Finding your way around Edublogs
Finding your way around Edublogs. A Blogging for Complete Beginners Guide. Signing up for Edublogs. 5. Choose a username and password that you will use to manage your site. 1. Go to www.edublogs.org. 2. Click on sign up here. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Finding your way around EdublogsA Blogging for Complete Beginners Guide 1. Go to www.edublogs.org 2. Click on sign up here3. Choose a blog domain name: CHOOSE CAREFULLY this will be the url/web address that students use to get to your site4. Choose a blog title this can be changed later!5. Choose a username and password that you will use to manage your site6. Once you have clicked next you will have an email sent through to activate your accountSigning up for EdublogsBLOG TITLEPAGES Click on these tabs to move to the different pagesWIDGETS: links calendar clustrmap etc etcPOSTS These are like news stories; once a new one is added, the previous moves downThe blog site is what everyone sees:The dashboard is where you need to go to edit your site:The Edublogger Check these links out!Used/remaining upload space Keep an eye on this!Your other blogs You can set up lots of different blogs under the same account esch with 20MB of memory...Your blog site and your dashboardNavigating round your dashboardAll my different blogs. You can have as many as youd like under one username.Click here to visit site I prefer to open site in another tab and click refresh after every change then I dont navigate away from the dashboardSupport from Edublogs and other usersWrite NEW pages, posts & linksManage EXISTING pages, posts & linksSearch for different themes (some themes are more customisable than others) & manage widgets Approve, edit & delete comments made to your siteOnly available to Edublogs supportersTo find out more about becoming an Edublogs Supporter...ADVANTAGES: more features, use of plugins, more space (5GB as opposed to 20MB), and moreEdit general settings of blog; timezones, date format, avatar, permissions etcOnly available to Edublogs supportersAdd users & other admin i.e. fellow teachersWriting PostsPosts are like news stories; once a new one is added, the previous moves down the page, most recent post at the top.Title: this is what will show at the top of your post.Publish or save? You can either publish a post (which means it will immediately appear on your site) OR save a post and publish it at a later date...HINT: if two rows are not showing, click on the end right icon (kitchen sink)...Insert music, files, videos and photos!Tags & categories: these will help other bloggers narrow down their search once your blog gets (alot) bigger Writing PagesThese are separate pages on your blog. These can be titled however you want and will show up along the top (or sometimes down the side).Title: this is what will show at the top of your blog make it short Password protect: if this is an area you want to protect for only select people, protect it with a passwordPage parent: If you only want this page to show on certain pages, select it here. For example, you might have a parent page called English with reading & writing as separate pages within it...Publish or save? You can either publish a page (which means it will immediately appear on your site) OR save a page and publish it at a later date...HINT: if two rows are not showing, click on the end right icon (kitchen sink)...Insert music, files, videos and photos!Adding linksLinks are great to put on your site:- to useful resources to other blogs to gamesName: this is what will show in your list of links keep it short Web address: Self explanatory!Description: When the mouse hovers over the link, this description will show tell them what they will find at the linkSave: Always remember to hit save...Categories: These are subtitles that organise your links. Easier for a visitor to find what they are looking for!HINT: Select _blank target this will mean that the link will open in another tab and wont navigate away from your blog site!Adding widgetsA widget is just a piece of extra information on your site. It could be a:- map calendar search tool RSS feedThese are all possible widgets available for free on edublogs BUT...Sidebar 1 or 2? Depending on your theme you might have 2 sidebars or just one. Bear this in mind when organising your widgets!The text widget allows you to add html (code) from any other site like clustrmaps, shelfari, voki etcSave: Always click on save changes otherwise you will lose your changes...