Friday

Google Doodle Friday

Could your Google Doodle be THE next Google Doodle? Unleash your creative side with this fun-to-do activity. If you'd like, add your Google Doodle to your blog and send out a tweet to share yours with the class.


Create your own Google Doodle


Example: My first Google Doodle




Example: My second Google Doodle




Thursday

Vacation is almost here!

In an effort to be on track for term 3 interim grades (March 2) Students should aim for completing the Digital Footprint unit prior to leaving for vacation.

The Twitter unit should be completed prior to the close of interim grades. Any student that has not yet created a Twitter account (to be used solely for this course) should do so prior to coming back from vacation.

Monday

Update to the Review Process

While I'd  like to give everyone an unlimited amount of opportunities to resubmit their work for credit, from a time perspective, it's not feasible. Therefore, starting today, each student will have 2 opportunities to improve his or her grade on any particular assignment (should they choose to do so).


Those students that do resubmit their work will simply write REVIEW at the top of the grading rubric and indicate specifically what it is that they'd like reviewed. There is no need to notify me via our online notification form (which will still be required for first-time submitters).

Thursday

Get Fancy with Your Visuals

In my previous post I mentioned the site, Unsplash for pictures that you can download and use on your blogs! If you haven't used it yet, what are you waiting for?


Canva is also another site that offers fairly easy to use tools to make online visual displays, infographics and posters. 



Monday

Looking for Great Images?

Getting tired of using Google images?




The site, Unsplash, has thousands of amazing pictures that you can download and use on your blogs! Give it a try!







Friday

Welcome to Social Media Literacy class!

Writing for a blog is a bit different than writing for a printed newspaper or for a school essay. Students will be writing for a global audience (that includes your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, etc.) so particular attention should be made to be sure that the content is relevant, interesting and appropriate. Spelling and grammar are also both very important!  Check out these guidelines on how to write interesting blog post titles and content.

Students will complete the course units in the order that they are listed under

the section named, "Course Units." Beginning with the Unit on Blogging, students will write and publish a blog post at the end of each unit (at a minimum).



Have fun blogging!

Thursday

A few more notes about the course

This course will focus on guiding students as they "build their personal brand" (Digital Footprint) on social media. It will also help them to develop skills and awareness as they search for useful (and credible) information from social media resources and, just as importantly, how to contribute meaningful content.

All course material is accessible from this blog - see Course Units and Course Resources located to the right. Please see the About This Course page for more information on this course.

Course Units:
Each unit is comprised of activities that students must complete before moving on to the next unit. Most activities fall into one (or more) of the following categories:

Category: Goals - Sculpting Fearlessness Creating digital media (& various social media accounts)
File:Wikimedia-research.png - Wikimedia Commons  Research & Learning Activity
twitter » drawings » SketchPort  Tweeting Activity
Free illustration: Instagram, Symbol, Logo, Photo - Free Image on ...  Instagram Activity
File:Google Classroom Logo.png - Wikimedia Commons  Google Classroom Activity
How to optimize your blog post | SEOPlanter | Flickr  Blog Post Activity
Illustration gratuite: Questions, Qui, Quoi, Comment - Image ... Commenting Activity
ZenChill Blog: How To Create a Remarkable Life You've completed writing a new Blog Post or you've finished commenting on your classmates' blogs - YEA!  You'll need to let me know when your done.

Friday


Hmmm, which blog posts and comments have I already notified Mrs. A about????

If you're not sure if you've already notified me that you've posted a new blog post, you can take a look here: 

If you're not sure if you've already notified me that you've posted a new comment, you can take a look here: