Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tech Tip Tuesday ~ HTML for a Hot Link Tutorial



Hey guys!

Today's Tech Tip Tuesday is another video tutorial because I'm having so much fun using my technology to make these technology tip tutorials.  :)

Today's topic is using html code to leave a hot link in a blog comment.  This is a great way for others to quickly and easily access your blog or website simply by clinking on your link.



{Please excuse my inability to type for a few seconds there.  Mr. Making It was distracting me at the printer in my office.  You'll also hear the printer start up near the end of the video.  Oh well...real-life, right?}



Here's the freebie cheat sheet I created using graphics from The 3AM Teacher {the same blog I went to in the video}.  She's is great at what she does and a pleasure to work with!  If you're looking for graphics or clipart, be sure to check out her TPT Store!


Click on the image below to download.

{Aren't those bucket dudes too cute?}



I'm linking up this post with the super-sweet Fern at Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas for her new weekly linky party, Thursday's Tech Tip for Teachers.  Click on over and find more great ideas!



Enjoy :)













21 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle:
    I listened to this twice because I love your accent so much.
    I'm honored that you showed my button too!

    I'm forwarding your tutorial to a new blogger.
    Barbara from Corner on Character made my "hot link"--now I know how she did it!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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    1. Me and my Georgia drawl...I can't hide it!

      Thanks for sharing my video!

      ~Michelle

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  2. Great tutorial. Thanks... I use a document to keep all my html tags ready to copy & paste.
    Pat

    A Time to Share & Create


    MY WEBSITE

    Fabulous 4th Grade

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    1. Thanks, Pat! It really does save time to have the html ready when you need it!

      I appreciate you stopping by. :)

      ~Michelle

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  3. I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger award! Check it out!

    http://mrscaricosclass.blogspot.com/2012/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you! I'll head over and check it out!

      ~Michelle

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  4. Hehehe I see my blog button and EP's blog button :) I'm famous (for a few seconds) hahaha :)

    Fab video girly!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilitites!

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    1. LOL, Tanja!

      I try to help out when I can. ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by...who knows, you may show up in another tutorial one day???

      ~Michelle

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  5. Thank you for the tip! I just started a blog and am learning as I go.

    -Mercedes

    Surfing to Success

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    1. You're welcome, Mercedes! It's a lot to learn so just take it slow and steady. I plan to make some more basic tutorials so be on the lookout for those, too!

      I helps to have something to refer to until you get more comfortable with it. Thanks for stopping by today!

      ~Michelle

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  6. Thank you for the tutorial. I'm not passing the quiz though. I got this waring:

    Your HTML cannot be accepted: Reference "“http:" is not allowed: A

    So, I removed the http:// part and just put surfingtosuccess.blogspot.com but it didn't work.

    <a href="http://surfingtosuccess.blogspot.com”>Surfing to Success</a>

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    1. Surfing to Success

      You'll need to include www for this to work. Other than that, you had it right. :)

      To get your link above, after the 1st " I typed http://www.surfing.....

      Try that and see if it works for you, too.

      ~Michelle

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  7. Thanks. For some reason even with the www. I kept getting the error. (I went to test comment on my own blog until it worked.) Turned out that if I left off the quotation marks, it worked. Thank you for your help. So many new things to learn starting a blog!

    Thanks,
    Mercedes

    Surfing to Success

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    1. Glad you got it figured out!

      ~Michelle

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  8. Michelle - Love the screencasts you're posting on your blog! I'd love to do one of these myself. Is there a special program you use to do your recording? Maybe I need a tech Tuesday video for it! LOL :)

    Josh
    Mr. B's Beach Brains

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    1. Thanks, Josh! They're fun to do...and I don't have to be on camera.

      I use different programs on my Mac. Quicktime came installed and I've used it a few times. I purchased ScreenFlow and use it more often. I really like the way it is set up.

      Sometimes I throw some iMovie in there or export to iMovie to make it easier to upload on YouTube. I know that probably didn't help clear that up much, but there are so many options available to make screencasts. You may have to try out a few to find the one that you like best.

      I take requests...lol, so who knows, I might make that tutorial one day!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      ~Michelle

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  9. Thank you so much for linking up at my new Thursday's Tech Tips for Teachers! I loved watching your video, your voice is adorable! I can't wait to see you again next week! I've pinned your terrific post!
    ~Fern
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!

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  10. Michelle This is Sharon Cahoon Winter here and I want to thank you for that tutorial. I too loved hearing your sweet voice. I did not know that Fern did these fabulous techy linkys but they are great. I am always up for learning new things. Thanks again:)
    The Convenient Teacher

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  11. Thanks so much for the video and the tip. I'm a new blogger (from Georgia too!) and didn't know how to add that on my comments. Fern sent me to you for the tech video and info! Thanks and I am your newest follower! And I am going to try out that html code for my first time now. Michele
    The Lightbulb Lab

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  12. Thank you for sharing. I am new to all this and it is overwhelming.

    Loving Language Arts

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