Friday, September 26, 2008

Block 3 Homework

Please do the following:

1. Comment on your fellow classmates blog. Use the links found below the HLC Logo.

2. Put 10 links on your project blog with at least 3 links to the HLC Home Page,, and Also, all other links must be related to the subject content or link to a HLC affiliate.

3. Please also check your email between to receive further project blog information.

4. Please put the HLC logo on your blog.

5. And finally, remember we are first creating PROJECT BLOGS, then we can do PERSONAL BLOGS.

Kumu Feki

Thursday, September 25, 2008

First Day of Instruction, Block 3

Aloha HLC Bloggers,

The following is information about our class. You may call it a syllabus.

Blog Class (Friday's 8:30am to 11:00am)

Teacher Contact Info:

True Intention of this class:
1. Learn how to create and manage blogs for final products and other use.
2. Learn how to manipulate blog features to create a unique product.
3. Emphasize the importance of content and research management in terms of project-based learning.

Requirements for this class:
1. Create a gmail/google account or already have one.
2. Be willing to learn new things
3. Follow Kumu Feki's instructions

Overarching Blog Principles:
1. Most of your needs are visible, you just need to see it.
2. Content First, Presentation Second.
3. Clicking red boxes with x's on it is dangerous

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Post About Adding Music to your Site

Here is more info:

Enjoy and Blog Responsibly!

How to Add a Picture to Your Blog Background

Taken From:

Mar 24, 2007
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Background Image for Blogger Template

With this guide, you would be able to add a background image or picture to your Blog, customize the position of your image, and have a static background image that stays in place when you scroll through the contents of your blog.

You will need to create an image. Find a picture you like. If you need a free photo editing tool, you can either search the net for one or use Google's Photo Editing Software Picasa. You can also use a small tile-size image which can be repeated so as to cover the entire page. Try not to have an image file that is too large as your page may take a little longer to load.

After creating a picture, you will need to upload it onto a free picture host. You can read about using free hosts like Google Page Creator and Google Groups. We have also a rather comprehensive list of free Image Hosts and File Hosting Services in our article on Manage Blogger Image Storage Space. Check out those sites and choose one that is fast, reliable and enables hotlinking to the uploaded files. Take note of the picture URL.

Next, log in to your dashboard layout; under Template -> Edit HTML, scroll to where you see this:-

(the rest trucated)

How to Add Music

Aloha HLC Bloggers,

In response to some comments on how to place music on your blog here is the following:

1. You can look for gadgets when you go to the Layout feature.


2. You can follow this information from

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fourth Day in Class...


Today we will finish up our project blog. And coming very soon will be a rubric for all HLC Project Blogs. All HLC Bloggerz need to make sure that they have all the elements in the HLC Blog Standards document which was emailed to you a few weeks ago. If you do not have it, send me an email requesting the aforementioned document.

Our schedule is as follows:

8:30am Blog Time
9:00am Break
9:15am Blog Time
10:00am Break
10:15am Blog Time
11:15am Pau ka Papa

I will only be addressing questions that are sent to my email address even during class time.

Kumu Feki

Friday, September 12, 2008

Third day of class


Today is another great day to work on your project. Please check your email and see if you have received the blog calendar and blog standards. I want each of you to follow it and this is what will get you credit for doing your blog.


- I want at least 5 good posts with about two paragraphs in them. Posts are the main features of blogs. Blog is actually short for weblog, so a blog is actually a type of journal.

- I want at least 10 pictures on your blog

- I also want a bunch of links. Links are the things you click on to take you to another website or blog. You must have links to the HLC homepage, our HLC Bloggerz blog, and a bunch of other ones.

- The base credit hours for this course is .10, but you can get more if you come and talk to me about how much time you are going to spend on your project blog.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Second Day of Class

Aloha HLC Bloggerz,

Today we will practice creating academic blogs. Your main reference will be the Academic Blog Standards document that was emailed to you. Please refer to it today to create a blog for your Block 2 project.

8:30am - Start Creating Project Blog
?:??am - Break to be determined by Kumu Feki
10:50am - Begin presentations of Academic Blogs
11:15am - Pau/Lunch

If you want more than .1 credits for this course, you need to come and talk to me and present what you plan to do to merit this credit.

Kumu Feki

A Blog? Blogging??? What is that?

A Blog? Blogging??? What is that?
A must-read to learn how to blog! (click icon)