An informative presentation on the creation and maintance of a blog
through School Wires
What is a blog?
Blogging in Plain English
Important to Remember
How many students have the internet?
Do not publish full names of anyone in class
Absolutely must create guidelines.
Content! Don’t mistake activity for
achievement. Remain focused.
A blog is not a website it is an interactive
place to communicate information.
Must let me know so we can get user names
and passwords for the students
Creating your blog
Log into SchoolWires
Select eFaculty and your name
Select New Page
In the following window you will choose the type of page
you are creating.
Name and Save Page
In this window you will name
your blog page
The Postings will then open and
you will select the Edit option
The following window is where you will control the blog
General Tab allows you to create a speciﬁc date and time to
post a comment and and the bottom
of the page you can select or deselect the Active
Posting Tab is where you enter posts for the blog
Comments Tab here you select whether or not you want
comments on a speciﬁc posting.
Do the comments need to be approved?
Who is allowed to comment on this blog?
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS SAVE ANY CHANGES YOU MAKE
Clever ideas for your Blog
Discuss a reading Book Club for students
Post Writing assignment
Create a blog about how to and assign 1 student to post
Current Events Reﬂections on a ﬁeld trip
with pictures and movies
Journal for Research Project
Some Examples of Blogs
Albert the Bear’s Blog Chestnutwold
Mrs. Travis Classroom Blog
Civil War Sallie
MS Ms. Gilmore
MS Mr. Mahar
Pie Day Blog
Chestnutwold - Jane
Daubman Election Day
Blog Awards 2009
What is it and why is
RSS in Plain English
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.
RSS is the format for distributing news and other web content. When you put content into RSS and send that content to other
people or websites, it's called a feed.
Feeds are very powerful. They attract the interest of the search engines and they reach new audiences.
Every blog has a feed. Most of the new social media sites are using RSS Feeds to distribute their content. Twitter runs on RSS
feeds, Facebook and MySpace use feeds.
You can add feeds to your news and tap in to the power of the social web. A feed will increase the reach and visibility of your