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Setting up a class blog using blogger.com.

Setting up a class blog using blogger.com.

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    Class blogging Class blogging Presentation Transcript

    • Class Blogging Al Samsa January 31, 2011
    • Blogging?
        • Blog is short for Web Log
        • So why blog?
          • Literacy
          • Engaged 
          • Interactive
          • Alternative
          • Environmental
          • It's 2011
      • #1 Teacher Blog as Web Site
    • #2 Class Blog
    • #3 Student Blogs
        • Students maintain own blogs
        • Teacher as administrator on all
    • Nuts & Bolts
        • Sign up for a blog
        • Customize
        • Add users
        • Make usernames, e.g., 01 John, 02 Mary (alpha by last name on class list)
        • Make labels for each post match usernames
    • Blogger Sign Up http://www.blogger.com/create-blog.g?pli=1
    • Dashboard
    • Add Users
    • Rules
      • Create with your students
    •  
    •  
    • Embed Videos, Presentations, etc.
    • Alternatives?
      • http://edublogs.org/
        • popular, directed at education
        • free version puts their ad on every new post
        • server buggy
      • http://wordpress.com
        • no ads!
        • now $17 per year :-(
      • http://posterous.com
        • powerful platform offering 1 gig of storage
        • can post  from and to sources like email, twitter, facebook, etc.
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    • Your Turn
        • Start a blog at one of the sites
        • Personalize
        • Add a post 
        • Add a post with a video, presentation, etc.
        • Add users
        • Log in as a user, make a post with labelscategories
        • http://tiny.cc/ridgeblogs
        • http://ridgeblogs.blogspot.com/