Year End Update Program 2016

We are delighted to announce dates for our annual year end update courses. These are both popular and important courses for school bloggers as they allow you to get your class blogs, teacher logins and children logins organised for the new school year with an expert on hand to guide you through the process. It is important to note that your annual hosting fee does not include setting up blogs and logins for September.

There are 3 options for setting up your blogs for next year:

  1. Work through the step-by step year end guide yourself – link here (free, just your time)
  2. Attend a course (£75)
  3. Book John to do the updates for you (£250 + travel, or £350 if including a refresher staff meeting)

Auto Updating Your Blog

In the last year we have been trying lots of different tools to explore ways that you can update your blog automatically from lots of different sources such as Twitter, Instagram, Audioboom etc. These tools and methods have the capability of saving lots of teacher time as well as making your blog a much more effective communication tool. To share these skills the morning of the update day will be used to demonstrate how simple it is to integrate your blog with a wide range of social media and other tools.

Course Dates

Friday 17th June, Berkshire     Manor Primary School, Reading

Tuesday 22nd June, Wigan, venue TBC

Friday 24th June, West Yorkshire     Enquire Learning Trust, Wakefield (limited availability as ELT schools take precedence)

Monday 27th June, London     West Thornton Academy, Croydon

Monday 11th July, Notts     Haggonfields Primary School, Worksop

Tuesday 12th July, Manchester     Chorlton Park Primary, Manchester

Wednesday 13th July,  Newcastle-upon-Tyne   Benton Park Primary, Newcastle

Demand permitting we may run some courses in September, too.

Course Agenda

Morning Session – 9:30am – 12:00pm

How to automate adding content to your blog including:

  • Posting pictures to your blog using Twitter and Instagram;
  • Posting updates from a school Facebook page;
  • Posting video from Vimeo and audio from Audioboom;
  • How to integrate Flickr using the Slickr Flickr plugin;
  • How to use the Autoblog plugin;
  • How to use Gravity Forms (time permitting)

Afternoon Session – 1pm – 3:30pm

Setting up your blogs for the new school year.

 

Booking

To book a place or places on one of our courses, or to book a half day update consultancy please fill in the form below.

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