A lot of students have been changing their theme this year only to discover that the meta widget (the little widget that helps you log in) has “disappeared!” Well the good news is, it hasn’t actually disappeared and there is a way to get it back.
First, you need to know:
Each theme comes with it’s default widgets – that means all themes start off with certain widgets automatically when you switch to a different theme. Sometimes the default widgets do NOT include a meta widget.
If your meta widget has “disappeared”:
Type the url of your blog into the address bar: (I’ll use my URL as an example) https://blogs.isb.ac.th/chrissyh
Add /wp-admin to the end of the url so it now looks like this: https://blogs.isb.ac.th/chrissyh/wp-admin
You should now be able to log into the backend of your blog.
Go to Appearance, then widgets
Find the Meta widget and drag it back onto the sidebar
Remember to click save
You should be able to see the Meta widget on the frontend of your blog again! See? I told it was easy!
ISB will be closed Thursday 20th October and Friday 21st October 2011. All classroom blogs will activate a Virtual School Blog Post by 9am, Thursday morning. Each blog can be accessed via our Inside ISB Elementary Blog.
Click on your child’s classroom teacher’s name on the right hand side of the Inside ISB Elementary Blog front page.
There are also plenty of links to a wide variety of websites full of activities and games for learning on our Home Learning Links page on Inside ISB Elementary.
What did you think? It was pretty awesome wasn’t it? Do you think we could make something similar for our parents?
How do you think MJGDS students put this together?
How much did they prepare before filming?
What do you think they prepared before filming? During filming? After filming?
What would we have to do to make our video just as good?
Could all the grades work on one video together or do we need a video for every grade?
These instructions are only if you need to download creative commons images to your desktop to use in another programme on your computer – such as KeyNote, PowerPoint, iMovie, Word, SMARTNotebook etc.
(These instructions refer specifically to PowerPoint, but can be applied to other programmes.)
Open Firefox. Type this URL in the address – compfight.com
Type in your search word (keyword) and click search
VERY IMPORTANT! (see arrows for the settings)
Make sure Creative Commons, Safe Search & Show originals are black (not blue) Don’t click on the Shutterstock images (on the right-hand side) they aren’t free!
Click on the image you like (a new tab will open).
Click on the Action button; scroll down to View all sizes.
Make sure the size is at least 600 x 600 (or bigger). Sometimes it’s called the Large or the Original size
Click on the Download link.
VERY IMPORTANT STEP
This dialogue box will open:
Make sure the dot is in the “Open with” circle. Click OK. WAIT for the photo to open.
Click File, scroll down to click on Save As …
Rename the file (what is the photo?). Make sure you keep the .jpg (file extension).
Save to Desktop. Click Save.
Close the photo file & the download box but DO NOT close Firefox
Use the back button on Firefox.
Highlight and copy (command c) the URL of the image you have used.
Use the F3 key on the keyboard to find your PowerPoint.
Paste the URL on the last slide. (Attribution Slide)
Use the F3 key to go back to the flickr page.
Find the name of the owner of the image. (top right hand side)
Write that name on the PowerPoint slide too. (see below)
Remember – proper Attribution (giving credit to the owner of a piece of work) means:
Write down their Name (either Real Name or Online Name)
Include a link (URL) to where you found their work