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  • 1. CREATING A BLOGUsing Edublogs.org

2. What is a blog? A Web site that contains an online personaljournal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer. Short for web log. It can also contain pictures, videos, and any other forms of media. Resource: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blog 3. What is a blog? 4. Differences between a Wiki and a Blog Wiki Users share writing and multimedia Users may change information Users create a collective work Group consensusBlog Users share writing and multimedia Users cannot change posted information Users comment on posts Individual opinion 5. Ways to use Blogs: Facilitate fantastic discussions Replace your paper newsletter Get your students blogging Post videos, podcasts, and documents Create a class publication Open communication toparents and/or students 6. Intro Video http://player.vimeo.com/video/71446433 7. Create an Account Fill out the form Click Start Blogging 8. Login You will receive an e-mail confirming your URL name,login name, and password. You can use the link from your e-mail or login through the site. 9. Dashboard Main Navigation Pane is on the left This Blog, My Account, and Recent Comments modulesare on the right 10. Themes & Appearance Apply a theme by scrolling through the options or searching. Click on Live Preview Click on Save & Activate 11. User Roles Administrator Can do everything including complete power over posts, pages, plugins, comments, choice of themes, imports, settings, assign user roles and are even able to delete the blog. Editor Is able to publish posts/pages, manage posts/pages, upload files, moderate comments as well as manage other peoples posts/pages. Author Can upload files plus write and publish own posts. Contributor Can write own posts but cant publish them; instead they are submitted for review. An administrator or editor then reviews and publishes their posts. Subscriber Can read comments and write comments. 12. Add A User Click on Add New Type in the persons e-mail address or user name Give them a role 13. Post Components1. Post Title Tells the reader what the post is about. A2.3.4. 5.6.7.great post title grabs readers attention and is more likely to encourage them to read your post. Date published All post display the date a post was published. Youll normally see this displayed at the top of the post. Written by Most themes display the name of the post author. Your username is automatically displayed unless youve changed your display name. Your post content This is the main information that you want to share or reflect on with your readers Comments All themes have a link to comments. This is where your readers can click to write a comment in response to your post. Comments allow students, and other readers, to engage in discussions, share their thoughts and connect with your class blog. Tags - Are used to help readers locate posts on your blog. Tags are more like the index at the back of the book and explode the topic into a million bits. Categories - Are used to help readers locate posts on your blog. Categories are often used like chapters of a book; they provide a general overview of the topics you blog about. 14. Create a Post Type in the editor or paste your text. Click the Show/Hide Kitchen Sink Button to get theAdvanced Formatting Toolbar if it is not showing. 15. Post Visibility 16. Settings & Privacy General Settings Where you configure thebroad settings of your blog including your blog title, blog tagline, blog admin email address, how you want date and time displayed, and your time zone. Writing Settings Controls your writing experience. Reading Settings Controls how your blog displays to visitors and your RSS feed options. Discussion Settings Determines how comments are handled on your posts and pages. 17. Settings & Privacy Media Settings Controls how your media isdisplayed. Privacy Settings Controls who can and cant view your blog. Blog Avatar Settings Where you upload your blog avatar which is displayed in your sidebar when you add the Blog Avatar. Google Analytics Settings Where you can add Google Analytics tracking code for advanced tracking of your blog stats. Subscribe to Comments Settings Allows you to customize your subscribe to comment notification email. 18. Complete User Guide There is a complete user guide for EduBlogfound at: http://help.edublogs.org/user-guide/. Several tutorial videos are on the help site and on YouTube.