A quick start guide to J2Webby
What is J2Webby?
J2Webby offers a simple but safe way of publishing children’s work online.
- J2Webby harnesses the power of the most popular website creation and blogging site in the world (Wordpress).
- However Just2easy we have removed the complexity that you do not need and added in some eSafety and other features that you do need.
- The result is teachers can concentrate on being creative with their class, not the technology.
How does it work?
When a child publishes their work created in either J2e or JIT – it first is held in ‘moderation’ in J2 Webby for the teacher to check before the teacher decides if it should be publically available on the school J2Webby publishing site.
How do I get to it?
Visit the 'Blogs' Section at: http://newton.j2webby.com/
How can a pupil share their work?
The pupil clicks the ‘blog’ button to send their J2E or JIT file to the teacher moderation area for checking in J2Webby.
When the teacher has checked and approved the file – it will appear on the schools J2Webby publishing site.
It is important to point out, that due to the potentially high volume of work produced by pupils at home, teachers will primarily moderate pupils' work on its level of appropriateness for the school J2Webby, and thus aim to approve and publish work promptly, as to maintain pupil motivation. This will inevitable lead to some of our children’s work being published with occasional spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors.
Where tasks are teacher directed e.g. homework or classwork, they will be marked with constructive feedback, in line with the school marking policy.
How can others comment on my work?
After the JIT or J2E file has been approved by the teacher in J2Webby – anyone viewing the publishing site for the school can comment on any blog posting.
The actual comments themselves will not be published until the teacher has checked and approved them in J2Webby.
This is an excellent facility for engaging parents in their children’s work and promoting home / school communication, but in a controlled online environment.