Friday, February 7, 2014

iTeach808 Post-Session 1: Reflections and Resources

Wow!  I don't think I've ever felt 2 hours fly by as quickly as it did on Wednesday!  Thanks to Laurel Oshiro and her great staff (IT/Facilities/Student Help/Teachers) the first iTeach808 session went about as smoothly as I could have hoped for!

I definitely think there's still a lot out there still to be learned and shared!

First and foremost, I wanted to provide some support materials to all the session participants who tried so hard to get their blogs set up and underway.  Hopefully, all of you have been successful in getting your account started and have tried poking around to see what's possible.

Below you'll find a few links to a couple of online resources that should ease the transition into building out a blog and putting up a first quality post.  Remember, anything you do can be fixed!  So try out a few things and take some risks!

As always, feel free to ask me any questions you might have, here in the comments section down below, via email, in the Today'sMeet backchannel or simply at our next session.

I'm truly looking forward to seeing all the amazing things you'll all be able to do soon!  Mahalo again for your willingness to become students again!


Link to Today'sMeet for Session 1:

With all the wonderful questions on the Today'sMeet site and in the feedback form filled out at the end of the session, I thought I would create a centralized location to capture all the questions and provide my feedback.  On that note:

Link to the Post-Session Q&A Google Spreadsheet:

Blogger has created some very simple and straightforward direction on who to get a blog up and running.  Their resources site should help answer any of the basic questions you might already have.

Link to Blogger's "Getting Started" Help Site:

When I first started teaching my students how to use the Blogger platform, I developed a series of video tutorials to help introduce them to the various parts of Blogger.  Watching the videos saved me lots of time in explaining the same thing over and over again for my students.  Shortly thereafter I created a worksheet to accompany the video to help the students reflect on what they were learning while watching the videos.  Here are the links to both the videos and the worksheet.

Link to the Student "Getting Started with Blogger" PDF Packet:

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