<ul><li>Click on  http://blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a Google account(i.e. Gmail), then sign in with your us...
<ul><li>Type in your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Retype your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a password (8 cha...
<ul><li>Type in a name for your blog, this is the  Main Title  of your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a name for your blog...
<ul><li>Select a template (you can adjust the colours later) </li></ul><ul><li>Click  Continue   </li></ul>A message will ...
Use the toolbar to change the font, size of font, bold, italicize or change the text colour. There are buttons for alignme...
<ul><li>When you are in a published blog page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Customize </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Posting  t...
<ul><li>It is a good idea to tag your posts with labels so that they can be searched for and grouped </li></ul><ul><li>Ide...
<ul><li>When you are in a blog page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Customize </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Settings  tab </li><...
 
 
<ul><li>Click  Always  to enable comment moderation (this means you can review comments before they appear on the blog) ty...
<ul><li>Click on the  Permissions  tab </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  button if you are allowing more people permission to wr...
<ul><li>Click on  Pick New Template </li></ul><ul><li>To change a template click on each of the selections </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Click on  Fonts and Colours </li></ul><ul><li>To change colours click on each of the selections </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>From your Blog Page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Customize </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Posting </li></ul><ul><li>Fr...
<ul><li>Click on the Insert Photo button </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a Layout (none, left, center and right) </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Click on the  Insert Movie  button </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a title for your Video in  Video Title </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Go to youtube.com and find a movie to embed </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the  Customize  button </li></ul><ul><li>Cl...
 
<ul><li>Click on  Text </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Title  </li></ul><ul><li>Type in whatever text you would like to add to...
<ul><li>Click on  Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Title (name of your Picture) </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a caption if ...
<ul><li>Click on  Link   List  </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Title </li></ul><ul><li>(in my example I have made a list of us...
<ul><li>Click on  Blog List </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Add a blog to your list </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Blog Address <...
<ul><li>Click on  Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Choose whether you want to view your labels alphabetically or By Frequency </li...
<ul><li>Click on  Slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>Click on  Source  and choose where to get your photos </li></ul><ul><li>In t...
<ul><li>Click on  HTML/JavaScript </li></ul><ul><li>Type  a title </li></ul><ul><li>Paste ( Ctrl V ) the code into the con...
If you have checked your Blog and you don’t like where a gadget is placed then you will need to move it. Click on the gadg...
<ul><li>If you are creating this blog for a class you may want to remove the ‘Navbar’ as students could click on ‘Next Blo...
<ul><li>If you have a Navbar </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Sign In, type in your User Name and Password and you will see the ...
<ul><li>http://clustrmaps.com/index.htm   Cluster maps </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your blog address and email </li></ul><ul...
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  1. 2. <ul><li>Click on http://blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a Google account(i.e. Gmail), then sign in with your username and password, click on Create a Blog (go to slide 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise set up a new Google account by clicking on Create your Blog now </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Type in your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Retype your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a password (8 characters letters and/or numbers) </li></ul><ul><li>Retype password </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a display name (could be your own name) </li></ul><ul><li>Type the letters in the Word Verification box </li></ul><ul><li>Click Continue </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Type in a name for your blog, this is the Main Title of your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a name for your blog address, click on Check Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the Word Verification box </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Continue </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Select a template (you can adjust the colours later) </li></ul><ul><li>Click Continue </li></ul>A message will appear stating that your blog has been created. Click Start Blogging
  5. 6. Use the toolbar to change the font, size of font, bold, italicize or change the text colour. There are buttons for alignment and bullets as well. Don’t forget to highlight text that needs to be changed.
  6. 7. <ul><li>When you are in a published blog page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Customize </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Posting tab </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Edit Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Click Edit on the post you want to change </li></ul><ul><li>When you are in the Dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Edit Posts </li></ul><ul><li>Click Edit on the post you want to change </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>It is a good idea to tag your posts with labels so that they can be searched for and grouped </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for labels might be Curriculum areas such as ‘writing, math’ etc </li></ul><ul><li>Add the labels with a comma and space to separate them </li></ul><ul><li>You can add labels later by clicking on Customize and then Posting tab and then Edit Posts , click on the Post that needs labels </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>When you are in a blog page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Customize </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Settings tab </li></ul><ul><li>When you are in the Dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Settings </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Click Always to enable comment moderation (this means you can review comments before they appear on the blog) type in your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your email address so that you can receive notification when somebody has left a comment on your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Click on </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Click on the Permissions tab </li></ul><ul><li>Click on button if you are allowing more people permission to write on your blog, type in their email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the choice of Blog readers; Anybody, only people I choose (you can have up to 100) or only blog authors </li></ul>Click on View Blog to see your blog at any time
  11. 14. <ul><li>Click on Pick New Template </li></ul><ul><li>To change a template click on each of the selections </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a variation of the theme </li></ul><ul><li>Click </li></ul>When you are in a Blog Page Click on Customize When you are in Dashboard Click on Layout
  12. 15. <ul><li>Click on Fonts and Colours </li></ul><ul><li>To change colours click on each of the selections </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a colour from the colour palettes </li></ul><ul><li>When you click on the text font, a choice of fonts will appear </li></ul><ul><li>When you have finished making all changes, click </li></ul>When you are in a Blog Page Click on Customize When you are in Dashboard Click on Layout
  13. 16. <ul><li>From your Blog Page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Customize </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Posting </li></ul><ul><li>From the Dashboard </li></ul><ul><li>Click on New Post </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>Click on the Insert Photo button </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a Layout (none, left, center and right) </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an Image size (small, medium and large) </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Browse button </li></ul>Click on View Blog to see your blog at any time
  15. 18. <ul><li>Click on the Insert Movie button </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a title for your Video in Video Title </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Browse button </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate to where your video is saved </li></ul><ul><li>Click Open </li></ul><ul><li>Click on I agree to the Upload Terms and conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Click on </li></ul><ul><li>Click </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>Go to youtube.com and find a movie to embed </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Customize button </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a colour border </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the ‘ Don’t include related videos’ </li></ul><ul><li>Click in the box containing code </li></ul><ul><li>Press Ctrl C (or Command C) </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Edit Html tab in the blog posting window, click where the movie is going to go </li></ul><ul><li>Press Ctrl V , click on the Compose tab and you will see the movie in the Posting box, click on </li></ul>
  17. 21. <ul><li>Click on Text </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Title </li></ul><ul><li>Type in whatever text you would like to add to the gadgets side of your blog. This might be an introduction to you and what your blog is about </li></ul><ul><li>Click </li></ul><ul><li>You may need to move a gadget if it is not in the right place, just click on it and drag to place it </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>Click on Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Title (name of your Picture) </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a caption if you have one </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose a link or you can choose an image from your computer </li></ul><ul><li>To choose an image from your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Browse button </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate to where your picture is saved on your Hardrive </li></ul><ul><li>Click Open </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save </li></ul>
  19. 23. <ul><li>Click on Link List </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Title </li></ul><ul><li>(in my example I have made a list of useful websites) </li></ul><ul><li>Type or paste in the Internet address in New Site URL </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the New Site Name </li></ul><ul><li>Click on </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat procedure until you have all your links </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save when you have finished adding to the list </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>Click on Blog List </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Add a blog to your list </li></ul><ul><li>Type in a Blog Address </li></ul><ul><li>Click </li></ul><ul><li>To add more click on </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save when you have finished </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>Click on Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Choose whether you want to view your labels alphabetically or By Frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>Click on Slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Source and choose where to get your photos </li></ul><ul><li>In this example select Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Click in the User Option </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your Username </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save when you have finished </li></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>Click on HTML/JavaScript </li></ul><ul><li>Type a title </li></ul><ul><li>Paste ( Ctrl V ) the code into the content box </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save when you have finished </li></ul>
  24. 28. If you have checked your Blog and you don’t like where a gadget is placed then you will need to move it. Click on the gadget (in this example My Blog List), click and drag it down to place it. Click You can edit a Gadget at any time by clicking on Edit You can delete a Gadget at any time by clicking on Edit and then
  25. 29. <ul><li>If you are creating this blog for a class you may want to remove the ‘Navbar’ as students could click on ‘Next Blog’ and it might have inappropriate material </li></ul>When you are in a Blog Page, Click on Customize When you are in Dashboard, Click on Layout Tab Click on the Edit HTML tab In the HTML template Find a line of space anywhere on the template and type this code #navbar-iframe{height:0px;display:none;} Click on Preview to see if the Navbar has gone (if it hasn’t then you haven’t typed in the code correctly; note the style of the brackets) Click Save Template
  26. 30. <ul><li>If you have a Navbar </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Sign In, type in your User Name and Password and you will see the Dashboard appear </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not have a Navbar then type in http://www.blogger.com (just blogger.com will work) </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your User Name and Password and you will see the Dashboard appear </li></ul>
  27. 31. <ul><li>http://clustrmaps.com/index.htm Cluster maps </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your blog address and email </li></ul><ul><li>Press Ctrl A to select all of the code, then Ctrl C to copy </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a new Page Element , choose HTML , paste the code, type in a title, click Save </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.librarything.com/ Your Library </li></ul><ul><li>Join now with a username, password and email </li></ul><ul><li>Add books and comments </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Blog Widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the code and copy </li></ul><ul><li>Click on a new Page Element , choose HTML , paste the code, type in a title, click Save </li></ul>
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