getting setup – (create) – providing the opportunity
➡ A web-log (personal online writing space) … written in chronological order – most recent ‘posts’ first. Others can add comments to the posts.
Used for as many interests as there are in the world.
Google it! http://blogsearch.google.com/
Now education is catching up.
Blogs are often centred around a theme using the authors own voice
Right-mouse-click allows you to ‘Open in New Window’ and ‘Copy Shortcut’
‘Alt + Tab’ will show you what other windows you have open.]
Click on each picture and follow it on your own blog as you create it in http://edublogs.org/
Students can make their own blogs with http://learnerblogs.org/
(scroll down to the bottom ogf the page for some screenshots)
I made http://connect.edublogs.org/ in
http://edublogs.org/ Click this link to create your own blog.
(right click to open in new window)
For now click ‘Create your edublog’ in the bottom left corner – have a look at the help files when you have time
Email notification with your username and password to get you going
nb use http://ed.sa.edu.au to log into your DECS school
’Options’ New tagline – change the words under your blog title eg my ‘Al Upton and the miniLegends’ blog has the tagline
’seeking connectedness, convenience and contact’
In the dashboard click ‘Blogroll’ then ‘Add Link’
try adding these examples
Description: ’create, connect – blog’ eTeacher event
Description: Al Upton’s class and resource blog
Description: Al Upton’s educational dialogue blog
Think about which category you want the links in – you will have created these when you made posts or when you go into ‘Manage’ – ‘Category’
Develop your blog and please cionsider sharing your journey and learning.
For more go to http://edublogs.org/ My resources page and http://alupton.wordpress.com/resources/web2-showcase/ read this url to see where it goes.
Good luck and remember to ask for help or send in ideas.
Comments to my posts and pages are great and I am notified of them all.
Emails are also welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org
Best strategy: Read other peoples blogs. If you like what they say, check out their blogroll to see who they are interested in. Make a comment. Link back to your own blog.
Collect blogs you want to follow easily – take a one stop shop approach eg Bloglines
➡ Click here to read a great summary by Stephen Hargadon of his interview with Will Richardson
whose bloglines can be found here http://www.bloglines.com/public/wrichard
It’s a great place to start looking around.
[nb I have planned to create a number of tutorials to support this event and possible extentions of it eg invite an expert who uses blog with their class (esp overseas) to join in an videoconference discussion, create new pages like FAQ – frequently asked questions … How do I make a comment? How do I add a picture? etc.
For much more right now go to my resources page on my class blog http://alupton.wordpress.com/resources/ – Al]
[nb ‘Listen to this podcast’ works on posts but NOT on pages at this stage]