Blogging Unit: Digital Citizenship

Daily Prompt #8: Senses Exploration

Practice utilizing all the five senses in your writing: see, hear, feel, taste, smell.  Write for five minutes describing this classroom and all the five senses you’re experiencing at this exact moment.

In this class, you will be creating a blog.

What is a blog?

a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.

Why have one?


After next week, you can officially call yourself a blogger!

But before you do, we need to talk about something very important: digital citizenship and your digital footprint.

Let’s brainstorm as a class what our rules should be when we are in the digital world.


Time to get the basics of blogging down.   You will be reading about how to blog effectively while completing a handout.  Feel free to discuss with your neighbors, but complete your own work. We will be going over the handout in class tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Blogging Basics Continued

DP #8: A “given” first line (from William Kittredge)

Begin a story with the line: Why did you say that?

Write for ten minutes.


Today, we are going to review the Blogging Basics packet.

Let’s take some time now to explore some blogs and WordPress.


Remember, we are meeting in Lab 300 tomorrow so you can complete the online portion of this assignment.  See you then!

Blogging Basics Continued

Daily Prompt #7: A “given” first line (from William Kittredge)

Begin a story with the line: Where were you last night?

Write for five minutes.

Today, we are going to continue working on the Blogging Basics packet. We will be reviewing this as a class as well.

 


Remember, we are meeting in lab 300 tomorrow so you can complete the online portion of this quiz.  See you then!

Blogging Unit: Digital Citizenship

Daily Prompt #6: Senses Exploration

Practice utilizing all the five senses in your writing: see, hear, feel, taste, smell.  Write for five minutes describing this classroom and all the five senses you’re experiencing at this exact moment.

Before we start talking about blogging, let’s share our writing goals with one another. Be sure to write your goals down somewhere in your notebooks. On every rubric for a graded assignment, I will ask you to write one of your goals on the top and explain how you’re working towards it.

 

Okay, on to blogging. In this class, you will be creating a blog.

What is a blog?

a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.

Why have one?


After next week, you can officially call yourself a blogger!

But before you do, we need to talk about something very important: digital citizenship.

Here is an overview of my digital citizenship expectations for this class.

Finally, here is a digital citizenship contract everyone needs to sign.


 

With the time remaining, let’s start talking about blogging basics. Today, you will work at your tables in groups reading and responding to questions about how to blog. We will continue the lesson tomorrow.

 

 

Blogging Unit: Digital Citizenship

Daily Prompt

WN #7: Senses Exploration

Practice utilizing all the five senses in your writing: see, hear, feel, taste, smell.  Write for five minutes describing this classroom and all the five senses you’re experiencing at this exact moment.

 

In this class, you will be creating a blog.

What is a blog?

a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.

Why have one?


After next week, you can officially call yourself a blogger!

But before you do, we need to talk about something very important: digital citizenship.

Here is an overview of my digital citizenship expectations for this class.

Finally, here is a digital citizenship contract everyone needs to sign.


Since we’re doing a bit of cramming due to snow days, let’s get started on tomorrow’s assignment as well.

Time to get the basics of blogging down.   You will be reading about how to blog effectively while completing an open-note blogging quiz.  Feel free to discuss with your neighbors, but complete your own work.

Additional Resources to ensure you’re blogging properly and effectively:

Great Teen Blogs

Blogging Do’s and Don’ts and 10 Blogging Tips: scroll down a bit to read the visual.

Can I use that picture?


Remember, we are meeting in lab 300 tomorrow so you can complete the online portion of this quiz. See you then!