Today, students are typing their first posts! All is quiet as they anxiously type, edit, and insert away!!! Here is the initial worksheet I used to aid in their set-up.
Go to www.edublogs.org . Click the box labeled “Sign up here”
Create a Blog Domain – this will be the url address that everyone will visit. This should be short and memorable. It should also be something that you won’t mind using for the rest of your years in high school.
DO NOT USE YOUR FULL NAME AT ALL!! YOU CAN USE YOUR FIRST NAME AND FIRST INITIAL OF YOUR LAST NAME!!
Create a Blog Title. This is the title that appears at the top of the home page each time someone logs on. This title should be a reflection of your personality or interests.
Privacy – You must click on NO, so that your blog cannot be searched within search engines.
You must click on NOT INTERESTED for additional information.
Your username should be something that is short and memorable for you. Additionally, your password should be something you will always remember. Do not use a password that you use for other applications!!!
Posts are the individual writings you add to your blog.
To add a new post:
On your page, click on “Site Admin.” It is on the bottom right column of your page.
Now you will be in your “Dashboard.” This is the back of your blog, where you can change the look of your blog, add new items and delete old items.
Click “Add New.”
You can now start typing or cutting/pasting a document into the post.
You will be able to upload photos, but I will need to approve them first.