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Create a classroom blog using Blogger and get your learners posting via email

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Perhaps you want to have a single classroom blog that is populated by your learners themselves? Well Blogger makes this easy by providing a secret email address. Here's how

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Create a classroom blog using Blogger and get your learners posting via email

  1. 1. Step 1: Sign up for a blog and create it
  2. 2. Type ‘blogger.com’ in your search bar and click on SIGN IN
  3. 3. Sign in to OR sign up for a Google account
  4. 4. Add a title and add a proposed URL address
  5. 5. After filling in required details click on the Simple template Click on Create blog
  6. 6. Step 2: Remove About Me if it is irrelevant to your blog
  7. 7. Blogger picks up your About Me info from previous blogs. You can delete this
  8. 8. I want to remove this so I click on the little icon under About me Then I untick Show about me
  9. 9. If I untick Show About Me I still see myself but no further writing
  10. 10. If I choose Remove… go to next slide to see what happens
  11. 11. There is no reference to me any more
  12. 12. Step 3: Add your own information box at the side of the blog
  13. 13. Go to Layout to choose a different gadget. Then click on Add a gadget
  14. 14. From the list that opens choose Text and click on the + sign
  15. 15. Add a title and your own information
  16. 16. Step 4: Customise the look of your blog
  17. 17. Go to Theme/Customize to change your background
  18. 18. Select Background and the dropdown arrow next to Background Image Then… this selection of backgrounds opens 1 2 3
  19. 19. Go to Advanced and choose matching texts and colours
  20. 20. When you are finished click on Apply to blog…
  21. 21. Step 5: Choose all the privacy settings for your blog
  22. 22. Make your blog unsearchable if desired
  23. 23. Set up a secret email address for others to use to post blog posts, and save settings
  24. 24. Decide how you want your comments to happen
  25. 25. Select your time zone and save your settings
  26. 26. Get your students posting to your blog! Try posting text and an image to your secret blog and see what happens. You’ll be amazed! If you are a teacher this is a great way to get your class posting to your blog. Photo us taken from Unsplash: https://unsplash.com Template is from: http://www.free-power-point-templates.com
  27. 27. The end!

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