We’ve got a huge amount of new blogging toys coming your way here in 2012!
To help lay the ground work for the even better stuff yet to come, you will now notice two snazzy new boxes greeting you when you first login to your blog’s dashboard.
There is more!
Go to Dashboard > My Blogs and you will see a list of all blogs you belong to, improved management tools, and a filter to only show blogs that need your attention to moderate comments or posts!
And one more thing!
We’ve done a ton of work on many of the more behind-the-scenes type of things that will help ensure a happy and fun blogging experience for all.
Part of that work includes a better payment and account management system for Edublogs Pro – which many of you may notice, we now can accept credit cards without the need for PayPal accounts! We’re also happy to work with your school to accept Purchase Orders or checks too!
This is something we’ve heard from many of our users needed improvement, so we’re happy to make the checkout and Edublogs Pro subscription management process even better.
Just a sneak-peek at what our team is working hard to bring you in the coming weeks and months:
- better student moderation and management tools
- more beautiful and customizable themes
- an improved mobile blogging experience
- and much, much more!
What do you think?!
Feel free to contact us or leave a comment below with your thoughts on the above or if you have ideas of your own on how we could be better.
It is practically impossible to keep up with the ever-changing tools and resources available to educators. Not to mention all of the new vocabulary and jargon that comes along with it.
The following posts from our own Sue Waters on TheEdublogger.com might be a great place to start:
- A Glossary to DEMYSTIFY the jargon of the online world is the resource for all that crazy vocab speak. Get definitions and explanations of Avatars to Wikis and everything in between.
- What you wanted to KNOW about student blogging is a great overview of what it takes to get going with student blogging – including thoughts about rubrics, homework, and how to increase readership.
- A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter is a must read post for anyone interested in or just getting started with twitter. There is a learning curve to really using twitter effectively, but with this post as your guide, you’ll be tweeting with the best of ’em in no time.
- A Googleaholic’s Guide to all things gmail provides a detailed explanation of the different tools and features available on gmail, and how it can make your life simpler. In addition, these same tips are also good for Google Apps accounts which many schools and universities are using for their email accounts.
Know of other great posts to help beginners out with ed tech or online tools? Share below so we can add them to the list!