We are pleased to announce a series of blog workshops for Northwest based bloggers. The topics covered are areas that we don’t usually have time to go into on normal in school training so will hopefully appeal to those bloggers who are wanting to advance their skills.
All courses will take place at the training suite of Access Area Ltd in Bamber Bridge south of Preston. It is just off the M6 and clos to the M61 junction so is an ideal location for anyone based in the Northwest. The courses will run from 9:30 until 12 and refreshments will be provided (not lunch). Bring a laptop with you and a tablet if you have one (note, if you can only bring one device, bring a laptop in preference to a tablet).
We will be using WordPress as the blog platform for these courses.
Access Area Ltd
Unit 14 South Preston Office Village,
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/aX2TN (if you know the area, turn right at the Sainsbury’s superstore if you are coming from the motorway)
Workshop 1, Thursday 21st November
Lesson ideas and activities for bloggers. A session full of practical ideas, useful tools and apps and a question and answer session. Ideal for someone new to blogging or someone that needs to refresh their skills.
Workshop 2, Thursday 28th November
Advanced blogging skills. If you are confident with the basics of blogging you might want to move to the next stage with this workshop. We will cover the use of advance plugins such as the Ultimate Category Excluder plugin which allows you to manage the content on your blog’s homepage; the Easy Blogging plugin; how to create custom menus and more.
Workshop 3, Thursday 5th December
Blogging with Flickr*. Flickr is a very popular an powerful photo hosting service which adds a whole new dimension to blogging. The course will cover how to organise images in Flickr with tags and sets; how to upload to Flickr using the Flickr app; how to create Flickr slideshows for your blog; Flickr search tools; how children can use Flickr in conjunction with Easy Blogging and more.
*Note: make sure you have set up a Flickr account for your class before the course and install the Flickr app on your mobile device.
Workshop 4, Thursday 12th December
Managing a blogsite as your school website. More and more of our customers are suing their blogs as websites. This course will cover how to use the Time.ly event calendar plugin; how to manage menus; how to embed policies and prospectuses etc and the best way of publishing school newsletters.