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Scoilnet Blogs is a service provided to schools as part of the [http://www.ncte.ie/Broadband/ Schools Broadband programme].
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Scoilnet Blogs is a service provided to schools as part of the [http://www.pdsttechnologyineducation.ie/en/Technology/Schools-Broadband/].
 
   
 
   
It is a free, high-quality blog service that allows schools to host their blog for free on the Schools Broadband Network. To apply for Blog Hosting for your school please see the steps on http://www.ncte.ie/Broadband/Webhosting-Blogging.
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It is a free, high-quality blog service that allows schools to host their blog for free on the Schools Broadband Network. To apply for Blog Hosting for your school please see the steps on http://www.pdsttechnologyineducation.ie/en/Technology/Webhosting-blogging/.
  
To support schools, the NCTE also runs the following course entitled, [http://www.ncte.ie/courses 'Creating your School’s Website using Scoilnet Blogs'].
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To support schools, PDST Technology in Education funds courses on blogging, and on Scoilnet Blogs in particular, which may be available via your local education centre. Contact your local education centre to request more information and book a place. Check out http://teachercpd.ie/ for online courses on webhosting and blogging.  
  
 
See [[Updated_Webhosting_And_Blogs|Recently Updated School Websites and Blogs]]
 
See [[Updated_Webhosting_And_Blogs|Recently Updated School Websites and Blogs]]

Revision as of 09:36, 17 April 2014

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Scoilnet Blogs

Scoilnet Blogs is a service provided to schools as part of the [1].

It is a free, high-quality blog service that allows schools to host their blog for free on the Schools Broadband Network. To apply for Blog Hosting for your school please see the steps on http://www.pdsttechnologyineducation.ie/en/Technology/Webhosting-blogging/.

To support schools, PDST Technology in Education funds courses on blogging, and on Scoilnet Blogs in particular, which may be available via your local education centre. Contact your local education centre to request more information and book a place. Check out http://teachercpd.ie/ for online courses on webhosting and blogging.

See Recently Updated School Websites and Blogs

See Good Practice Note – School Websites, Photographs and Data Protection Issues.

Basics

What is a Blog? Have a look at what Wikipedia says about Blogs here.

Blog Design
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Scoilnet Blogs are built using WordPress MU

WordPress

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it. Click here to learn more about WordPress, this is optional, see below to get started with your scoilnet blog.

Creating your Scoilnet Blog

You can create your Blog through Web Hosting Account Settings.

Accessing your Scoilnet Blog

  • You should replace school1 with your school's Online Name.
  • Your username and password are the same you use to upload your Website.
School's Online Name school1
Blog URL http://school1.scoilnet.ie/blog
Login to your Blog http://school1.scoilnet.ie/blog/wp-login.php


Note: You must create your Blog before it will be visible. You can create your Blog through Web Hosting Account Settings.

Using your Blog

Information about using your blog can be found here or you can review Introduction to Blogging from Web 2.0 for Learning Module 2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blogs FAQ