Showing posts with label blogging challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging challenge. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Edublogs Users Get Updated to WordPress 3.8

If you're an Edublogs user, the next time you sign into your dashboard you will notice a new look. That new look is WordPress version 3.8 which has a slick new look to it. From an end-user perspective the most significant aspect of WordPress 3.8 is the mobile-friendly dashboard. The mobile-friendly dashboard bridges the gap between using the Edublogs mobile apps and going to a computer to use the full version of the admin dashboard. Click here to read the announcement from Edublogs.

If you're thinking about blogging this year and you need some ideas of what to write about, take a look at the twenty day blogging challenge that Kelly Hines put together.

And if you're trying to decide which blogging platform is best for you and your students, take a look at my chart comparing five blogging services commonly used in schools.

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Twenty Day Blogging Challenge for Teachers via @kellyhines

Last week on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I shared the twenty day blogging challenge created by Kelly Hines. I decided to share it here as well to give the challenge a little more attention. The challenge, which does not have to be completed in twenty consecutive days, contains twenty blog post prompts for teachers. To help teachers support each other in this challenge, Kelly created this form through which teachers can submit and share their blogs and Twitter IDs.

Applications for Education
As I've written in the past, most recently on my new blog Worms In the Fridge, the act of sitting down to write a blog post is a good exercise in thinking and reflecting on your practice. One of the obstacles to blogging that some people express to me is, "I don't know what to write about." Kelly's twenty day blogging challenge gives you plenty of ideas to run with.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blogging Challenge - Widgets, Widgets, & Widgets

Today, activity 7 was posted on the Edublogs Kickstart Your Blogging Challenge. Activity 7 is all about widgets and sidebar content for your blog. In the directions for the activity, Sue Waters offers good advice about the type of widgets and number of widgets a blogger should utilize. Sue also includes directions for adding widgets to an Edublogs blog. But since the Kickstart Your Blogging Challenge isn't just for Edublogs users, I've included below some directions for adding widgets to a Blogger blog.

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Disclosure: Edublogs is a paying advertiser on this blog. But even if they weren't, I'd still think that the Kickstart Your Blogging Challenge is worthy of passing along to you.