Friday, May 20, 2005

[TIPS] - Hello - Introducing BloggerBot

Weblogs (blogs) are really cool. Currently they're free - at least at Blogger. The Tipline blog is just one example. The problem is that I couldn't  post images to that blog unless I first put them up on the web somewhere and then linked to them.
Enter Hello.
With Hello (a free download) and Picasa (another free download at and the same program that I used to make the slides movie yesterday) you can post pictures right to your blog and share them with your friends. Why not just have a website with your pictures? This link tells you why: 
Ideas: Post images from your classroom. Invite only the parents of your children to view them. Keep a photo journal of your year as it unfolds. Photography classes can of course have a great time with a photo blog. Post images of unusual things and generate discussions. Use your photo blog to post images as writing prompts. I'm sure you can come up with other/better ideas.
Today's post will be again added to my Tipline blog. Check it out. I posted an image from yesterday's megaconferencejr there too - directly through Hello. Piece of cake!
If you start your own classroom blog I'd sure love to see it. If you're interested in learning more about blogging, look for a class to be offered here this summer.

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