Creating and Connecting Through Blogging
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You and the rest of my students are beginning an exciting journey in blogging. You each will be thinking about how you learn and then sharing that information in blog posts. You already have thoughts and ideas about your own knowledge and thinking.

On a daily basis, you
  • plan how to complete tasks, which includes figuring out how to do them, what resources you’ll need, and how long it will probably take you.
  • monitor your progress and make adjustments to your plans when needed.
  • know what to do when you run into problems completing a task.
  • assess your completed tasks by looking at how well they meet the assignment requirements.

With this assignment, you will share all you know about your learning. You can discuss any learning experiences you have on any topic. If you want to examine how you learn to play video games, go for it. Maybe you want to look at your favorite sources of knowledge and why you think they are your favorite. There are many directions to go with this assignment. And the choices are yours.

Just pay attention, and then write. You’ll want to notice how you feel when you are struggling to learn something and what you do to get past that normal frustration. Notice when you learn, how, with whom, where, and why.


The May Blogging Assignment is extra credit [on your blogging experience (what was it like to post, to comment, and to read comments people made on your posts) this year AND the most important thing you learned about learning this year] -- up to 3 pts awarded. Due: Fri., May 25, 10 pm (no late e.c. accepted)

Post length:  200-500 written or 2-5 minutes video or podcast.

To navigate to the student blogs, hit the Blog Roll at the bottom of my site.  

Need ideas on what to write about? Consider visiting one of these sites and responding to their media:
Youth Voices
TED Talks recommended by students for students
Helpful Links:

Creative Commons Search:  Find media that is licensed for re-use.    
Youth Voices blog
Audacity: Download this free audio recorder and editor software to create podcasts
PowToons:  Use this fun and easy web tool to create animations.
Biteable: Use this tool to create fun animations, too!
Free Photos for use on blogs / another / and another



Student Blogging Guidelines

 Use Google Books to find specific text/quotations. Once you get to the Google book version of your book, click on "About this book" in the lower left corner of the screen. Then, use "Search inside" to find your text.

And use this American Literature site to find works for your portfolio!

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