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. About me
    • Baby boomer
    • Why blog?
    • How did I start?
    • Personal blog
    • Globalteacher blog
    • Backyard blog(globalstudent) – sole administrator
    • Individual student blogs – joint administration
  • 3. My personal blog
  • 4. My teacher blog
  • 5. Sample student blog
  • 6. My blog
    • Posts
    • Pages
    • Categories
    • Tags
    • Widgets – clustr maps, delicious links
    • Blogroll
    • comments
  • 7.
  • 8. Uses
    • Online journal
    • Digital portfolios
    • Lesson plans
    • bulletin board
    • Reflections
  • 9. How to get started!
    • Read blogs
    • Sample blogs –
    • sue davis – mobile technology in TAFE
    • Jess Mcculloch The rise of reflections
    • Alannahk moturoa (from NZ just lots of bits and pieces)
    • Jenny lucca lucacept
    • Class blogs
    • Grade 5 class in Bangkok Our online ESL classroom
    • Collaboration nation a year 8 blog in USA
  • 10. Global student/teacher
    • Register for a globalteacher blog
    • Adding in students = easy now
    • Give some thought to username or webtitle (cannot be changed) eg murcha
    • blog title can be changed
    • Eg ejourneys with technokids –backyard -ros0003 -rose etc
    • Make sure you goto your email and activate the link
  • 11. Global teacher signin
  • 12. Dashboard
  • 13. Change password
  • 14. Write a post
    • Click on the tab “write a new post” or goto dashboard and click on the hyperlink to “write a new post”. Ensure you are in post tab.
    • Insert a title in the title section
    • Type in your post in the writing area – there are some formatting options available eg fontsize etc
    • Click save and continue continually to avoid losing work. It will not go online until you publish
    • Proofread, when satisfied, hit publish
  • 15. Write a post
  • 16. Insert a Page
    • Posts will scroll in chronological order. Ensure you add an appropriate category for your post
    • Add some tags as to content of post eg reflections, skype, blogging etc
    • A page will be static but viewable all the time on selection. Eg about me, digital stories etc
    • Complete as for posts.
  • 17. Default blog theme
  • 18. Themes – choose a more colourful theme. Choose another from presentation tab, and it will activate
  • 19. Widgets – are pieces of code that enhance the sidebar of a blog eg clustrmaps, avatar, category etc If changing themes, goto presentation>widgets>grab required widgets eg meta, categories, pages, clustrmaps etc.
  • 20. Comments – give depth, interactions and conversations. Can approve or delete or spam.
  • 21. Blogroll
  • 22. hints
    • Start blogging – it will find a direction over time
    • Blog until you feel comfortable before starting with students
    • Blog regularly
    • Establish a social network (links, comments, trackbacks, teacher lists, nings etc)
    • Do not worry about initial appearance – just start.
  • 23. Topic of first posts
    • About me/class/school/facilities etc
    • Goals
    • Interests
    • Hobbies
    • Software/hardware trialled and evaluations
  • 24. Resources
    • Web2 telegraph – a collection of hints, trials, experiences and advice
    • 25 steps – an adventure for web2.0 learning
    • – my wiki with lots of resources for all things web2.0
    • Edublogger great tips on getting more out of edublogs
  • 25. Cybersafety
    • Usernames eg rose, meatballs
    • Avatars
    • No last names/addresses/phone numbers/other identifying details
    • Joint administration rights
    • Other staff(including principal)
    • regularly comment
    • RSS feeds to student blogs
  • 26. Learning outcomes – staff/students
    • A tool for reading, writing and sharing
    • Authentic audience
    • Highly motivational
    • Powerful learning when connecting with other classes
    • Students want to share
    • Etc
  • 27. My blogs
    • (my personal ejourney with gen Y)
    • (my classwork and ejourney with technokids, links to student blogs and other schools with student blogs)
    • class blog
    • class blog for work at Christmas time