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Topic 2 Blogging

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Topic 2 Blogging


What is a blog? A blog is an online journal.



Now, you are going to get to make your own blog...

Blogs are very public and you will be sharing your blog address with your teacher, your parents, and your fellow students. All of these people might comment on your blog. You can add comments to your friends’ blogs, and you can encourage your friends and your parents to makes comments on yours.


Activity 1: You may use the email address you already have. If you do not have an email address, you may ask your parents if they would help  you set up a family account.  You should also know how to access your email online so you can send and receive email from any computer.


Activity 2: Once you have an email account, you can set up your own blog. We will be using ???? First you will need to choose a screen name. Please check with Mrs. Corsetti before using it. Then, choose a password and complete any additional steps set out on the blog site to complete your blog. If you are unable to create your own email account, see Mrs. Corsetti.


Activity 3: Send an email to Mrs. Corsetti and ??? with your name, teacher's name, your email address, blog name, and blog address. She will not share your name with anyone other than your classroomteacher, but will need it for keeping track of your progress. After you have received notice that she has received your information and approved your blog, then you can begin with all the fun. Your teacher/librarian will create a “blogroll” – a list of all the blogs for students who are taking the tutorial with you. These are the students you will work with and cheer along the way – that’s the 2.0 way!! Check their blogs regularly and respectfully comment on them. Ask them questions about how to do stuff if you’re confused or answer questions for those who might need your help. Cheer them on – have fun! Critique well!


Activity 4: Write your first blog posting. In your posting, include answers to these questions:

  • How can you use your blog? What do you think you will enjoy including and writing about?
  • Being a good digital citizen:
    • What are some topics you can blog about?
    • What do you need to be careful to keep private and not include in your blog?
    • Mention the videos you viewed in the previous lesson - what did you learn from them? Did you learn anything new? If so, what? If not, what points should all students know about privacy, online ethics and online safety? 


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