Monday, October 6, 2014

Get Published: The Blogger Conclusion

The image to the left is a bunch of piles.  They are sticks, but imagine that the sticks were finished student assignments.  The student picks up their pile, parts of the pile makes it home neatly in a folder.  Some of the pile makes it home, crumpled up in the student's backpack.  Other parts of the pile are never seen again.  
Photo Credit: Ian Sane via Compfight cc

How do we get the good stuff home?  

The answer is Publishing.  Blogger, is a blogging platform that all students at KIS have accounts for, attached to their KIS Emails.  Blogging is Publishing.  
Are your students writing? Making movies? Drawing? Taking photos? Recording their voices?  These can all be added to your Blog, easily.

If so, Blogger is their "one stop shop" to publish all of their work.

Goal: Familiarize teachers with Blogger's tools and capabilities, and clarify the conventions used at KIS.

  1. Why standardize?
  2. Set up your blog
    1. Naming conventions
    2. Settings
  3. Create a post
    1. Labels
    2. Add photo
    3. Add YouTube video
  4. Questions


Blog Setup & Settings


Download the Blog Settings Cheat Sheet

How To

Embed a YouTube video

Add a photo

Looking for examples of students blogging? 

Check these out:

Thinkin About... (12 year old)
Third Grade is Fun 11 years old)
Jaden's Awesome Blog

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