Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tool ONE Tips

Tool one is setting up your blog and adding an avatar to it. Here are tips to help you through this tool:

Creating your Blog:
1.  After creating your blog in Blogger (through your Google Apps account ONLY), WRITE DOWN the URL and save it somewhere.  Trust me on this.
2.  Follow the instructions on the wiki and send me the COMPLETE URL and Display Name of your blog.
3. I will be copying and pasting whatever you send me in that email so make sure you get it right. Otherwise, your blog will not work and you will not be able to posts won't show up on the wiki.

At this point, you are not finished with Tool One! Please read through the whole thing - you still need to create an avatar and insert it on your blog page. Once you've done that, then you are ready to POST your results/comments about Tool One. Look back at the 11 Tools wiki and answer the

Adding (embedding) your Voki to your blog:
1. Remember, you do not need to register on Voki to make an avatar!
2. Have both your VOKI website and your BLOGGER website open at the same time and make it easy on yourself:
In VOKI website
~ After your VOKI is created, click the "Publish" button.
~ Give your VOKI a title, then SAVE.
~ A box will pop up that says "Your scene has been saved." Click CLOSE.
~ In the right column, there is an "Embed code." Click the blue "Copy" button.
~THis will highlight the embed code.

In BLOGGER website
~Click on your "Dashboard" then click on "Design"
~On the Design page, click on "Add a gadget."
~On "Add a gadget" page, scroll to the "HTML/JavaScript" gadget and click the blue "plus" sign.
~A new box will pop up that says "Configure HTML/JavaScript"
~Type in the title of your VOKI.
~In the big empty box, right-click then left-click "Paste." The embed code from the VOKI website should now fill up that box.
~Click "SAVE."
~View your blog. You should see your VOKI in a few seconds.

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