Gave an “Intro to Weblogging” presentation today to 15 elementary school teachers at a county tech center up the road, and my big surprise came when I set them up with Blogger accounts to get them started. I really hadn’t used Blogger for some time, but the changes are pretty significant. I especially like the turn comments on and off option…
And the best thing about Blogger is how easy it is. We were 14 for 15 in terms of creating blogs in under five minutes, and that always helps to sell the concept. So, add a few more to the list.
Will, maybe you could offer me some quick advice! I’m spearheading a plan to use weblogs in our “Technology for Teachers” course that’s required for preservice teachers at BYU. These are students who have never heard of blogs, and are surprisingly unfamiliar with technology in general.
Any tips for how to help them set up their blogs without hitches and confusion? Even at blogger.com, the new templates don’t allow for you to have any links on your sidebar unless you add that code in yourself.