Ls591 yarbrough interactive_presentation_july2


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Ls591 yarbrough interactive_presentation_july2

  1. 1. Create a Blog Tell the world your news and point of view!
  2. 2. What is a Blog? <ul><li>First, watch the following video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging in Plain English </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs are used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A) Finding friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B) Sharing news and point of view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C) an encyclopedia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog stands for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A) bologna </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B) news page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C) a web log </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs: Through the eyes of 6 & 7 year olds... </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. How do I make a Blog? <ul><li>Do you have a gmail account? If not, click the link below </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit the Blogger link below </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the orange “Create a blog” button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step 1: Enter a display name (the name you want everyone to see) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the blue “Create your blog now” button </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How do I make a Blog? <ul><ul><li>Step 2: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name your blog and create a URL (address name for your blog) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How do I make a Blog? <ul><ul><li>Step 2 continued: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a starter template (pick your background) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the orange continue button </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do I make a Blog? <ul><ul><li>Start Blogging!! Yes, it’s that easy! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the tabs to blog (write), change settings for your blog, and design your page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “view blog” to see what your page looks like to everyone else. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “new post” to write a new entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “edit posts” to change or update an entry you have already written. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “edit pages” to make stand alone pages (for example: a page called “About Me” to talk about yourself to your readers. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How do I make an entry? <ul><ul><li>Start typing in the big white entry box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you title your entry, check spelling, read it twice, add a picture if you wish, then click the orange “publish post” button. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How do I edit (fix) an entry? <ul><ul><li>Explore the buttons on the blog entry page located at the top of the blog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try changing the font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spell check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert an image (picture) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How do I change choices for comments from my readers? <ul><ul><li>Under settings tab, comments link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “show” button to show reader comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “only members of this blog” so only members may write comments </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How do I change privacy settings for comments from my readers? <ul><ul><li>Under settings tab, permissions link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under Blog Readers Click “only people I choose” button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you already know other bloggers, put in their blog addresses/email address </li></ul></ul>Your email address goes here
  11. 11. Why let students blog? <ul><li>Teachers and parents: Click me and please watch this video! </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging in the elementary classroom </li></ul>
  12. 12. Blogging Basics You are the director <ul><li>Blogging Basics 101 </li></ul><ul><li>When you get the hang of blogging, use the blogging basics link above to give you more choices with making your blog unique. </li></ul><ul><li>Try adding interesting graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Make Wordles - word clouds </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>Blogger .com </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs in the Elementary Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Blythe Heisey, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging in plain English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Lee and Sachi LeFever, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6 & 7 Year olds and Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Rachel Boyd, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why Let Students Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Rachel Boyd, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging Basics 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Wordles </li></ul>
  14. 14. The End <ul><li>Thank you for your interest in blogging! </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun trying it out! </li></ul><ul><li>You are on your way to publishing your writing. </li></ul>
  15. 15. TRY AGAIN!
  16. 16. Correct! <ul><li>Blogs are used for sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Information can be personal news, personal views, images, world events and much more </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are logs kept on the web </li></ul>