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 http://www.picasa.com 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: http://www.hello.com/how_it_works.php 
 
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. http://tipline.blogspot.com 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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