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Blogging Inset

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Blogging Inset

  1. 1. Blogging an introduction
  2. 2. setting up an account <ul><li>Go to edublogs.org to register </li></ul><ul><li>They will send you a password </li></ul><ul><li>Give your site a name </li></ul>
  3. 3. Formatting your blog <ul><li>under presentation- </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a 3 column design </li></ul><ul><li>You can then add sidebar widgets </li></ul><ul><li>You must include: categories, links, search etc, but you can add more </li></ul>
  4. 4. Writing a post <ul><li>Give the post a title </li></ul><ul><li>Select at least 1 category for your post </li></ul><ul><li>Type away </li></ul><ul><li>You can format font etc </li></ul><ul><li>Add a picture by inserting a jpeg from your computer – or copy a picture on the net and just paste ( usually works). This improves readability </li></ul>
  5. 5. Writing a page <ul><li>These are more permanent than posts </li></ul><ul><li>They are useful for archiving information </li></ul><ul><li>They appear along a bar just under the title </li></ul>
  6. 6. comments <ul><li>These will come to your inbox </li></ul><ul><li>You can choose to accept or reject </li></ul><ul><li>YOU MUST TURN ON AKISMET SPAM FILTER or you will get comments from hundreds of weirdos trying to sell you viagra and photos of Russian ladies- to do this you will need to register with wordpress and get a key </li></ul>
  7. 7. uploading and sharing on the web <ul><li>You can upload straight into edublogs (word/pdf/jpeg/ppt etc) </li></ul><ul><li>For further storage and for unusual files (e.g - .yar) upload to divshare.com </li></ul><ul><li>Upload photos to picasa.com </li></ul><ul><li>register for slideshare to embed powerpoint direct into your blog </li></ul>
  8. 8. making good use of your blog with your classes <ul><li>running record of what is done in lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Get students to act as scribes </li></ul><ul><li>Upload homework </li></ul><ul><li>Upload starboard lessons as pdf files (for revision / absent students) </li></ul><ul><li>Set up “work of the week” page to showcase achievement / provide exemplar material </li></ul><ul><li>Document practicals with photos / video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Add a “science in the news” section </li></ul><ul><li>Add weblinks for research </li></ul><ul><li>Online quizzes and tests </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to submit comments and queries </li></ul>
  9. 9. publicising your online presence <ul><li>Have your blog address highly visible on your board/wall </li></ul><ul><li>Mention it frequently in lessons/marking </li></ul><ul><li>Get a hyperlink from the school website </li></ul><ul><li>Send hw by email to office – link to blog </li></ul><ul><li>Add blog address to assessment stickers </li></ul><ul><li>Publish your presence in newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Inform parents at consultation evening </li></ul><ul><li>Blogroll colleagues– ask to blogroll you </li></ul>
  10. 10. contributing to the departments afl blog <ul><li>Keep up to date by subscribing to the RSS feeds (posts and comments)- use google reader </li></ul><ul><li>Share lesson ideas/good practise by regular posting </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to focus in the fortnight </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on posts made by colleagues </li></ul>

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