Monday, 19 January 2015

IT with Steve - Google Chrome Extensions


Hello Peeps,

Welcome back, today's  short tutorial highlights +Mandy Arscott 's question about the 'crossy out' words appearing in the top right hand corner of my Chrome browser while doing a Paint.NET tutorial.
Google Extensions are great and these 2 are perhaps the cream of the crop. If you don't know what Google Extensions are then please watch the video. They make surfing the net and watching Youtube a far better experience.

Good luck and please let me and any viewers about any Google Chrome Extensions that you think are addons that everyone should have.

Happy surfing!

See you next time for a look at Teacher Dashboard


Blogger 2015 - Adding Authors & Mobile Templates


Hello Bloggers,

This is a tutorial about how to add authors to your blog and why adding authors can be such a beneficial process to do in the classroom.
Also a brief look at the mobile template view and why we need to be aware of what our audience will see.

Hope it is helpful and it maybe inspires you to think about how you could involve your students in the classroom blog.

Also a good link suggested to us by +Val Crozier for ideas about '5 Pages All Classroom Blogs Should Have'.

See you soon with +Mandy Arscott s question about all those crossy out things at the top right of my screen = Google Extensions.

Happy Blogging!



Sunday, 11 January 2015

Blogger 2015 - Using Bloggers Design Template


Hello Bloggers,

A quick look at Google Bloggers Template Designer. Within Template Designer a blogger can change and adjust almost all the features of the blog they are designing. It will enable a blogger to better meet the needs and the expectations of their target audience.

Play around and try new combinations, make your page serve its purpose but also be eye-catching and unique.

Keep sending me links to your blogs and ask any questions. It's great to see the progress and have the feedback. Looking for the best blog for 2015.

See you all again in a few days to look at adding authors and mobile templates.

See you all soon.


Friday, 9 January 2015

Blogger 2015 - Photo Background for a Blogger Header Using Paint.NET


Hey Bloggers,

As promised this little video covers the Blog Title and Header Photo. A brief introduction to Paint.NET and where to get it and then how to use this awesome piece of free software to manipulate photos. 

Keep sending me links to your blogs. It's great to see the progress and have the feedback. 



See you all again soon.



Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Blogger 2015 - Useful Links List Gadget


Hello again to everyone, I hope your blogs are starting to develop.

This is a quick fire tutorial for Bloggers Links List Gadget on the sidebar of your blog (Also known as the Useful Links Gadget).
This is a very handy gadget for anyone creating a hub for families to use at home or a series of links that represent your product well.

Just send me any questions if you have any issues with your blog that I have not covered.



See you very soon for the next installment.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Back to Blogging with Blogger 2015


Hello to everyone and welcome back to your personal journey with blogging.

Within this first video I will:


A quick recap of the parts of Blogger we looked at in December 2014. Covering:
Beginning with setting your tabs,
Using your blogs page, 
Remembering how important your layout page is,
Using Gadgets 
Pages (top menu)
Useful links (side menu)
Image (placing a photo moment)
Adding a photo to your header

Plus now extending your knowledge with:
Accessing your template designer to individualise your blog with advanced options for backgrounds, fonts, text sizes...adjusting your widths...actual grid layout options of your page and other advanced options.
What is the mobile template?
Adding authors to your blog
Posting on a Blog

Probably a lot more by the time I get to posting. Just send me any questions if you have any issues with your blog that I have not covered.



See you very soon for the next installment.



Wednesday, 26 November 2014