Finding your Blogging Platform Link
- Firstly, you will need to locate your blogging platform within your school website. This can usually be found under the pupil navigation menu as shown below.
How to access the Blogging Platform for Teachers and Pupils
- Once having clicked the Blog, you will be taken to the homepage of the blogging platform which will open in a new window. In the top left-hand corner, you will see a menu button.
- Click the menu button and then select the relevant option.
- You will see the below screen. You will need to select which class you are associated with from the drop-down list and enter your unique username and password. Should this be the first time you have ever accessed the blogging platform, just your username and password will be needed, and this will have been provided to you upon the set-up of the blog.
- Click the blue ‘log in’ button, you will then be taken to the main home screen of the blog. This area will list all your class and teacher blogs that have been set up within the platform along with showing you the very latest blog posts that have been created.
- The below screen print will automatically show once you have selected Pupil option from the Menu button. The pupils can only access the blogging platform once they have been created within the blog as users of a particular class.
Please take a look at the next section on managing your admin area and the children and class tabs for this set-up.
- The pupil will have their own emoji password which is automatically generated within the platform.
- The emoji password itself will always consist of four emojis. If the pupil has forgotten their emoji password, you will need to sign in as the ‘Teacher’ and reset this password for them in the ‘Manage Children’ tab. Once you have pressed the word ‘Reset’ four new emojis will then be visible.
- To help everyone remember passwords in an easier way, there is also a ‘Print Passwords’ button. When clicked this will allow you to have all passwords on one document, which you can either keep yourself as the teacher or you can use the dotted lines to cut these out and pop in a safe environment for the child to have access to, such as their personal diary or homework book. Please note, that you must tick the box for either the individual child for it to appear on the printout or you can tick the select all button for all children in that class.
- When clicking to reset a child’s password, you are prompted with the above modal window to check you are resetting the correct child and you can then press the Reset password button. You can see from the below screen print, that we now have four new emojis set for Adam Teacher, and they are different to the print above. You will also briefly see a green bar under the tabs to confirm the success of the reset.