Effective blogging for A Level Media


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Effective blogging for A Level Media

  1. 1. Overview0Setting up a blog?0What to and what not to include0Strategies for success
  2. 2. Blogger Tumblr Wordpress Posterous Wix
  3. 3. Blogger0 Create a Blogger account via Google0 Make sure an email address is used that you access regularly0 Create a memorable password0 Blog address: yournameASMedia…0 Design the look of your blog but keep it sensible – the examination board WILL look at it.
  4. 4. What it shouldn’t look like
  5. 5. What it should look likehttp://mediastudiesringwoodgriffinadvanced.blogspot.co.uk/
  6. 6. Create a checklist
  7. 7. Useful tools• www.wordle.net - an online tool to produce creative thematic wordclouds/brainstorms• www.bubbl.us - online brainstorm/mindmap creator• www.prezi.com - interactive presentations• www.pixton.com - an online comic strip creator• www.scrapblog.com - online scrapbook tool• www.mashuparts.com - the ability to combine multimedia to formanother product• www.sketch.odosketch.com - online sketching• www.mindmeister.com - online mindmap creator• www.smartdraw.com - create 3d graphs or spider diagrams• www.spicynodes.org - online organisation tool for websites• www.gliffy.com - flowchart creator etc• www.evernote.com - upload photos and make notes on top topreserve ideas• www.springnote.com - create group notebook online• www.glogster.com - online poster construction• www.my-diary.org - free online diary• www.goanimate.com - create animations for free
  8. 8. Useful tools• www.polljunkie.com - create online polls/questionnaires• www.animoto.com - create short 30 second videos out of photos orvideo clips• www.voicethread.com - upload docs and allow people to leavecomments• www.authorstream.com - upload and share powerpoints toblogs/websites• www.slideshare.com - upload and share documents to blogs• www.mixbook.com - create photo albums and share online• www.timeglider.com - create online timelines for projects/research• www.timetoast.com - create online timelines for projects/research• www.voki.com - convert text to speech – online voice for websites• www.prezentit.com - online presentations• www.vcasmo.com - synchronise videos and slideshows side by side• www.worditout.com - word cloud generator• www.sketchfu.com - Create a drawing, save and play back as a movieof the drawing being created. Embed into anywebpage
  9. 9. Useful tools• www.a.freshbrain.com - decision making tool• www.openstreetmap.org - online editable world map useful forlocation details• www.tadalist.com - free to-do list creator• www.video2mp3.net - convert videos from youtube to mp3• www.wallwisher.com - online comments board
  10. 10. Embedding Media Click Share, then click Embed. Copy this into the HTML bit of your blog post (not the compose)
  11. 11. Tagging/Labelling Posts
  12. 12. Evaluations0 Be creative and imaginative0 Not just a load of text or uploaded PowerPoints.0 Make each one different.0 USE ONLINE MEDIA0 Be clear and thorough
  13. 13. http://youtu.be/YXkQZkaNFmM
  14. 14. 0 http://youtu.be/G9IuYkwup2Q0 http://ringwoodmediaalicesadvancedportfolio.blogsp ot.co.uk/
  15. 15. 0 http://youtu.be/VGEGTXxQ4P0
  16. 16. 0 http://vimeo.com/23419989
  17. 17. 0 http://prezi.com/lkmh3cqq2zrt/evaluation-question-one/