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Setting Up Your Blog

  1. 1. Digital Communication<br />30th September & 1st October 2009<br />
  2. 2. Aims and Objectives <br />Aims <br />To promote methods of research using ICT and the internet<br />To introduce Blogs and web tools for learning, research and evidence<br />Learners to set up their own ‘blog’ and publish a post <br />Objectives <br />Learners to discuses area they need to research in follow brief <br />Learners will be able to identity different ICT tools available for assessment<br />Learners will be able to know what a Blog is and its uses. <br />Learners will be able identify a Blog though an example<br />Learners to create a blog account at blogger.com <br />2<br />2<br />
  3. 3. The word blog (an abridgment of the term web log)<br />&quot;Blog&quot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.<br /> A Blog is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. <br />The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.<br />
  4. 4. A typical blog combines <br />Text<br />images, <br />links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.<br />
  5. 5. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting) are part of a wider network of social media. <br />
  6. 6. Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services, or they can be run using blog software, such as <br />WordPress,<br />Movable Type, <br />Blogger <br />LiveJournal, <br />or on regular web hosting services.<br />
  7. 7. https://www.blogger.com/start<br />http://www.livejournal.com/<br />http://www.movabletype.org/<br />http://wordpress.org/<br />
  8. 8. Summary / Q+A<br />Q- What is the word “blog” refer to? <br />Q- Name three things a Blog can do? <br />Q- Name two blog websites?<br />8<br />8<br />
  9. 9. How to set up your blog<br />We want you to make your own blog <br />You need to create a gmail or Google mail email account. <br />This will be your username and password to log into your blogger.com account. <br />Use your FULL NAME when making your log in email for your blog <br />So if you name is Joe Blogs then please can you use<br />Joe.blogs@gmail.com<br />We also want your blog address to be something like this as well, <br />http://joeblogs.blogspot.com<br />The . characters are not allowed <br />9<br />9<br />
  10. 10. How to set up your blog<br />Press this button<br />Follow the instructions <br />10<br />10<br />
  11. 11. How to set up your blog<br />Fill out this form<br />Make sure every field is filled in. <br />REMEMBER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD!!!! <br />I am Not your PA! <br />11<br />11<br />
  12. 12. How to set up your blog<br />Go to www.blogger.com/ sign in with your new <br />Goggle mail address and password<br />VERY IMPORTAN ! REMEMBER THESE<br />12<br />12<br />
  13. 13. How to set up your blog<br />Go to www.blogger.com/ sign in with your new <br />Goggle mail address and password<br />VERY IMPORTAN ! REMEMBER THESE<br />If you have a existing email address you can use this, if you don’t want a Google mail account.<br />Google mail will be a bit faster to log on your blog <br />13<br />13<br />
  14. 14. How to set up your blog<br />Enter your email address <br />And the rest of the fields, then press continue when done <br />14<br />14<br />
  15. 15. How to set up your blog<br />Give your blog a title (this can be changed)<br />Give your blog a unique address [YOUR NAME] <br />Check if this is available, press the availability button, press continue<br />15<br />15<br />
  16. 16. How to set up your blog<br />Choose a template, (this can be changed)<br />Press continue<br />16<br />16<br />
  17. 17. How to set up your blog<br />That’s it!<br />Press the start blogging arrow! <br />17<br />17<br />
  18. 18. How to set up your blog<br />18<br />18<br />
  19. 19. How to set up your blog<br />There are two ways you can view how you write your blogger post, <br />In HTML View<br />Compose view<br />19<br />19<br />
  20. 20. How to set up your blog<br />You can add web links by selecting a word and pressing the link button, this will bring up a window to add a http:// link, paste in a link from a site here, <br />To add an image (from hard drive or a web site) press the picture button, this will bring up a window. <br />20<br />20<br />
  21. 21. How to set up your blog<br />This is the image upload window. <br />21<br />21<br />
  22. 22. How to set up your blog<br />To add things like YouTube video clips, you can copy and paste Embed codes this will embedded the clip into your blog. <br />Select this and copy it, <br />And paste it into the <br />html body of your blog, <br />22<br />22<br />
  23. 23. How to set up your blog<br />It will look like this.... Don’t worry will wont look like this when you view your blog <br />23<br />23<br />
  24. 24. How to set up your blog<br />You can also add video files to your blog as well Blogger accept AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, Real and Windows Media, 100 MB maximum size.<br />Press this button and the video upload window will open.<br />24<br />24<br />
  25. 25. How to set up your blog<br />When you hit the Publish post button, it will remind you to add tags to your blog, these can easily add links and categorise your posts<br />Example Tags that you could use might be <br />The subject which you are writing about, or the main content summed but in a few words. <br />To add a tag type in a word then a comma, this splits up the words to make tags to either search by subject or jump to. <br />25<br />25<br />
  26. 26. How to set up your blog<br />The Dashboard is the page is where you can manage your blog, <br />If you wan to Edit or Delete a post then you can do it here. Click Edit Post <br />26<br />26<br />
  27. 27. How to set up your blog<br />The Setting Page is the place where you can set up your blog so that you can add posts to it via email. <br />This means you can email the blog and it will appear on the page. <br />27<br />27<br />
  28. 28. How to set up your blog<br />From the Dashboard you can Edit Profile page <br />28<br />28<br />

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