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Student blogs and email

In 3/4 all students have acces to their own email account and will create their own blog site to share their work and begin to create a safe and technologically aware online presence.

To access your email, click on this link:

You will need to enter your username and password- If you’ve forgotten it, just ask Ant.

To access your blog you click on your name on the class list blog roll on the right of the page



If you don’t wish to leave this site right click and open your site in a new tab.

To log into your blog most of your user names are your first name and 2013 or 2014 combined (depending on the year you created your blog). To get your password go to your student email. You will have received an email giving you these details. Please do not delete this email in case you forget your password at any time. If you change your password (most of you will) please write it in a safe place and give me a copy of it too.

I look forward to seeing the wonderful work that you will post in on your blog to share with other students, your family and the wider global community.


Tips for blogging

 “Blogging is about reading, thinking, and responding.”

Blogs have an About page. Your ‘About page” is like meeting someone for the first time in a new class. Tell them a bit about who you are and your interests. Also share the reasons for the blog (Why have you been given individual blogs rather than staying with the class one?).Think about who is your intended audience for your ‘About page’? Your students, parents/family, or to help connect with other classes?

Remember you need to be Internet savvy — follow all your teacher’s guidelines!

* Only ever use your first name * Never use any other student’s last name * Never post personal information such as your home phone number, home address, e-mail address * Remember online is forever – Don’t write anything you wouldn’t say to your grandmother * Don’t write anything that could hurt anyone else * Don’t post photos or videos of yourself unless your teacher and parents have given you permission

Leaving Comments


 As Kathleen Morris points out on her blog  ”There is no denying that students get a lot more out of blogging when they receive comments. Comments provide feedback, encouragement, advice, positive reinforcement, learning, conversation and new ways of thinking among other things.“ Her site lists 12 Tips for attracting comments to your class or student blogs, it’s well worth a look.

When commenting on this blog there are a few guidelines we’d like people to follow. These are also relevant to my students when commenting on the blogs they encounter.

  • Please keep all comments relevant to the original post. Be constructive and aim to add meaningful information on the topic.
  • Be respectful, think about the author and the purpose of their post. If you disagree with something someone has posted offer some suggestions. Try to make a personal connections to what the author wrote (text to self).
  • Don’t share personal information (about yourself or others). When posting a comment don’t post your last name and your email addresses will only be visible to myself.
  • If you are an MPPS student commenting on another student’s posts remember that your comments should be about your response to their writing, include writing advice and relate to what’s happening in the class. As a guide refer to the 6 traits of writing to shape your comments. Example 1, example 2
  • Finally if one of the posts on this blog , or on one of our student blogs, does attract your attention please take the time to leave a comment. It would be nice for them to know their thoughts and opinions have sparked your interest. Also its just nice to say hello!

Have we left anything out? Do you have any suggestions?


Exporting your blog when you have finished the end of year 6

When you get to the end of year 6, your school blog will need to be shut down. However, you may not want to lose all the work you’ve done.

Exporting the content from your blog is easy-just follow these steps:

  1. Go to your dashboard
  2. Scroll down the left-side menu to ‘Tools’ and click on ‘export’
  3. Once in, make sure the choice ‘All content’ is chosen, and click ‘Download export file’
  4. This file will save to your downloads folder as ‘yourblogname.wordpress.thedate.xml
  5. Google ‘WordPress’ and go to
  6. Choose ‘getting started’ and follow the prompts to start your own free blog (you will need a current non-school email address for this).
  7. When you have made your new WordPress blog, scroll down the left-side menu to ‘Settings’ and scroll down the settings page to ‘site tools’ and click on ‘Import’.
  8. Choose to import from WordPress (the first choice) and click ‘start import’
  9. Then all you need to do is drag and drop the file you exported from your school blog earlier into the place on the WordPress page and follow the directions.
  10. All your posts and pages are now saved to this new blog and you can take it from there!

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