Halton District School Board
OLA SuperConference 2012
Welcome! Feel free to leave!
Ask questions anytime!
The back story
Pros & cons: Blogs vs. HTML
Considerations before you begin
Tour of my library blog site
Step-by-step demo of how-to create your
Requires specialized knowledge
Requires ongoing training / awareness
Product more static than dynamic
Change / edit hassle
Difficult to generate Web 2.0 content
Difficult to gather feedback
Easy to add / edit content
Changes reflected immediately online
Easy, seamless integration of multimedia
SEO friendly (faster crawling & indexing)
Offer easy integration of web 2.0 features
Automatic formatting for mobile platforms
Analysis available (traffic / page views)
Familiarity & experience
Ease of use
Integration with other Google apps used
(eg: Picasa Web)
[Research & choose what’s best for you]
Blog-based ECDHS Library Web Site:
1. Go to Blogger.com
2. Get a Google account / sign in
3. Start designing your home page
4. Add static pages
5. Add content
6. Add / edit content as required
7. Repeat Step 6
Board rules for “school” websites?
Does content need to be hosted on a
Can you link externally to the blog site?
Can you redirect your current URL to the
Check policies before you invest time!