Grade 4 students are starting to blog on their own individual blogs. We are taking a screenshot of our blog BEFORE we change from the default theme (a very plain blue theme) to a theme of our choice. At the same time, we are learning how to upload an image to our blogs.
We will try to limit the number of files we upload to our blogs and store most of our images on other sites, like our school flickr account, or we will use Compfight to find and embed creative commons images that we have permission to use, with attribution.
Here’s a example of what you could say in your “Hello World” post.
Welcome to my blog. I am just starting to blog.
Today I took a screenshot of my blog before I made any changes so that I can see what it looked like when I first started.
When you change themes you must remember that each theme has it’s own default widgets and you might have to re-add some widgets you had before (like the META widget that helps you sign in).
Changing themes is a good way to help make your blog reflect your personality!
Here’s the instructions on Changing your Theme:
Remember, you can change your theme any time. Just check that all of your widgets have changed along with your new theme choice. Sometimes you have to re-add the META widget to help you sign in. On your dashboard, scroll down to appearance, click on widgets and re-add the META widget to your sidebar.