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Mary Immaculate College 9 th Nov
Objectives Participants will be enabled to: Create and maintain your school’s website using Scoilnet Blogs Add other contributors to your school website to enable content creation Add functionality to your school’s website or blog using widgets Understand good practice in website accessibility design Consider the issues of copyright, plagiarism and data protection when publishing online Understand good practice in relation to the safe use of blogging in teaching and learning
Scoilnet Schools online http://www.scoilnet.ie/Schoolsonline/ What is Scoilnet Web hosting? http://www.scoilnet.ie/yourQuestions_WebhostingBlogging.shtm Scoilnet Support http://support.scoilnet.ie/wiki/Main_Page NCTE/PDST Technology in Education Service Desk http://www.ncte.ie/ContactUs/
Participants will be able to: Understanding the layout (dashboard) Apply a theme Add and editing content Add users to enable content creation Incorporate multimedia content, widgets and plugins
Set up Step 1: Go to www.wordpress.com and create an account.www.wordpress.com Step 2: Wordpress Dashboard navigation Step 3: View live site from Dashboard Log in Details, if: E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com Username: joebloggs1 Password: joebloggs1maryi
Or Username: email@example.com@hotmail.com Password: maryitraining
Appearance Task 1: Choose a Theme. Appearance-Themes-Browse Twenty Ten, Twenty Eleven good layout for schools. Task 2: Change the Header Appearance-Header-Custom Header Task 3: Change the Background Appearance-Background Appearance Support http://en.support.wordpress.com/category/appearance/
Pages Task 1: Insert a page called Contact us Task 2: Add a page called Extra Curricular and add a sub-page called choir. Task 3: Add a page called Parents and turn off comment and likes options Task 4: Create a page called Class Blogs. (turn off comment option) Writing Support http://en.support.wordpress.com/category/writing-editing/
Adding Media Content to a page Task 1: Open Choir Page Pages-all pages-choir Task 2: Insert a picture Task 3: Insert a YouTube video Task 4: Insert a link to a site Media Support http://en.support.wordpress.com/category/media/ Audio http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/
Posts Task 1: Create a new post called ‘(Your name) first post’ with any Content. Task 2: Move the posts default page from the front to another page. Settings-Reading-Front Page Display. Task 3: Add a new post and create a post category called ‘First Class’. Task 4: Add a new post and create a post category called ‘Second Class’ etc. Task 5: Create a Custom menu with post categories Appearance-Menu-Create new Task 6: Place Menu in the side bar Appearance-Widgets-Custom Menu-Select your Menu
Widgets Task 1: Explore the various Widgets available Appearance-Widgets Task 2: Remove unwanted Widgets from the sidebar e.g. Recent Posts, Archive etc. Task 3: Insert some Widgets Image – School Crest Twitter- Add school twitter account Text- Any Text or code Flickr- Photos Up-Coming Events – sync to school calendar Support Widgets http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/ Flickr http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/flickr-widget/
Adding a Galllery Task 1: Create a page called Gallery Task 2: Upload several pictures, then insert as a Gallery Task 3: Insert pictures as a Slideshow Support Add a slide show http://en.support.wordpress.com/slideshows/ Gallery http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/
Adding other users Step 1: Go to Users tab Step 2: Insert e-mail address of intended user
Adding a Google Calendar Step 1: Create a page called Calendar Step 2: Copy the embed code from your Google Calendar Step 3: Open the Text tab in your wordpress page Step 4: Paste in the Code Step 5: Publish Google Calendar Support http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-calendar/
Now see if you an: In the contacts page insert a Link to a Google map to show location of school. Add in the remaining classes in the categories section for posts Add educational content links to posts and publish to the relevant class category on the class blogs. Attach an on line link to a picture in a post/page. Add a book review page to allow pupils to input book reviews on-line. Create a new header menu so you can add post categories to it.
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