This courses uses Blogger for blogging. This is free, has been for a number of years now, is very easy to use and yet incorporates a number of interesting features to allow your blog to include more than just text and pictures, which is highly motivativing for your children both as writers and readers of the blogs you and your class create. Many teachers are using blogs for a variety of purposes and to communicate with a variety of audiences.
This course will cover:
What is blogging and why use it? The variety of possible uses Setting up the blog Security issues and what can be done Moderating comments Adding text/pictures/videos/audio clips Embedding Powerpoints and other documents Making a podcast feed from Blogger Embedding videos from the web RSS - & Feed Readers Adding gadgets Customising your template Removing unwanted margins Jump breaks
Participants will have the opportunity during the day to create their own blog and so might want to come with ideas and resources for making a start.