Step 2, setting up the look of your blog…

You will notice that each blog has a different look.

The backgrounds, color, text, layout, and contents of the sidebar (the narrow column on the right or left) are different on different blogs. The way to control this in edublogs is in with a theme.

Here are the steps:

  1. To change your theme, you will need to get into the editing area of your blog.
    • Login to edublogs, and go to your blog site. 
    • Go down to Meta on the sidebar and select Site Admin.
    • Once there, click on the Presentation menu at the top.
  2. From here, you will be able to see all of the different types of themes available to you. I would suggest you start with the following themes because of their flexibility and ease of use:
    • Andreas09 (my class blog, and edublog tutorials use it)
    • Almost Spring (this site uses it)
    • Leto Prime (Blogwalker uses it)
    • Simpla
    • Freshy is VERY flexible, but has a continental dating convention (day, month, year) which may be confusing to students who are learning the U.S. dating standard (month, day, year).
    • The default template is nice, plain, and reasonably flexible.

Now you are ready to customize your sidebar.

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