Blogs in Education *Document an experience *Share thoughts and ideas *Multi-media presentation*Comment on each other’s posts *Glimpse inside other’s brains*Very easy to get up and running *Good introduction to writing about a new subject area
Blogs*Wordpress (can be hosted/ installed on server) *Blogger (Google) *edublog *tumblr (image oriented)
Key Features*usable publishing interface or control panel *comments *spam deterrents *pinging *RSS feeds *tagging
Starting a Blogger Blog
Step One *Create an account:1. through a google account or 2. through blogger
Step TwoTo sign up for Blogger by using a Google account: 1. Type your google accountusername and password into the appropriate text boxes on the Blogger home page (www.blogger.com) 2. Click sign in(the blogger dashboard appears) 3. Click the new blog link in the dashboard.
Step Three: Name your Blog1. Type the name of the blog in the blog title text box.2. Choose your URL and type it in the blog address text box (Google will notify you if it is available)3. Select one of the template style shown by clicking on the image 4. Click the create blog button.
Step Four: Using the dashboard*When blogger sets up your blog, it adds it to a dashboard *To write a blog post, click the orange pencil button next to the name of your blog
Step Five: Adding a link:*Highlight the text that you want to make clikable by clicking and dragging *Click the Link icon *Enter the URL of the website to which you want to link and click OK
Step Six: To add an Image *Click the Add Image icon*Click the Choose ﬁles button to upload an image on your computer *Locate the image that you want toupload from your computer and select it *Click open*Click add Selected from the lower-right corner of the Upload screen*Select the image and then choose your image formatting options
Publishing your Blog *Before publishing you can Preview or Save as a draft *When you are satisﬁed click theorange Publish button at the top of the page
Customizing Your Blog *Choose a new template *Template designer