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Classroom Blog Math Conf 08


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Classroom Blog Math Conf 08

  1. 1. Classroom BloggingClassroom Blogging Darren MosleyDarren Mosley Southwestern High SchoolSouthwestern High School Monday November 24Monday November 24thth , 2008, 2008
  2. 2. Reasons for Using a BlogReasons for Using a Blog  I wanted a site that showed the studentsI wanted a site that showed the students what we did on a “Daily” basiswhat we did on a “Daily” basis  Put Notes, PowerPoint's, Worksheets, andPut Notes, PowerPoint's, Worksheets, and Pictures on the Internet.Pictures on the Internet.  Can be used outside of classCan be used outside of class  Great for students that miss a classGreat for students that miss a class  Students utilize technology all the timeStudents utilize technology all the time  Teaches the students to use technologyTeaches the students to use technology for educationfor education
  3. 3. What I UseWhat I Use  BloggerBlogger  Hosts the blogHosts the blog  ScribdScribd  Hosts Documents, PowerPointsHosts Documents, PowerPoints  SlideshareSlideshare  Hosts PowerPointsHosts PowerPoints  Google DocumentsGoogle Documents  Creates and uses “Forms” for students to fill inCreates and uses “Forms” for students to fill in  There are many other places to “Host” a blog.There are many other places to “Host” a blog.  EdublogsEdublogs  WordpressWordpress
  4. 4. BloggerBlogger   Owned and run byOwned and run by GoogleGoogle  Easy to set upEasy to set up and maintainand maintain
  5. 5. Blogger LayoutBlogger Layout Allows you to set up your blog with many different options. Blogger provides many different “Themes” and color schemes to use
  6. 6. Blogger DashboardBlogger Dashboard Creates New Post or go into your Blogger SettingsCreates New Post or go into your Blogger Settings
  7. 7. Adding a New Post: ComposeAdding a New Post: Compose Just LikeJust Like Typing inTyping in MicrosoftMicrosoft WordWord You canYou can also addalso add PicturesPictures andand VideosVideos
  8. 8. Adding a New Post: HTMLAdding a New Post: HTML This isThis is where youwhere you “Embed”“Embed” items fromitems from Scribd,Scribd, SlideshareSlideshare YouYou “Paste” the“Paste” the HTMLHTML
  9. 9. ScribdScribd Hosts MicrosoftHosts Microsoft Word, Excel,Word, Excel, PowerpointPowerpoint documentsdocuments Used by MITUsed by MIT Uses IPaper.Uses IPaper. That means it canThat means it can be viewed andbe viewed and printed over theprinted over the Internet but notInternet but not “Changed”“Changed”
  10. 10. UploadUpload toto ScribdScribd Chose yourChose your file to upload.file to upload. I always makeI always make my documentsmy documents PrivatePrivate
  11. 11. ScribdScribd Click on theClick on the “share” icon to“share” icon to open the Shareopen the Share PagePage Then “Copy” theThen “Copy” the HTML Code toHTML Code to Paste in your blogPaste in your blog Once your file is “Uploaded” you have toOnce your file is “Uploaded” you have to “Embed” it in your blog“Embed” it in your blog
  12. 12. Google Document = FormGoogle Document = Form You must create aYou must create a google “document”google “document” You then “Embed” theYou then “Embed” the document into yourdocument into your blog just like a Scribdblog just like a Scribd documentdocument When the studentsWhen the students submit it sends me ansubmit it sends me an e-maile-mail
  13. 13. Other ItemsOther Items  Add VideosAdd Videos  You can upload them to your blog or “Embed”You can upload them to your blog or “Embed” them from places like Youtubethem from places like Youtube  SlideshareSlideshare  It only hosts PowerPoint Presentations. ItIt only hosts PowerPoint Presentations. It does the same thing as Scribd.does the same thing as Scribd.  PicturesPictures  You can add individual pictures to any webYou can add individual pictures to any web post, but to add a slideshow you must embedpost, but to add a slideshow you must embed it. ( (
  14. 14. Other ItemsOther Items  Calculator Screens PicturesCalculator Screens Pictures  Copy the screens using ‘TI Connect” and thenCopy the screens using ‘TI Connect” and then paste them into a postpaste them into a post  PollPoll  Can be added to the “Gadgets” on BloggerCan be added to the “Gadgets” on Blogger LayoutLayout
  15. 15. FutureFuture  Put a Quiz or Test onlinePut a Quiz or Test online  Make students respond or comment onMake students respond or comment on the blogthe blog  Have student created postsHave student created posts
  16. 16. ThanksThanks  Thank you very much for attendingThank you very much for attending  Please visit my blogPlease visit my blog   http://  Comment on itComment on it  Give adviceGive advice  Send me an e-mailSend me an e-mail  oror