Today I gave over a few hours of computer suite time to get all of p6/7 set up with their own blog. After a few network and password issues we seem to have been reasonably successful.
Before we went to the computer suite I gave out preprepared cards with each pupils glow login and given password. We then discussed the requirements for a new Glow password and gave the children time to think about what they wanted and then they wrote it down on their card. This meant they had all the information they needed directly to hand. Of course when 25 children all tried to login to Glow and change their password all at the same time our network went phut so we needed a slightly more considered approach. Over the course of the rest of the day we got everyone logged in, password changed, blog webpart added to their My Glow and a beginning of their first blog posts as well as a discussion about the purpose of their blog ie as an extension of their learning log and a chance to reflect on their learning.
Feeling pretty tired now though, only a “Meet the Teacher” night to go before I get home!