Kidblog.org – The Student Guide

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Step 1 – Log in

Go to your classes blog site (see your teacher for the website address).

Click on Log in, in the top right hand corner.

It will open up a new window.

Step 1 - Log in

From here you can select your name from a drop down menu.

Type in your password (your teacher will give it to you) and click Log in.

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To see the rest of the guide just click on past the break!

Step 2 – Understanding the menu bar

Step 2 - Understanding the menu bar

When you are logged in, this menu bar will always be at the top of the webpage.

Let’s take a look at what these do

  1. All Blogs – This will let you view all posts that are on the blog.
  2. My Blog – This will let you access all YOUR posts on the blog.
  3. New Post – This lets you create a new post to publish on the blog.
  4. Control Panel – This lets you view and edit your posts on the blog.
  5. Log out – Logs you out of the blog.

Step 3 – Publishing a post

Step 3 - Publishing a post

Publishing a post means writing an essay and putting it on the blog for everyone to see.

To do this it is easy. First just click on New Post in your menu bar at the very top.

Now give it a title and in the big box below that is where you will write your article or essay.

As you can see you can make words bold, italicized, underline, add hyperlinks, images, video, etc.

When you are done hit the Publish button on the right hand side. That’s it, you’ve published your first post!

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This is what it will look like when it is published.Your post may look a little different based on the theme your teacher has chosen.

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Step 4 – Edit a blog post

Step 4 - Edit a blog post

There may be a time when you want to edit a post you have already published. To do this click on Control Panel (in the top menu bar).

This will bring up this window.

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From here all you need to do is click on the post you want to edit.

Edit that post and then click on the Publish button. That’s it!

To get back to the blog click on the title of the blog. It will be in the top left hand corner.

Step 5 – Leaving a comment

Step 5 - Leaving a comment

If you want to leave a comment. First click on the blog post you would like to read.

Of course read that blog post and at the bottom you will see a space for you to add a comment.

Type what you want to say. Try to write a meaningful comment. Don’t just write “Nice blog post.” That is not a good comment. Be sure to mention specific points and offering your own opinion is also good too.

When you’re dong writing your comment click on Submit Comment and you’re done.

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If you forget your password

If you forget your password, please contact your teacher immediately. This is not an excuse for not posting on the blog. Your teacher will be able to reset your password for you.

About Patrick Cauley

I teach middle school technology and love to play around with tech and teach students and colleagues alike. You can read my blog at www.itbabble.com
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6 Responses to Kidblog.org – The Student Guide

  1. Teacher Ale says:

    Thanks for making my life easier. This is what I was looking for.

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  3. I typed what i wanted to say in my post, but there’s no publish button on the right hand side. Is there a reason why there isn’t one? Instead of the blue button saying “publish”, it says “submit for reivew”.

    • Jeraldine,

      That is just fine. The teacher (or person who set up the blog) will have to change the post settings. What this means is the owner of the blog will have to read and approve it before it goes up on the blog. This is the default setting.

      To change the setting the administrator of the blog should go to the control panel, select settings, then select Posts near the top. Here they can change the settings so that the posts will be live immediately without moderation.

      Thanks for the comment and I hope this helps.

      Patrick

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