What is a blog?
a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style
What are posts?
The main content of the blog. The posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Each individual post has its own web link and can be read in the main feed.
What are pages?
Pages can only contain one post of information not a feed. Menus display the main pages and parent pages branches off the main pages.
What are Widgets?
Widgets are most frequently used to customize blog sidebars. Each widget represents an area of content, which bloggers can populate with ads, text, links, images, and more.
Creating a blog:
Set up a WordPress account
Choose a name for your blog blogname.wordpress.com
Picking a theme that works for your content
Organization through menus, color, format, and use of widgets
Posts vs pages
Creating a new post
Embedding images and video
How to organize your class blog:
Use this blog as your example
The main post feed will hold all the assignments: readings, sharings, viewings and classwork
Pages: About this blog, Book Cover and Opening Movie Title
Looking at blogs:
How to do like to read a blog? What formats agree with you visually?
Feedly.com can organize all your blogs in one place
Examples of past student blogs:
Embedding the images into the text.
Consistency and simplicity.
Using the text as part of the design.
For Next Time:
Bring in a blog that you find visually interesting to share with the class.