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Monday, May 24, 2010

Tool #1 - New to blogging

I have had a little bit of practice with blogging before, so setting up this blog wasn't too painful. I had a lot of fun decorating and playing with my Voki avatar. I might still change her some more, but after an hour of playing I just HAD to move on to the next step. One drawback I noticed in setting up these accounts is that there are a lot of accounts, usernames, and passwords to keep track of in this process.

I could see myself using a blog like this to keep in touch with my students' parents about upcoming concerts and music events at the school. I could also post pictures of concerts and events that are finished. In the classroom, I could have students create videos to post on the blog. Videos could be anything from Animoto slide-shows of our concerts to creating their own opera.

Students could read the blog and post comments at any time about pictures or events that they see posted.


  1. Sounds like you have some good plans for using a blog with your students.

    Yes, keeping up with accounts can be a nuisance. There are online record keepers or maybe even a little note book? Try to use the same email as much as possible and keep the password to one if possible or slight variations that are easy to remember.

  2. Keeping up with parents and sharing current music-related events is a great idea to keep parents and students abreast of "happenings" in the community. Here, students can continue to be creative by posting their latest real-world experiences!

  3. Kristi, love your avatar's bright pink hair!

  4. Kristi,
    I'm password challenged. In my old age my memory just doesn't seem to have the same verve as in my younger days. So...I have two strategies.
    1. I have a little black book of passwords in which I keep all logins, user names, passwords, etc.
    2. I use the same screen name/user name for everything and then I have 3 very strong passwords that I use for personal, school, social networking. It's working so far.

  5. Krist, I just wanted to let you know of 2 blogs I have come across today that you might enjoy:

  6. Kristi, Welcome to MWE. I look forward to meeting you soon. You will enjoy being a part of our family.
    I too have a small composition book of passwords.

  7. Thanks guys. It sounds like a little book of accounts and passwords is the way to go. I just hope I never lose the book! Mrs. Peterson I will check out those websites.

  8. Hi Kristi,
    If you own an I-Phone or other smart phone then you can download an application that will contain all of your passwords and usernames. it's a great help. I have all of mine always at the touch of my hand. I also don't worry about losing it since all of my information is backed up online. I hope this helps.


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