Krebs' Class Blogs

Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

August 5, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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Miss W and Davo the Tasmanian Devil Come to Iowa

From Tasmania to North America

I was so excited to hear that Miss W is coming to Iowa in the fall! She will be bringing a Tasmanian Devil (I think it’s a toy one, though. Maybe real ones are too wild!)

Traveling around North America

Last spring, during the Student Blogging Challenge, some of my students told Miss W about their home towns and how she might like to come and visit! I think she liked the posts, for she is coming to see us early to mid October. around the end of October or the beginning of November.

We can’t wait! We will introduce Miss W and Davo to our youngest students, the future blogging challenge participants! While we wait, you can visit Mr. Devil’s site and participate in some blogging activities.

March 9, 2011
by Denise Krebs
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How to Copy and Paste a Google Doc into Edublogs

We all write pieces at times that we are proud of and want to share on our blogs.  To do that, we have to retype or copy and paste. Some programs copy and paste better than others. Extra code lost in the Walt Disney post...Today we tried copying from a Google Doc and putting it into our blog and disaster struck! Look at this crazy code that barreled its way into Melissa’s blog post.

iProxy-Connection: keep alive Cache-Control: max-age=0

Yeah, whatever! Most of the 7th and 8th graders can relate to this mess!

Here are step-by-step directions to take the writing you have composed on Google Docs and bring it cleanly into Edublogs.

  1. First, copy the work. Use Command-C (Control-C on PCs) Remember: Don’t copy the heading because we don’t publish that on our blog posts.
  2. Next, come to your blog Dashboard and Add New post.
  3. Add the Title.
  4. Then under Visual view, click the colorful button on the far right. It’s called the kitchen sink. About in the middle of the lower toolbar is a button with a T for text–plain text, that is. This “Paste as Plain Text” button is what you need. Click and then Command-V (or Control-V for PCs) and your text will go in. Then click Insert.
  5. Make any extra formatting you wish. Maybe some bolded headings or color changes.
  6. Now in either Visual or HTML, it won’t have all that extra crazy code that gave us fits when we tried to paste it directly into the post.
  7. Going through that one extra step will keep this post having the same nice formatting as all your other blog posts!
  8. Keep up the great blogging!

If you’d rather watch me do it, I’ve made a video showing the steps on my desktop.
Putting a Google Doc into an Edublogs Post

Do I really sound that flaky? (Don’t answer that!)

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