The simplicity is most amazing. (I think I just figured out how to move my trailer into a tight camping space.)
Try the following suggestions to increase your daily intake of news feeds.
- Surf the latest headlines from all over the world. Results are based on google search rankings, the larger the font –> the more hits in google, I recall. Headlines link to an array of news organizations.
- Aggregate a few headlines from, say, cbc.ca/rss in your own blog sidebar.
- Create your own online newsreader at bloglines.com or google reader.
Add your own suggested news feeds or feed aggregators in a comment or trackback here.
CBC RSS feeds. Browse the many RSS feed categories. Select at least one to be added to your blog’s sidebar.
- Copy(right-click or control-click) a feed url from CBC RSS feeds.
- Go to Dashboard–>Presentation–>Sidebar Widgets–>Add RSS widgets.
- Drag RSS widget to your sidebar.
- Paste the url into the RSS widget.
- Save and view site.
Gallery2 integration works, mostly. Well the sidebar and full page embedding works, more to come. Activate WPG2 by pointing it to http://stjschool.org/gallery2/ and it should autodetect the rest. Then place the STJ Galley widget in your sidebar.
Subscribe2 allows you to email, automagically, site updates(a new post for example) to your subscribers. A new Subscribe link appears in your footer.
Or rather, Audio in Posts.
They’re not iTunesey podcasts, yet, but they’re simple enough.
Your mp3 file must be less than 2MB and uploaded to your blog in the normal way.
Go find the menu in Dashboard–>Options–>Audio Player.
Read the check boxes, the third check box will automagically change your mp3 links in your posts to embedded flash players. Easy-peezy.
Look at wmcauley’s mp3 links.
Start a new blog.
Parse your etext into manageable chunks and insert into your blog.
Add graphics and organizers. Edit theme. Voila.
Look at Castle of Otranto and The Jesuit Relations and the History of New France as examples.
Search for works by the following at Gutenberg:
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Chesterton, G. K
De la Mare, Walter
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Haggard, H. Rider
Henty, G. A.
Jerome, Jerome K.
Maugham, W. Somerset
Maupassant, Guy de
McClung, Nellie L.
Montgomery, L. M.
Moore, Clement Clarke
Oppenheim, E. Phillips
Scott, Walter, Sir
Shaw, George Bernard
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Thackeray, William Makepeace
Wells, H. G.
Wodehouse, P. G.
Yonge, Charlotte Mary
Look for the Quick SMS widget on any theme that has sidebar widgets. Mine works(vmobile.ca). I need someone to verify that the Telus Mobility widget works, too. If your provider is not listed, and you want it, let me know. Receiving texts messages on my cell phone, for me, is free. It’s sending them that costs me a dime. How much is Telus to send/receive? The Quick SMS widget lets me send at no cost. You can put any number(10 digits), so behave. Enjoy, report abuses to me.
Blog an online research about a song that relates to Heather’s workshop(s) about:
- Domestic Violence
- Getting Along
- Lyrics, portions cut’pasted with hyperlink to source.
- What is going on in the song?
- What is the message the artist is trying to send?
- How do you feel about this message?
- How does it focus on the workshop topics?
3. Composer, performer, dates, album art, awards.
4. History, background, items/ideas of interest
5. Hyperlink all sources.
6. Add to Assessment Data Spreadsheet and apply Critical Thinking rubric (1-4)
7. Moderate three comments on your own. Leave plenty of comments, at least three, on other iblog.stjschool.org blogs.