Wednesday, July 22, 2009

How to Sign Up As a Follower, Stop Following This Blog, or Changing Your Name

How to become a follower
  1. Click the Follow button. A 'Follow Geometry' dialog box opens.
  2. Click Google or Yahoo! whichever is your email address account. A new dialog box opens.
  3. Type your desired name in the 'Name' textbox. Formal names only please.
  4. Choose either 'Follow publicly' or 'Follow privately.'
  5. Click ‘More options.’ A new dialog box opens. Here you may edit your profile, etc.
  6. Click ‘Edit basic information’ and type your desired name again. You may opt to leave the ‘About Me’ textbox blank. Then click the ‘Save ‘ button.
  7. Finally, click the Follow button.
How to stop following the blog
  1. Click ‘Sign in.’ A dialog box opens. Click Google or Yahoo! Follow the directions. You will be told to sign in to your email account.
  2. The dialog box closes and your picture in ‘Followers’ sidebar in the Geometry blog appears highlighted. Click ‘Options.’ If another dialog box opens instead, go to Step 4.
  3. Click "Site settings" A Geometry Settings dialog box opens.
  4. Click ‘More options.’
  5. Click ‘Stop following this site.’ A ‘Stop Following Geometry’ dialog box opens.
  6. Click the ‘Stop Following’ button.
How to change your ‘follower name’
If your name appears to be in random letters and numbers, you must sign in to change your name. Click ‘Sign in’ and follow Steps 2 to 7 in ‘How to become a follower.’

Followers not showing up in Internet Explorer
There are times that the Followers widget will not show up in Internet Explorer. I recommend you switch browsers to Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, or any other browsers.

Sometimes the issue of Followers widget not showing up is a matter of allowing the browser to finish loading the page.

If all else fails
Go to Blogger Help.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Internet Safety

avatarIf today is Wednesday July 15th 2009, then you are probably one of my students in Geometry III - St. Augustine.

Here is an advice for you and to all CST students.
  1. This site is not a chat room. This site is NOT Friendster or any other social network!
  2. Do not divulge your full name or personal profile when commenting. Identification by first name only is accepted here.
  3. Do not write your email address when posting or commenting.
  4. Use a formal and proper email address. No to or I will ban you from this site if you use such email addresses.
  5. If you are interested to be a Follower, use pictures that are low in quality—probably less than 2kb in size. Use of decent avatars is recommended (see the picture above).
  6. Btw, you are not allowed to chat here. You may exchange information through commenting without limit as long as it is relevant to the post or to your classroom activities.
  7. Post comments and suggestions not related to a particular post in the Mini Forums. See left sidebar.
  8. Your comments are to be filtered by your teacher.
  9. Finally, visit the following sites: Internet Safety for Parents, Safe Surfing Tips for Teens, FBI Publications - A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety