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As a reminder, Edublogs is a blogging service that is powered by a WordPress engine, but specifically designed for only K-12 students and educators. If you decide to select to create an account with Edublogs and use Edublogs for your blog, here are some resources that may help you in that process. Note that some of these videos provide advanced options that may be of interest to you later in the course, but aren't necessary for you to do at this stage of your blogging journey.

Introduction to Edublogs (1 minute) - This is a blog entry that has an introduction to Edublogs embedded into it. Visit the link and then click on the play button in the bottom left corner of the static video preview image.

Introduction to Edublogs (5 minutes) - A Flash-based video that provides a more detailed introduction to Edublogs. Simply click on the play button to begin the video.

Writing Posts and Pages - A Flash-based video that explains how to add blog entries and static pages to your Edublog. Pages are different than entries because they will always appear in the navigation bar (most people think of them as the static part of your blog or like having a website built into your blog).Simply click on the play button to begin the video.

Customizing Your Design - A Flash-based video that describes how to change the templates and personalize to Edublog . Simply click on the play button to begin the video.

Configuring Your Settings - A Flash-based video that explains all of the features in the SETTING tab of your Edublog. Simply click on the play button to begin the video.

Playing with your Plugins - A Flash-based video that explains all of the features in the PLUGINS tab of your Edublog. This is a feature that you may want to return to later in the course, as it allows you to add a bunch of additional tools to your Edublog that we probably won't be using as a part of this course, but you want be interested in for your own blogging. Simply click on the play button to begin the video.

Managing Users - A Flash-based video that explains how to add and manage users to your blog. This is particularly useful if you will have multiple people who have the ability to add entries (e.g., a class of students who are able to write entries to a single blog). Simply click on the play button to begin the video.

Using the Manage Tab - A Flash-based video that explains all of the features in the MANAGE tab of your Edublog. Simply click on the play button to begin the video.

Note that all of these resources were provided by the Edublogs team. There are likely additional resources that can be found on the web and instructional videos that can be found on YouTube. If there is something you'd like to be able to do with your blog that isn't described in any of these videos, I would suggest conducting both a YouTube search and a general web search to see if someone has already created a how to video or guide.

Once you have created your blog, post your first entry or post. This first entry should tell me and your fellow MOOC participants a little about yourself and why you enrolled in this MOOC.

The last thing you should do is to add the blog address you have chosen for your Twitter account into the "list of participants".