Technology Tips

Uploading a document on Onedrive

  1. If you haven’t already left a comment on the blog, please do so. This gives me your email address, which I must have to set up your blog.
  2. Sign in to Office 365 by using the portal below. Use the following link:
  3. Your user id is “”. Your password is “student.”
  4. Click on “Onedrive”
  5. Click on upload. Find your document in “my documents” or your membory stick, and select it.
  6. Your doc should now be on Onedrive, and you should be able to access it from anywhere.

Video on how to set up your personal blog

To Embed Your Animoto Video

1. Log in to Animoto

2. Go to video preview

3. Click on “Skip and Produce”

4. Click on “More”

5. Go to “Embedded Video

6. Click on “Copy” to copy the code

7. Log in to Bloggerclass

8. Add new post

9. Give your video a title in the title bar (Not just My Media Life!”)

10. Click on “Text” rather than “Visual”

11. Paste in your animoto code

12. Give your video a little intro on the top line of your post. Make sure that it’s not on the same line as your embed code.

13. Save and submit for review.


Make an Animoto Video


To Begin:

  1. Sign up
  2. Log In
  3. Go to
  4. Click “Create”
  5. Choose a style
  6. Click “Create Video”
  7. Click on “Add Text.” Give your video a title.

Gather Your Images:

  1. Go to Creative Commons search:
  2. Find your relevant image.
  3. Click on your image.
  4. Then right-click on the image, and choose “Save image as.” If the image doesn’t have a relevant name, rename it yourself.
  5. Save several images that you plan to use for your video in “My Documents.” It’s a good idea to create a folder to store your images so that they don’t get mixed up with your other documents.
  6. If you wish, you may also use photos that you’ve taken yourself.

Combine Your Images and Words in Animoto:

  1. Click on “Add pictures and Videos.” Then click on “Upload pictures and video.”
  2. Find the image name you’ve chosen in “My Documents,” and double click to load it into your video.
  3. Click under your image, and then click on “Add caption” to add text to your image.
  4. Keep going until you have a nice selection of text and images to explain your idea.
  5. Don’t use too many images, since your video will be only 30 seconds long. Choose the ones that are most relevant to the idea you want to convey.

To Change the Music:

  • If you would like to change the music, click on the musical note just above your slides and click. This will take you to a box that says “Change Music,” where you can sample and change songs. Don’t choose “Upload Songs” unless they are copyright free.


Happy video-making!

Creative Commons Image Search:


How Upload an Image to Your Post

Here is a video I made that reviews how to insert an image to your post:

How to Create a Post

Copyright-free images:

Creative Commons

or do a Google search such as “copyright free images” and “free stock photos”

Finding Creative Commons images

The best option for finding Flickr Creative commons images is to use online tools such as:

  1. Compfight – great for fast searching.
  2. Flickr Blue Mountains
  3. Flickr Storm – ideal if you want to provide a selection of Flickr images on a specific topic for students to choose from.

Other sources of Creative Commons images include:

  1. Wikimedia Commons
  2. Search by Creative Commons

Check out Joyce Valenza’s comprehensive list of Copyright Friendly Images website list.



How to embed a video or cartoon onto your blog.

If you want to include a YouTube video or anything else you’ve created off the internet there are a few steps to take.
1. Have two tabs open on your browser.      

2. Select “new post” in your dashboard of your blog. Make sure you have clicked the HTML button.

3. Go to the site you are wanting to use to copy from and look for a button that says Share. Then click or Embed. If you click on that, you will get a string of ‘code’ (a whole bunch of internet language)

4. Copy this code (there is often a tab that says copy) you may need to highlight it all and then right click and select ‘copy’.

5. Go back to your edublogs file and paste the code into your post. THIS WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU ARE IN HTML format.

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