Thursday, August 18, 2016

Students Can Dress Up a Blog by Editing Header Title

First step to  beautifying and personalizing one's blog is by creating a  custom header. The header is the place where the Title of a Blog resides. Sometimes the header includes a quote or one-line description nested under the title. A student or teacher can add some extra pizazz to a header by inserting an image background. Please read the directions below to learn how easy this is do!

Choosing Font Style for Header Title

  1. Sign into the Blogger Dashboard
  2. Click the Blog Title you want to edit
  3. Select Template found in the listing under New post 
  4. Click the Customize under "Live on Blog"
  5. Under Templates select Advanced
  6. In the next column select Blog Title
  7. Choose Font Style
    • Select Font:
      • Bold
      • Italic
      • Size
      • Color
  8. Click Apply to Blog

Changing Description Font Color


  1. Sign into the Blogger Dashboard
  2. Click the Blog Title you want to edit
  3. Select Template found in the listing under New post 
  4. Click the Customize under "Live on Blog"
  5. Under Templates select Advanced
  6. In the next column select Blog Description
  7. Select a Color
  8. Click Apply to Blog
NOTE: Description changes is limited to changing color. This area uses the default Font style chosen for page text.



Adding Image to Header Title

  1. Sign into the Blogger Dashboard
  2. Click the Blog Title you want to edit
  3. Select Layout found in the listing under New post 
  4. Find the Header Section and click Edit
  5. Configure Header pop-up window opens
  6. Choose Upload Image or use an Image URL
  7. Select Placement
    • Behind Title and Description
    • Instead of Title and Description
    • Have description placed after image
    • Shrink to Fit (When width is over 840 pixels)
  8. Click Save followed by Clicking Save Arrangements



Sunday, August 14, 2016

Don't Forget to Unhide Comments...

It's the first week of school and you shared a blog with your students providing an opportunity for them to comment on a post. After discussing "Appropriate Digital Citizenship" and positive ways to write a comment you wanted the students to practice. As a wise teacher would you've kept the blog private, and set restrictions on the comment area for review before posts are published. However for some reason you weren't receiving the comments. What could be wrong?

Did you Turn on the Comments Settings?

Monday, August 08, 2016

Adding a Link to Blogger Post

If a student is writing a book study post they might want to link to the Authors website or a summary about the book. This allows the student to provide supporting details for their writing. The ability to link to websites and files is a skill the students will carry over into the business world.


Adding a link to words a post is as easy as spreading jam onto a piece of toast. Please follow these simple directions for linking a website to post text.

  1. Highlight the Text in the Post
  2. Click on the Word "Link" in the Compose editor Tool Bar
  3. Type or Paste the URL in the Web Address Window
  4. Make sure the Text Display shows the words you highlighted
  5. Select if you would like the link opened in a new browser window
  6. Click Okay



Test the link in the post to see if it connects to the webpage.

Great job! 

😀👍

You have now created a Text Link in a Blogger Post.


Happy Blogging!