Showing posts with label Blogging in school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogging in school. Show all posts

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Postach.io Is Ending Free Blogs - Move Your Data Soon

Postach.io is a service that for the last couple of years has allowed you to quickly and easily create a blog through your Evernote account. This morning I received an email informing me that they are discontinuing their free plans and forcing everyone to either pony-up for a subscription or move their content to another service. You can probably guess which course of action I will recommend. March 17th is the deadline to buy a Postach.io subscription or move to another service for your blogging needs.

Tackk and Blogger are the two blogging services that I recommend most frequently these days. Embedded below you will find directions for using both services. Tackk has a great education page available here.

As you'll see in the video you can sign up for Tackk in a variety of ways including using your Edmodo or Google credentials.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School - 81 Page Free PDF

Since 2006 I have used Blogger for many blogging projects including this blog and many classroom blogs. Over the years I've introduced many teachers to blogging through Blogger. Blogger is easy to use and flexible enough to support you when you're ready to start using some advanced blogging strategies. I've covered the basics of Blogger and blogging in various blog posts over the years. This week I finally put all of those posts together with a series of annotated screenshots in one cohesive package, A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School.

A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School covers everything from blogging terminology to blogging activities to the nuts and bolts of using Blogger. You'll learn where to find media to use in blog posts, how to use media in blog posts, and get ideas for media-based blog posts. You'll also learn how to set-up your blog for multiple authors and how to manage comments.

A Complete Guide to Using Blogger In School is embedded below. (The file is hosted on Box.com, if you cannot see the document embedded below make sure that your filter isn't blocking Box.net. You may also need to be using Chrome or a recent version of Firefox, Safari, or IE as outdated browsers may not support the Box viewer).

I'm going to allow downloading the guide for the rest of the month. Downloads should be for personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute it, including for workshops / faculty training, without my permission. I've used Box.net to host the file (81 page pdf). Box does not put advertising on the page while still allowing me to track downloads.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Some Seats Available In My New Course - Blogging for Teachers and School Leaders

Blogging for Teachers and School Leaders is a new webinar course that I'm offering. The first class meets tomorrow evening at 7pm EST. There are still some seats available.

Blogging for Teachers and School Leaders is a three hour, two 90 minute parts, webinar series in which you will discover the many ways that blogs can be used in school and through which you will develop a strategy for using blogs in your school. Blogging for Teachers and School Leaders will also cover the nuts and bolts of how to create, develop, and maintain a blog on Blogger and on WordPress-based platforms like Kidblog and Edublogs. And because we’re talking about blogging in the context of schools, we’ll take a look at common questions about privacy and digital footprints.

The cost of this Practical Ed Tech course is $87 per person. Click here to register today.

Blogging for Teachers and School Leaders is a three hour course divided into two 90 minute sessions. Enrollment in the course is limited to twenty-five people. The course does cost $87 per person. Downloadable recordings of each webinar will be available to all participants. Between each meeting participants will be able to participant in a discussion forum to ask questions and exchange ideas. Click here to register today. The course meets May 6 and May 13 at 7pm to 8:30pm EST.