Now that you’ve done some exploring around this website and understand how this program will work, it’s time to setup your very own personal blog.
Please feel free to use whichever site you prefer.
Creating a blog using Blogger takes just three steps:
1. Go to the Blogger home page. Set up an email account if you don't already have one: you can use any existing email account you wish, your personal or staff one, or you can set up a Yahoo, or Gmail account.
3. Select your template. (view screenshot)
Once you’ve created your blog here are two important things to know:
- To add posts:
The maintenance interface that you will use to add posts, edit or change the set-up of your blog is accessed online at http://www.blogger.com/
Make sure you write down your login and password.
- To view your blog:
Your blog address is http://(xxxx).blogspot.com, (xxxx=is the unique identifier/name you entered in Step 2, i.e http://maryslearning.blogspot.com).
Be sure to also write down your blog address.
A couple of useful Tips!
- Again, you can use any email address to set up a Blog in Blogger.
It is not necessary to set up a Gmail account to create a Blog.
(you can use your staff email)
This may help you to remember your login and password.
#4 Register your Blog
- When registering your Blog:
Cut and paste the url (address), of the blog YOU have created (this can be found in the address bar on the page from which you are viewing your blog), into the Learning 2.0 Program Registration Form.
- As you address each exercise please make this the title of your post. eg. #4 Register your Blog
- For more information -there is an excellent tutorial about creating a blog
As you progress through the PLCMC Learning 2.0 Program it will be evident that certain things do not apply to our program.
We may change some of the exercises to more relevant ones for you.
This will appear on your library's Learning blog.
Once you have registered your Blog it will be listed on your library's
Learning 2.0 Participants Blog.
The participants blog is a good place to gain inspiration and support each other via the comments section in the individual blogs.
A great site of general interest is Blogger's Help page, with handy tips for new members.
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