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GETTING STARTED with EDUBLOGS_CLASS BLOGS

GETTING  STARTED with EDUBLOGS_STUDENT BLOGS

The information shared above is the same information that was emailed to you on the day your Class Blog was created. 

PERMISSION FORM AND INFORMATION LETTERS

PERMISSION FORM

Permission for students to use the internet is now included on the annual Emergency Contact Form sent home with all students in September.

It now reads:

The Board website and School/Classroom websites may on occasion contain photos and/or videos of students involved in the celebration of school/classroom activities, initiatives, special circumstances, awards or events.  School newsletters are also posted to the school’s website. In keeping with 21st century learning, other third party Internet websites, social media and/or teleconferencing, blogs, wikis, youtube websites are used on occasion as learning tools by the classroom teacher. Your child’s teacher may be utilizing these emerging technologies as part of the instructional process. Use of the student’s image and/or a first name may be beneficial. We are requesting your consent or the use of the student’s image and/or first and last name on a school/classroom or Board website as well as third party websites, social media and/or teleconferencing.

WHEN THE EMERGENCY CONTACT FORMS ARE RETURNED, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS HAVE GIVEN PERMISSION FOR THEIR CHILD’S IMAGE/NAME/ETC. TO BE USED PRIOR TO BLOGGING WITH YOUR CLASS AND/OR INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS. It will be up to you to contact parents who have not given permission for their child’s image/name/etc. to be used to discuss blogging as method of teaching/ learning. Several accommodations can be made to include their child in the program without the use of the child’s image and/or name. If you have any questions about the kinds of accommodations that can be made, please send me an email.

INFORMATION LETTERS

The Blogging Information Letter must be sent home to inform parents that you will be blogging with students. Please note this is not a permission form. When you open these documents you have View Only Access. You must either Save to your Google Drive or Make a Copy before you can edit the documents.

Blogging Information Letter_Using Class Blog and Student Blogs_2017  (if your students will have their own blogs this year)

Blogging Information Letter_Using Class Blog Only_2017  (if you are only using a Class Blog)

ADDITIONAL LETTERS 

Subscription to Class Blog Letter Home

*Twitter Information Letter for Families (The Twitter Information Letter must be sent home to inform parents that you will be using Twitter with students. Please note this is not a permission form)

LESSONS TO INTEGRATE BLOGGING INTO YOUR CLASSROOM PROGRAM

So You Have a Blog – Now What? Lessons to Integrate Blogs as Digital Portfolios into Your Classroom Program

EDUBLOG SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

Support documents are listed by category. If you don’t find what you need please contact me.

Getting Started with Edublogs_Class Blog

Getting Started with Edublogs_Student Blogs

Instructions to Access Student Blog Information from ConnectED (Maplewood) (if students blogged in previous years, their account information [Blog URL, username, password*] is saved in ConnectEd/ Maplewood) *Please note if passwords were changed by students, we may not have their new password on file.

How to Comment on a Blog (examples of blog comments contributed by AMDSB teachers, TLLP 2014)

POSTS

Publishing Your First Post

Differences Between Posts and Pages

Inserting Images into a Post and Page

Inserting Video Files Into a Post or Page

Embedding a YouTube Video in a Post or Page from a Computer

PAGES & MENUS

Introduction to Pages and Publishing Pages

Creating a Custom Menu (In order to see your published pages, you must create a Custom Menu. It sounds challenging, but really only involves 5 steps. Once you reach step 5. Save Menu, you can stop there. If you want to change the look of your menu, or add different blog content to it, read on)

THEMES

Choosing your Theme

WIDGETS

Changing your Sidebar Widgets

LINKS

Creating and Adding Links to your Blog

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Instructions to Add Subscribers to your Class and Student Blogs

STUDENT BLOGS

Instructions to Access Student Blog Information from ConnectED (Maplewood) (if students blogged in previous years, their account information [Blog URL, username, password*] is saved in ConnectEd/ Maplewood) *Please note passwords may have been changed by students

Removing Student Blogs from your Class, Joining Student Blogs to your Class, Updating Student Email Addresses (*these processes need to be completed every year)

Reading and Commenting on Student Posts Using the Reader

Student Blog Settings in June (instructions to finish the year with your class and get ready for next year)

EDUBLOGS FOR iOS

Blogging Using an iOS Device (iPad) *AMDSB uses Edublog Campus

How to Add Multiple Blogs to the App

Embedding a YouTube Video on Your Blog Using Your iPad 

Edublogs for iOS Help

EXTRAS

Adding Twitter to a Sidebar Widget

Adding a Google Calendar to a Page or Widget

Blog Guide for Parents – Accessing and Commenting on Your Child’s Blog – Please download the document or make a copy in your Google Drive BEFORE making any edits. (Revised June 2016)

Blog Guide for Parents – Publishing a Blog Post at Home – Please download the document or make a copy in your Google Drive BEFORE making any edits. (Revised June 2016)

Exporting a Book from Book Creator into YouTube (These instructions explain how to export your book from Book Creator into YouTube. Remember to choose “Unlisted” as your privacy setting. Once your book has been uploaded to YouTube, you can copy the embed code and paste it into a post, page or widget on your blog)

Flag Counter – Embed the code created on this site and paste into a text widget to display the numbers of visitors on your blogHow to Embed Flag Counter in a Sidebar Widget

How to Embed Flag Counter in a Sidebar Widget (more detailed instructions to embed Flag Counter)

How to Embed Wonderopolis in a Widget on your Blog

NOTE: Teachers in the AMDSB have an Edublog Campus Press License. When adding student blogs in the Edublog app remember to choose this option when prompted.

Last updated: August 29th, 2017

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