Monday, October 22, 2012

Using Blogger with Students

First, here is a video on what Blogging is and why you should use it.

Everyone has a account. Since we were all signed up to Google Apps for Education by the district, we have a Blogger account as well. If you do not know what your Google sign in is, you can search for the email that Steve W sent us earlier in the year. If you cannot find that information, send a Help Desk ticket and they will send the info to you as soon as they can. In the mean time, go to this site and use your email address to create an account.

Once you have finished the process, go to and log in using the email address and password you just created.

Here is an intro to your Blogging Dashboard

Here is a video on how to create a blog post. 

Here is how you can mangage comments on a blog.

Choose who can edit and see your blog.

How to create and manages pages.

How to add YouTube videos to a blog post.

I hope these videos help you get started blogging with your students. Students need more reading and writing and blogging is a great way to get them writing and reading. Here is an example of some of my students' work.

Lastly, here are a couple of videos on how to use Google Reader. Google Reader is a tool that allows you to aggregate all of the student blogs your kids create. This makes is easier for the teacher to read and check in student work.

If you have any questions, please see me and I will help you out.

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