Blogging Tips

Blog Commenting for Whanau Template

Create a Commenting Card for Whānau

This support card is available to copy and personalise for your learners. Languages supported include English, Te Reo, Samoan and Niuean.

Instructions for download:

Open the slide template and make a copy

Personalise for your learners.

File - Download - PNG

Downloaded files can be shared digitally or printed

Thanks to Karen Belt : Whānau Blogging Support

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Scheduling Posts on your Class Blog

Copy and paste posts from your learners blogs to your class blog. This is a strategy for keeping your class blog updated regularly and highlighting your learners' blogs and their posts.

Decide on how much time you have each week to do this e.g. 20 minutes. In this time you may begin by scheduling two posts. However as you become more confident this number will increase.

Before the end of each school term schedule posts to your class blog for each day of the break. Scheduled posts will publish automatically to your blog.

Consider including the link to the learner's blog in the post.

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Blogger Help

Invite learners to contribute to your class blog using email.

Settings: Choose to save emailed posts as drafts and publish them yourself later. This enables you to add labels and schedule posts.

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Upload a file

Learners use a form to share files with the teacher to share on the class blog.

If the learner is at home and using a shared device or a parents phone to take a picture or record video of their learning this is an option if the parent has gmail account.

The file will upload to a folder that is automatically created in your Drive and named the same as the form.

To submit you must be logged into a gmail account