Tuesday, October 9, 2012

REMINDER! Oct Mini Workshop TONIGHT 7pm ET

Hi All,
Just wanted to remind everyone about our Mini-Workshop tonight at 7pm ET (6pm CT, 4pm PT).

To-Dos before the session:
- Complete the Buttons assignment on the October 2012 Mini Workshop Page - Post your work! 
- Join us for a Live Q&A TONIGHT! October 9, 2012 from 7-8 PM EST (6-7 CT, 4-5 PT), in our Virtual Classroom

- Win Prizes for your participation! Flash software, drawing tablets, gift certificates and more. Click here for all the details. 

Hope to see everyone there!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Blogger Notice!

Teachers, have you tried to edit your students' blogs, but realized you cannot click on their posts? Don't panic, we have a fix for you! When students add their teachers as authors to their blogs, they are defaulted as Authors. This means that they can create and delete their own posts on the blog, but not the posts of the student. In order for teachers to be able to edit their students' blog posts, they need to have their students go back to the Permissions settings and change the teachers from Authors to Admin.

Here is how you do it:
Under Settings > Basic - in the section called Permissions, set the Permission for the teacher's account from "Author" to "Admin".

Don't know what I'm talking about? Then please check out this post on our revamped Knowledge Base of the Help Desk!

Happy Blogging!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Calling All Globaloria Girls!

Know an outstanding Globaloria girl? Encourage her to apply for the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing, which honors high-school women active in technology. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

Prizes include:  
  • $500
  • Laptop computer  
  • Engraved award (for student & for school)
  • All expenses-paid trip to awards ceremony 
The application deadline is October 31! Find application details online, or email kara@worldwideworkshop.org for more information.