Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Setting up Pages on my Blog.
My blog now has two extra pages. When I began the teacher blogging challenge I had no About Me page, nor did I have a contact form. I see these two new pages as being obvious ones for any blog. Now it is going to take me awhile to think of what other pages I need or want to add. Hence the Martin Luther King quote, in honour of the date yesterday/today!
I did have a brief About Me on the sidebar. I have done a little spring cleaning to that. I have changed the words About Me, to read Welcome. I have also shortened what I have placed there. Instead I now have a full About Me page. I have chosen a few photos that give a brief overview. I note to myself that I prefer to be behind a camera, rather than in front of it. This year I think I will make sure that I get some more, so I can put a few of me in the classroom, into my About Me page.
I did some thinking about a Contact Me Form and decided to give it its own page. To have this somewhere on my blog is important. Last year I missed a comment from a teacher who was inviting our class to join The Bloggers Cafe. We had skyped earlier in the year, and H Miller was inviting us to some more collaboration through this blog. I missed the comment of invitation, it went straight to spam and I only found it a few weeks ago. Fortunately we can join in this year, but I can see that a Contact form is vital.
On my classroom page, pages were made naturally as the need arose, over the last few years. I think it will be more difficult to decide the other pages on my teacher blog. I have a few ideas, possibly a page on the kinds of tools I have explored in my class. Another page could contain my goals for 2011 and so on. I think both those pages would be of benefit because it would either strike a spark for other teachers that they might try something similar. Or they may have some pertinent advice to give that would save me a lot of mucking around in my learning. Self taught is great, but sometimes not the most economical!
Image: 'El cañon del Antilope, Antelope canyon.'