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Adding Bling to your Blog

Top Creative Blogger, Jack Sloan, from Ferry Lane Primary School in London has created this really useful video which takes you through some of the basic cosmetic tweaks such as changing blog themes and headers, adding widgets and traffic counters etc. Absolutely ideal for teachers new to blogging. Thanks, Jack!   Bling Your Blog from […]

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Free Rice

Free Rice is a fantastic website for 3 reasons: It’s fun; It’s educational; Every time you play you donate rice to hungry people around the world through the UN World Food Programme. Originally it was just a great vocabulary game, but now they have added loads of categories to choose from, such as capital cities, […]

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Adding a linked image to a sidebar

Adding a linked image into a sidebar widget: Step 1: Upload an image using the media uploader (Media > Add New) Make sure that the image is no more than 200 pixels wide BEFORE you upload it. Step 2: Copy the file URL of the image you have just uploaded. Step 3: Go to Appearance […]

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A few plugins to try

Plugins are a great way of extending the functionality of your blog and here are a few that you may find useful. For some basic information and some instructions on how to install plugins, read this post. Scissors Scissors is a really useful plugin that gets around the problem of having to resize images prior […]

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Adding a Tag Cloud to Your Blog

I have been using a search engine called Boolify recently. Boolify is actually a Google Custom Search (see this post for more about this), but it is really useful for teaching children how a search engine works by introducing the concept of Boolean logic. In teaching year 6s at a couple of primary schools this […]

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