Techie Brekkie Round Up For 22/05

What another fabulous turn out for Techie Brekkie No.2 2014. Some great questions were brought along.  We were able to break up into small learning groups to work out some of the questions. Here are some of the things that were covered.

Edublogs iPad App: Some people were reporting that the Edublogs Apps was being rather erratic in publishing posts. After some fiddling around it was discovered that it was better to post straight away rather than push the preview button. For some reason viewing the post on the iPad using the preview button on the Edublogs app would stop the post being published and stay as a draft.

Publish

Did you know that if you click the settings cog. That it will take you to the properties screen where you can Categorise and Tag your post. You can also set an image to be featured. Check it out.

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Publishing Video and Audio files on the blog: Video files can be huge and with every blog you only get a limited amount of storage. So the best thing to do is to upload your video somewhere else and embed the video into your blog. Check the how to video below to see how to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY0yKi3SOOw

Audio files are slightly different: The easiest way is to just upload your audio file (usually a .mp3 or .WAV file) and use the embed play that Global2 provides.

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Another group worked on how to set up a Global 2 blog. Here is a presentation on how to do it. Click Here

 

 

Catch Up With Techie Brekkie No.6

A lot was covered in Techie Brekkie No.6. See below.

How to embed a youtube video into your class blog.

 

How to embed a video from your Google Drive folder into your Global2 blog.

We also looked at using Pickmonkey and Pixlr web apps to manipulate images. You can now add apps from a select list to your Google drive apps. Having these apps connected to your Google drive means that once you have logged in to your Google Drive you can use them straight away and most of the artefacts are automatically saved into your Drive folder.

Step 1: Click Create Then Connect More Apps

Click Create Then Connect More Apps

Step 2 Choose Pixlr and or Pickmonkey

Find and choose your app

Find and choose your app

Have fun! All images will be saved into your drive or you can export them out to other places to share. Be sure to check out the Halloween features in Pickmonkey.