Friday, September 5, 2014

Information about Blogging

I introduced the students to blogging today as we started to discuss the safety as well as the purpose for our blogs.  Blogs provide the students with a safe way to communicate with people around the world and will be used extensively thought out the year.  All posts and comments are approved by me, which ensures the safety of the students, as well as the appropriateness of what they post and the comments they get.  This should be a very positive experience for the students as it is something I value.

While class time will be provided for blogging, students are able to blog outside of school.  Many students want to blog about their interests and I encourage them to do so.  Our blog is used is a model for student blogging globally so we discussed today how to best represent ourselves to the world.  Spelling, conventions, as well as the ideas we present matter, and they will used to assess the writing journey for the year.  Therefore, students are expected to only put their best out there.

Next week, we will continue our blogging introduction, as well as head to the library.

To see what blogs looks like, please go here

Our first posts will be up by the end of next week.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact me.

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