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By the end of these sessions you should be able to:
Add a post
Tag a category
Edit a post
Manage your post
Personalise your blog
Embed content (extension)
Use Blogs in School to:
Blog about your learning
Blog about your achievements
Bring your work together into a blog post
Learn about internet behaviour
Show and share with people at home
What is an e-Portfolio Blog?
A blog is a journal on the internet, a web log. It is a tool you can use to publish your thoughts. With an e-Portfolio blog, you can blog about your learning and achievements in the classroom, and review your learning at home or anywhere with an internet connection.
A post is a single article you create in your blog.
Is it Private?
The way your blogs have been set up is to allow teachers access to your blog. Other pupils do not have access, however, if you would like to share with your class or other pupils, you can share your blog by selecting ‘Share’ from top right of blog and by adding their username/email.
Introduction to your Blog Page
This is what your e-Portfolio blog looks like.
Categories are linked to curriculum areas.
Tag at least one category that’s relevant to your post.
Foe example, when blogging about your art work, you would tag Expressive Arts.
Select, to view posts tagged to the category.
Task: At the end of Primary School:
Go through all your posts and choose your best work
Edit the posts and add the tag, ‘P7 Profile’.
Your Secondary School teachers want to see your learning and achievements and will only filter on ‘P7 profile’.
The Blog tools area is where you create and manage your posts.
Creating your Post
Select ‘Create a post’.
Add the title of your post.
Add the main message of your blog to the ‘Body’ section.
When you click in the ‘body’ section, format options appear for you to use.
The Insert Tab
Select the ‘insert’ tab to add tables, images, videos, sound, hyperlinks, files and embed files. This can help you bring your learning together into your e-Portfolio blog.
How to Tag a Category
Double click or single click & select the ‘Add’ button.
Publishing your Blog
Check the date and time then select ‘Publish’ to save.
Create your First Post
For your first blog, write at least six sentences about yourself. Have a class discussion for some ideas.
If you have an avatar of picture of yourself, why not use the ‘Insert’ Tab to add to your post.
Remember to tag a category, check your punctuation and grammar and to publish your blog.
Edit a Blog Post
Select the ellipsis (…) at the bottom of the post you wish to edit. Then select ‘Edit’.
Managing your Blog
You can share, edit or delete your post by using the ‘Manage posts’ feature.
2. Select the ellipsis (...) on the post you wish to change and select an option.
1. Select ‘Manage posts’.
Changing the Look
Change the Post Style
From the Blog Tools:
2. Choose the layout.
1. Select the ‘Change post layout’ dropdown arrow.
Complete your Profile
Add some sentences that describe you.
1. From the ‘PAGE’ tab (top left of blog) select Edit Page.
2. Select the wording in the ‘About this blog’ part and change it with some sentences that describes you. Be careful not select the picture.
Add your Picture/Avatar
2. Select the top image tab.
5. Make your image smaller by selecting the bottom vertical size arrow until correct.
3. Select change picture – from computer.
1. Select the camera.
4. Choose File – Select picture – Open – OK – Save.
6. Select the top left ‘PAGE’ tab & ‘Stop Editing’ icon when finished.
Embed a file like Sway, Video, PowerPoint etc. so it appears in your document instead of an attached file.
Copy the Embed code from the document
Open your post
Make sure there is a title
Make sure there is text in the body section
When ready, make sure your cursor is on the next line
From the insert tab select Embed
Paste your embed code from your document. Once loaded, select Insert
Publish your postt