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Why Educators Blog: The Challenges, Benefits And Tips For Getting Started – The Edublogger. Last week we launched a year-long blogging series where educators blog together weekly around a common topic or theme.

Why Educators Blog: The Challenges, Benefits And Tips For Getting Started – The Edublogger

Prompt #1 focused on My Blog story and it’s aim was to help participants get to know each other better. This is a summary post of what we’ve learnt from everyone’s stories! You’ll find links to every My Blog Story at the bottom of the post. Blogging Challenges There are lots of barriers that keep us from blogging and the ones shared with us included: Time challenges….balancing work commitments with family and personal life.Blogging and sharing online makes me feel uncomfortable.Desire for perfection.Fear I have nothing worth saying.Unsure of what to write about.Struggle to decide the direction I would like to take my blog.

Benefits of Blogging Yet benefits absolutely outweigh the challenges and the ones shared included: Blogging Goals Goals for participating in the #EdublogsClub included: Blogging Tips And the more experienced bloggers shared their tips! Justine Hughes Jo Prestia. Evernote for Beginners: The Basics of the Most Popular Notebook App. How-to: Setup and use Dropbox to manage and share photos, files. Before Dropbox became popular, there was iDisk, which was Apple’s cloud storage system. iDisk allowed you to store documents, pictures, QuickTime files, and PDFs in one cloud-based “drive.”

How-to: Setup and use Dropbox to manage and share photos, files

This was accessible on all of your Apple products as well as at on a PC. It was practically like having your most important files in Finder on your computer – but everywhere. Then iCloud came out. iCloud dropped support of iDisk, which meant there was no longer a way to access all of your files in a Finder-like cloud system. This paved the way for third party apps like Dropbox to become even more popular. Dropbox is free. How to Use Google Photos from the Desktop. Google Earth Basics - Google Earth Blog. How to Use Twitter: Critical Tips for New Users. So you wanna Tweet?

How to Use Twitter: Critical Tips for New Users

Cool—you’ll love it. But it may take some getting used to if you’re a new kid on the block. Twitter is where news is broken, links are shared, and memes are born. It’s also a place for chatting with friends. Yet unlike Facebook, Twitter is public. Follow our tips to get started on Twitter, and set yourself up for a more fulfilling experience. Tweets show up in the order they happen. This immediacy has made Twitter the go-to place to watch protests unfold around the world, follow and comment on sports games or TV shows as they happen, and make fun of celebrity missteps right when the news is hot.

Tweets can contain links, photos, GIFs, or videos. Stepping into the Twitter stream unprepared can leave you feeling rudderless. Make an Account Go to or download the app and sign up for an account. Join the Community. Weebly guide. Use Seesaw To Create A Learning Journal In Your Classroom. How I Use Seesaw To Create A Learning Journal in My Classroom by Kelli Ohms, Special Education Functional Life Skills Teacher Being a functional life skills teacher, my class is not set up like a typical classroom.

Use Seesaw To Create A Learning Journal In Your Classroom

Students do a lot of individual and small group work. All students spend time on academic subjects like basic reading skills, money skills, and social skills. We also spend time on life skills activities. We started using Seesaw last November as a way to document and share the work my students were doing in the community and record evidence of the key academic skills they’re working towards. At first, my biggest challenge was teaching my students to add items independently, but now they enjoy adding new items to their journals, and even request to post unprompted!

The biggest way Seesaw has helped my classroom is with parent communication. For instance, I had a parent who did not think their child could count money. How to Use Snapchat: A Guide for Beginners. When I see someone making silly faces at their phone, I no longer wonder what they’re doing.

How to Use Snapchat: A Guide for Beginners

That’s because I’m on Snapchat, a social network that has quickly gained in popularity over the last couple of years. The network now boasts over 150 million people—and brands are scrambling to join the cool crowd. However, if you’re a marketer that’s over 20 years old, there’s still a decent chance you don’t know how to use Snapchat. And if you’ve never had someone give you a tutorial, the interface can be a bit overwhelming. In this beginner’s guide, you’ll get all the information you need to start using Snapchat like a pro. The language of SnapchatHow to set up your accountThe basics of using Snapchat Learn the language of Snapchat.

How to Use Canva to Create Beautiful Graphic Images & Infographics. You may already know that eye-catching visuals are essential to enhancing your website and your company’s image.

How to Use Canva to Create Beautiful Graphic Images & Infographics

Content creators are innovating constantly, and learning new tools to keep up creatively can seem like a new career in itself (not to mention, it’s absurdly expensive). You’ve got the basics: Your site may have a pleasing palette and well-edited images, but let’s talk about how to ace those presentations, amazing infographics and flyers. PowerPoint and Keynote offer many options for presenters, as do other great image editing tools, but where can a marketer go to up the ante without needing extensive experience or a visual design team? We find Canva’s user-friendly platform so effective when we’re looking to make a new SlideShare, Facebook theme or other social post.

It saves time and allows you to make visually appealing, professional-style graphics on demand. Setting Up an Account This step is very easy. Choosing Your Presentation Type Using the Sidebar Inserting Text Exporting.