This will be a publicly accessible website.
Do NOT put your last name (or your friends' last names) on your website
Do NOT share personal identification information: phone numbers, address, e mail, etc.
Do NOT give specifics about where you will be going: "I will be at Edwards Theater on Saturday night."
DO blog about your schoolwork. Talk about what you learned, or what you want to learn.
DO present yourself professionally. You may be using this for high school and college admissions.
The rubric on the above provides the guidelines for your blog grade. Your blog will be graded several times during the year. It must be kept current.
Objective: SWBAT apply concepts learned in content classes to respond in a deeply reflective manner to daily blog prompts on specific content concepts.
Keyboarding & Writing
In this class you will be developing your keyboarding skills by writing a blog post every day in class. At the beginning of the year you will be expected to produce at least one paragraph in the first 5 minutes of class. Your goal is to get to two paragraphs as soon as possible and by the end of the year we will expect 3 paragraphs in that time period.
If you find that you cannot accomplish this easily, you will be expected to practice your keyboarding skills with the tools introduced to you on the Keyboarding curriculum page, TypingWeb.com. Further, you are expected to finish these daily writing tasks even if you are absent or unable to finish in class.
You will be blogging every morning when you come in to class. Each day, you should pick one incident or learning experience and focus on it. Think ahead, when you walk in to class you should already know what you are going to blog about. If you do not complete your blog post in class, you need to finish it for homework. Remember, this is also typing practice: Good posture and proper keyboarding skills are expected at all times in the class.
Blog posts should be deeply reflective and thoughtful. Don't just say what the hardest thing is - tell: What made it hard? What did you do to better understand it? What can you do differently? Is there a better way to learn the subject?