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What is a Blog?

A blog (or weblog) is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed with the newest at the top. Like other media, blogs often focus on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news. Some blogs function as online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Since its appearance in 1995, blogging has emerged as a popular means of communication, affecting public opinion and mass media around the world. [1] Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weblog
Watch Will Richardson's Video
WebLoggingSmall.mov
willsbook.jpg

To Get Rid of the "Next Blog"in Blogger
Blogger automatically inserts a little navigation toolbar (called Blogger Navbar) in all pages of blogspot blogs. This Blogger Navbar gets tucked into the top of the browser window and is supposed to add new functionality to each blog. Blogger Navbar is 50 pixels high and spreads across the entire width of the browser window. Personally, I am not very excited about the blogger Navbar because:

1. There are two buttons on the navbar that point to the Blogger Homepage. Too much of self-promotion.
2. The NextBlog button takes visitors to another recently-updated randomly selected blog on blogspot. But what if clicking the NextBlog button takes my innocent readers to a blog with adult offensive content.

For the above reasons, I have chosen to hide and the Blogger Navbar on my weblog using some simple CSS techniques. Here is how it is done!

1. copy this code <noscript><body></noscript>
2. log in to your blogger blog
3. click on template
4. scroll down until you see the word <body> with these brackets and not {body} (that is a style code)
5. replace <body> with the code in #1
6. republish your blog

Links

Where Can You Blog?

http://www.blogger.com/start

http://www.edublogs.org/

http://www.easyjournal.com/

http://haranbanjo.com/kidzblog/

http://www.typepad.com/

http://classblogmeister.com/index.php

http://tinyurl.com/y8bktr (GAGGLE NET)

https://www.imbee.com/

Elementary Blogs

http://www.mamkschools.org/mas/class/grade4/brune/2005/mr.brune/commenting.mov

http://anne.teachesme.com/2006/09/19/webquest-on-blogging/

http://www.webquest.org/questgarden/lessons/34308-060831081120/

http://concepts.pbwiki.com/Read

http://itc.blogs.com/podcast/files/Zachary32bit.mp3

http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/georgia/

http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337

http://wilsonwhiskers.blogspot.com/

How Can I find Out More?

http://www.tappedin.org

http://supportblogging.com/

http://tinyurl.com/ta2my (10 habits)

http://tinyurl.com/y2uu8p (Power of a Newbie)

http://www.teachersteachingteachers.org/

http://tinyurl.com/udz8r

http://maythetechbewithyou.wikispaces.com/blogs

http://abpc.wikispaces.com/

http://budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

http://www.blogsafety.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1200000037