Showing posts from June, 2016

Monitoring Classroom Blog Comments

It is important when a teacher provides students with the opportunity to share their works both privately or globally to consider comment moderation. Google's Blogger provides the blog administrator with the ability to control comments. This makes it easier for the teacher to monitor comments as they guide the students with learning to be "Good Digital Citizens."
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Teachers can assure Netiquette is being used by marking comments as approved, delete it or mark as SPAM.  When a new comment is posted the teacher will receive an email notification. This creates an efficient way to maintain the blog without having to spend extra time visiting the dashboard.
Setting Up Comment Moderation

Use Sidebar Gadget to Add Classroom Tools

Depending upon the blog content a sidebar gadget might be useful. If a student is maintaining a blog as a note binder they may want to include a homework calendar in a Blogger Sidebar.  The teacher may want to show off an auto-run gallery of their students artwork in the sidebar. Either one of these samples are easy to do. It is simply a matter of combining different Google APPs for Education (GAfE) to make this happen. I like using the Blogger html/javascript gadget to make this magic happen.
Finding Embed Code for Google CalendarClick here to open the Google CalendarChoose the Calendar you want to embedClick Settings Icon in Upper Right CornerOpen Calendar Tab & Click Calendar you want to useScroll Down to Embed this CalendarCopy CodeNOTE: Make sure to check the Calendar Share Settings. This should be set to share with a group of people or to public if needed.

Google Slides Publish to the Web

Adding html/Javascript to Sidebar