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Happy New Year!

We’re excited to share some of the most significant improvements to Edublogs and Edublogs Campus in years!

A New Modern Look And Feel

You’ll immediately notice in your dashboard a brand new coat of paint.

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Don’t worry, everything is exactly where it was before, but the new design is more modern and more importantly…

Mobile Friendly Dashboard

While our apps for iOS and Android work great, sometimes you might want to quickly write a post or check your blog’s dashboard from your web browser.

And now you can!

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You can upload images or take pictures with your device’s camera right in the dashboard too.

Plus, if you are using our apps, you have an option to open the full dashboard experience, which is now much better as well.

Now students have no excuse not to get their posts submitted no matter where they are! ;)

Color Schemes

Hover over your name in the top right corner and choose ‘Edit My Profile’ and you’ll see options for different color schemes as well.

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A nice touch, we think.

The New Plugin Experience

Visit the ‘Plugins’ menu item and you’ll also notice a dramatic new way of searching for and discovering plugins.

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A little preview, now that the Plugin experience is much improved, we hope to concentrate on adding many new ones over the coming months, so stay tuned!

 

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We’ve just released the new Edublogs for Android app – available now for free in the Google Play Store!

You can blog, upload photos, moderate comments, and more right from your phone or tablet.

Here are a few screenshots to whet your appetites:

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Nice, huh?

For help using the app or more info about blogging from phones and tablets, check out the guide here.

And don’t forget our Edublogs for iOS app too :)

Happy mobile blogging!

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Woah!

Check out what just happened on the upper left corner of our site.

2 million blogs

Teachers and students around the world have now created more than TWO MILLION blogs on Edublogs.org.

You add the nearly 1 million more on our Edublogs Campus networks, and you’ll find Edublogs being used in classrooms in just about every single country, age group, and subject matter there is.

We’re stoked! And humbled!

A massive thank you to all of our users that have helped to grow the Edublogs community.

Our goal is to keep growing with 10′s of millions more blogs – we certainly couldn’t do that without all of you.

Thank you!

Happy blogging!

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Sending an automatic email to your blog’s visitors with each new post is a powerful way to reach them.

And today, we are rolling out new and improved email subscription to help you grow and maintain your followers.

All of this is live now for our Pro blogs on Edublogs.org and will soon be available on our Edublogs Campus networks too!

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Check out the new follow button in action at TheEdublogger.com!

What’s new?

  • Choose from immediate, daily, or weekly emails
  • Import subscribers with a CSV file
  • See a list of your subscribers to know who’s getting the emails
  • A nifty Follow button like the one above
  • Export a list of all subscribers

Getting Started

1. Head over to the Subscriptions > Settings in your blog’s dashboard.

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2. Check the different options to personalize the emails that are sent out. You really won’t have to make any changes, but if you’d like the “Follow” button to show, enable it here.

3. Go to Appearance > Widgets and add the Email Subscription widget to a sidebar. This will give your visitors an easy way to subscribe themselves.

 Adding email subscirption

4. That’s it! You can manage and see a list of your subscribers at Subscriptions > Subscribers.

Tips and Ideas

For class blogs, add all students and parents as email subscribers with one one click using the new import tool (Subscriptions > Add Subscribers) to ensure they are all getting updates.

If you post a ton, change over to daily or weekly digests so that your followers don’t get bombarded with loads of emails.

We’re hopeful that these improved tools will only increase the communication abilities that blogs provide.

If you need any help getting started, contact our support team and we’ll get you fixed up!

Happy blogging!

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It’s August!

And for many of you, that means new beginnings with a whole new school year.

We have two new videos we want to share that hopefully can help kick things off!

1. What is a blog?

We made this video for you to use with students, parents, or fellow educators to quickly explain all about blogs.

Feel free to share, use in presentations, and post on your own blogs or sites too!

[mediacore height="315px" public_url="http://edublogs.mediacore.tv/media/what-is-a-blog" thumb_url="http://cdnassets.mediacore.tv/sites/8118/images/media/527214m-qAxcvZ0s.jpg" title="What is a blog?" width="560px"]

Watch and get the embed code on MediaCore or YouTube.

2. What is Edublogs?

The second video is brief overview of Edublogs!

This video is the best way to share with a fellow educator or school administrator what Edublogs is all about.

 [mediacore height="315px" public_url="http://edublogs.mediacore.tv/media/why-edublogs" thumb_url="http://cdnassets.mediacore.tv/sites/8118/images/media/529917m-NNOSLy5o.jpg" title="Why Edublogs" width="560px"]

Watch and get the embed code on MediaCore or YouTube.

More to come!

We have more videos, activities, and exciting feature announcements planned soon.

Make sure you don’t miss anything in the new school year rush:

Happy blogging!

And let us know if our team can do anything to help!

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