Thursday

Course Resources for Student Success


    ********** Learn to Write for Blogging ***************
    • Guidelines for Developing Blog PostsIn addition to the specific blog post requirements outlined for each unit, students should also follow these basic guidelines. 
    • 74 Fill-In-The-Blank Blog Post TitlesJust a few ideas to help you create that "awesome" blog post title.

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    • Class Sharing Document: This is where you let me know where to access your blog (and other digital media) as well as a place to find the links to your classmate's blogs. 
    • Blog Post Notification (survey): Students should respond to this survey once they have completed a unit (including the blog post and all of the other digital media requirements). 
    • Blog Comments NotificationStudents should respond to this survey once they have completed a "Comments unit". This will help me (and the students) keep track of whose blog they commented on as well as which blog post they commented on. 
    • Daily Exit SurveyStudents should respond to this survey at the end of each class. This will help me keep track of which topic/unit that each student is working on.
    • Daily Exit Survey ResultsThe results/responses of the Daily Exit Survey.

    Monday

    Yikes! I'm Writing for a Global Audience!

    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). 

    Writing for a blog is a bit different than writing for a printed newspaper or a school essay. Students will be writing for a global audience so particular attention should be paid to make the content relevant and interesting. Spelling and grammar are also both very important!  Check out these guidelines on how to write interesting blog post titles and content.

    I suggest that you develop/write your posts in a Google Doc and then paste into Blogger. If you decide to write directly into Blogger, be sure to save your work often.

    Have fun blogging!

    Sunday

    The Social Media Revolution, Right Here, Right Now

    The following video(see below) by Eric Qualman highlights the fact that social media is here to stay. While there are certainly many negative aspects of social media (cyber-bullying, lack of privacy, reduced socialization, for example), social media can also be used in a positive way by both individuals and organizations (businesses, universities, etc.). 

    After watching this video, please share your thoughts (briefly) on the following (by commenting to this blog post):
    1)  What do you think that Qualman means by his quote (see below) and how do you think that it fits into Social Media Literacy?

         "We don't have a choice on whether we do social & mobile, the question is how well we do it?” 



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