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Using the XML web part

Using the XML Web Part The XML web part can be used to add extra functionality to your Glow group. Many web sites supply XML embed code which, when copied in to the XML web part, will display video, widgets and other gadgets in your group.

Add the XML web part 1.

Go to the page to which you want to add the web part.

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Click on Modify Shared Page.

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Click on Add Web Parts and then on Browse.

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From the establishment gallery add the XML web part part to the page.

Add a TeacherTube video 1.

From the file menu, open a new window or new tab in the browser.

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Go to the TeacherTube web site https://teachertube.com.

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Search for a video.

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Click Embed.

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Click in the box containing the embed code

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Click in the box containing the embed code. On the menu bar click Edit then Select All to highlight the embed code, then click Edit and Copy.

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Return to your Glow Group and click on Open the tool pane in the web part.

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Click in XML Editor, then on the keyboard press Ctrl and V to paste the embed code.

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Click OK to save and close the XML Editor window.

10. The video will appear in the web part on the Glow group page and can be played by clicking on the arrow symbol.

Add a Voki 1.

From the file menu, open a new window or new tab in the browser.

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Go to the Voki web site: http://www.voki.com.

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Click Get Started.

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Use the options to the right of the screen to choose and personalise your Voki.

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Type or record a message for the Voki to speak.

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When you are happy with your Voki click Publish.

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Name and Save the Voki

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Close the ‘Sign Me up!’ screen.

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A new window will open.

10. Click in the box containing the embed code. On the menu bar click Edit then Select All to highlight the embed code, then click Edit and Copy. 11. Return to your Glow Group and click on Open the tool pane in the web part. 12. Click in XML Editor, then on the keyboard press Ctrl and V to paste the embed code. 13. Click OK to save and close the XML Editor window. 14. The Voki will appear in the web part on the Glow group page. 15. Click the play arrow to hear the Voki speak your text.

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Add a widget or gadget 1.

From the file menu, open a new window or new tab in the browser.

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Go to the Google Gadgets site: http://www.google.com/ig/directory? synd=open

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Find a gadget then click the Add to your webpage button.

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In the new window click the Add to your web page button.

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In the next window make any changes to the gadget.

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Click Preview Changes to see the effect of your changes.

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Click Get the Code at the bottom of the page.

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Click in the box containing the embed code. On the menu bar click Edit then Select All to highlight the embed code, then click Edit and Copy.

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Return to your Glow Group and click on Open the tool pane in the web part.

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10. Click in XML Editor, then on the keyboard press Ctrl and V to paste the embed code. 11. Click OK to save and close the XML Editor window. 12. The gadget will appear in the web part on the Glow group page.

Add an IPR friendly picture using Simple CC Flickr Search This tool is being developed by John Johnson who has kindly allowed us to use it. It enables the user to search for IPR friendly photographs on the Flickr photosharing web site. These are covered by a protocol called ‘Creative Commons’ which encourages responsible sharing of resources. The code will display the picture, the conditions of use and text attributing ownership of the photograph. 1.

From the file menu, open a new window or new tab in the browser.

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Go to: http://johnjohnston.info/flickrCC/

3. Search for a picture. 4. Note that the conditions under which each picture is shared is displayed. 5. Click on the thumbnail of the picture you want to use.

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Click in the box containing the embed code. On the menu bar click Edit then Select All to highlight the embed code, then click Edit and Copy.

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Return to your Glow Group and click on Open the tool pane in the web part.

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Click in XML Editor, then on the keyboard press Ctrl and V to paste the embed code.

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Click OK to save and close the XML Editor window.

10. The picture will appear in the web part on the Glow group page. It will have text underneath attributing the photograph and a link to the original in Flickr.

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