Welcome to Edublogs!
This page explains how to sign up and register for your blog. Please check out our guide for a general overview of Edublogs.
Please refer to adding a new site if you have an existing Edublogs username.
1. Go to Edublogs.org homepage.
2. Enter your username, password and click Sign up.
- Refer to these tips for choosing usernames.
- Record your username and password in a safe location.
3. On the next page select which best describes you.
4. Add your email address (optional for student).
5. Add your blog title and blog URL.
6. Select the type of blog you want to create.
7. Select ‘I agree to terms of service’ and ‘I’m not a robot’.
8. Click ‘Create a Blog‘
9. Click “Go to Dashboard” to access the dashboard of your blog.
- Record your username, password and blog URL in a safe location.
Use only lowercase letters and numbers, with no spaces, in your username.
Your username is what you use to sign into your blog dashboard and is displayed on posts and comments you write.
While you can’t change your username, you can change how your name is displayed on posts and comments.
Most teachers don’t allow students to use first and last name online, so model this by using display names like Miss W or Mrs. Waters.
Blog URL Tips
Your blog URL can’t be changed once created. If you want to change it you will need to create a new blog.
During the creation of your blog you’ll have to select a blog URL (this is your blog domain. When you want others to visit your blog you give them the URL link of your blog. For example, the URL for the Teacher Challenge blog is http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/
Think carefully about your blog URL.
Once your blog has an established audience you’re less likely to want to change your blog URL. Ideally you want to keep your blog URL short, easy to remember and suitable to be reused for several years.
A simple option is to use your name in the blog URL as these educators did:
- Mr. Baldock’s Class blog (http://mrbaldock.edublogs.org)
- Mr. Salsich’s Class blog (http://jmsalsich.edublogs.org/)
Alternatively, use something unique that has meaning like:
Blog Title Tips
Your blog title is one of the first things a reader sees when visiting your blog. Choose a name that reflects the purpose of your class blog and your students can relate to.
But don’t stress too much! You can always change your blog title any time via Settings > General in your dashboard.
Check out the following blog lists for ideas of blog titles other educators have used: