Thursday, June 20, 2013

How to Use Blogsy

Welcome to Blogsy!

Let's get started.
  1. Set up your blog by going to the Settings Menu → Service Settings. Then choose your blog platform and fill in your information.
  2. Tap on the Post Info. button to get to all post information.
  3. Tap on the Plus button to start a new post or open a local draft.
  4. Tap on the Online button to open an online post in Blogsy to edit.
If you would like to Edit HTML or need to paste embed codes then just swipe with three fingers across the screen to flip to the HTML side.
Here's a quick overview pointing out where to go to do all the things you want to do.

How-To Videos and How-To Guide

To get more information about how to use Blogsy go to "Settings" → "How-To Videos" or "How-To Guide".

Friday, June 14, 2013

TV Special: TED Talks Education

As I sit home on my first day off work from my summer school position, I decide to browse the Internet to seek new connections for the upcoming ISTE conference.  I run across TED talks (I really like TED) and notice a series on how can we create an education system that works for kids, instead of against them? There are eight individual speakers who all have a background in teaching or educational leadership.  They all address different issues we face in our schools. 

This was my goal for the day and now I am way off track.   But I am rejuvenated about my choice to be a teacher. Sometimes, all it takes is little encouragement from like minded people to remind me that teaching is a most rewarding job.  When we keep in mind who and why we teach, nothing but positive relationships, academic success, and responsible citizenship can prevail. 

 I love what I do even though it is not viewed as the most glamorous  career in the U.S.  I know my influence will touch more lives than most people can count friendships. 

I took about an hour to watch and listen to all the speakers. 
My favorite speaker is Rita Pierson.  "Every kid needs a champion." Below is a link to the entire program. 

TV Special: TED Talks Education 

Enjoy the program and take time to listen to John Legend sing "True Colors."