kidblog.org is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student...
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Kidblog.org is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to provide each student with their own, unique blog. Kidblog's simple, yet powerful tools allow students to publish posts and participate in discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Slide 2 Advantages include: Perfect tool to introduce blogs to your students Easy to navigate interface Easily generate usernames and passwords for students, teachers, administrators, and guests Teachers able to edit and remove students' posts Teachers control privacy Slide 3 Go to http://kidblog.org : Click on Click to Create a Class Slide 4 choose a password, add a few details and youre in. Slide 5 The class name is the blog name, which becomes part of the URL for the class blog too. Youll want to set up initially as one class, even if theres smaller group projects within the class, since the default privacy level is for students to be able to see other classmates work. If theyre not in the same class, they wont be able to see it (or youll need to change the privacy). Slide 6 Blogs Setting: Click on the Settings tab, to setup your Blog. Click Theme tab to change the look of your Blog pages Slide 7 Blogs Setting: Click Posts tab to change the Privacy so you: Decide who may read posts Set the post approval Enable notifications Enable tags Slide 8 Blogs Setting: Click Comments tab to change the Privacy so you: Decide who may leave comments on posts Set the comments approval Enable comments notifications Slide 9 Youre limited to 200 kids per class, but its suggested that if you need more usernames you simply start a new class, add the new users to that and then invite them to the original class. You can easily keep adding classes every school year and importing the users from older classes. This gives the kids a little continuity, too. Add users: Click on the Users tab, to start adding your students. Slide 10 Add users: Click Add New Users then start adding each student. Select Student in the Role field Slide 11 Add users: Adding users can be done individually or as a bulk upload. The bulk upload involves creating a .csv file with just name and password. You can do this easily by using a spreadsheet with a column for name and a column for passwords, then exporting it as a.csv file. Once the users are added, they can log in and start writing straight away. Slide 12 Add Groups: If youve got several groups of kids in the one class all working on different group projects, youll want to set up appropriate Groups each with relevant names. Click Add Members to add students in their groups Slide 13 Once the groups are set up, kids viewing the blog can look at posts just by one person or filter to show just relevant groups. Click Go to Class Blogs to view your Blog and switch between groups and users Slide 14 Click on Control Panel to use the Blog tools Click on All Blogs to see all students/groups blogs Click on My Blog to see your blog only Click on New Post to add a new post