Eye-catching Blog Posts
Eye-catching blog posts include something to look at or listen to!
Here are some ideas to help you use what you are learning to create something to look at or listen to for your blog posts and capture the attention of your blog readers. Click the blog link under each example below to see the original blog post.
Photograph your Art
If you like to draw or paint create your picture by hand using pencils, pens or crayons.
Take a photo using your webcam and insert in your blog post.
Use Sumo Paint to draw your own picture.
Tip: Create your image with a transparent background and layer on a background image in Google Draw or Google Slides.
Use Google Draw to draw your own picture using shapes and lines.
Download your drawing as a png and insert in a blog post.
Here's a screencast to show you how.
The importance of a relevant image connecting to the text
Fau @ Panmure Bridge School explains why it is important to select images that connect to the text and compliment what you are creating and sharing in your blog post.
Take your own photo or use the Explore Tool in Google to find a picture you can reuse. Remember to include a link in your blog post to where you found the image online. Here is an example.
Select some important text from your blog post and use Google Draw to create a Text-Graphic for your blog post.
Google Draw Template - Make a copy and replace image and text with your own.
Download as a PNG and insert your Text-Graphic in your blog post.
Use Google Slides to create a stop-motion animation. Sanujan created this animation to demonstrate what happens to waste when it is dropped down the drain.
Here is a screencast to show you how
Posters & Infographics
Display what you have learnt as a poster or infographic. Create your poster using a Google Drawing. Insert your own drawings, images and text.
Tip: Insert sound file into a Slide temporarily then cut and paste the sound file from the slide into Draw
Use image textures to create a collage. Watch the screencasts on Slide 5 and 6 where Miss Morgan shows you how. Or take your own photos and arrange in a Google Drawing.
Click here to see some tips for creating a collage with your own photos.
Display images in Google Draw and text in Call Outs to share your ideas and information for your blog post.
Tip: Limit the text you use in your call outs to key words and ideas.
Use Screencast to record your screen and add your voice to your DLO.
Mele created a game using Google Slides and shared her Google Slide on her blog. Then she used a Screencast to explain how to play her game. You can watch her video explanation and play the game on her blog.
Screencast Your Slides
Marieta and Mele record themselves sharing what they learnt during Niue Language Week. They have used Google Slides to organise their information and have embedded the webcam in their recording so you can see and hear them.
Victoria has shared her writing using Google Draw. Her text is displayed in a drawing. Then she has used a Screencast to record herself reading so you can also read along and listen. Victoria's recording is now a video shared on her blog.
Use Google Slides to create an interactive poster
Google Draw is a great go to App to create posters to either embed or download as a PNG for a blog post.
An option for creating an interactive poster for a blog post is to use a Google Slide. When the poster is embedded, hyperlinks, sound files and video are active. See the poster on the right. Using a Google Slide, embedded in a blog post, enables hyperlinks to remain active.
This option includes removing the Google Slide navigation bar too.
More online tools you might find helpful for creating DLOs
Create your storyboard and take a partial screen shot to post on your blog. No need to login or save online.
Open the Google Slide to see how
Repurposed for iPads and Explain Everything
Asi has created this image of himself in different locations in the world. Can you guess where he is?
Use a graphic organiser to plan, organise your ideas and thinking and make connections.
Phil Margetts, from Ako Hiko, has used MAPIC to share additional ideas for harnessing Learn, Create, Share to boost your learners' blog posts.