So, we are into August and school starts in a couple of weeks. I wanted to get ahead of the game so to speak and introduce my Honors Students to their blog site. You will be posting many of your writing assignments to your individual class blogs.
Remember, there is no mandatory minimum number of words, sentences, or paragraphs, just answer the prompts given and include information from the lesson to defend your answer. Never be afraid to ask for guidance, I will ASSIST with, but not grade your blog posts if asked.
You are encouraged to personalize your blogs, but please keep them school appropriate and do not share items like last names, addresses, and other personal information that can be risky.
People will read these posts, so take pride in your work and show off your thoughts and words!
All blog posts need to contain certain information along with your post. First, you need a “Title.” It may be creative, but it should have some indication of or relation to your topic. You also need the main body of your post, this is obvious, but I mention it anyway. You must include “Tags” in your post, these are bits of information that help people find your post when searching on the Internet. The more “Tags” you have the better the chance of people searching and finding your post. You should also place your post in a “Category” which is sort of like placing your post in a file cabinet drawer to help see the organization of your thoughts and ideas.
Some miscellaneous items, make sure you publish your post, especially if you are working on a mobile device. Saving a post as a draft on a mobile device saves it only to that device, not to the Internet, whereas saving a post as a draft on a computer saves it to the Internet. If you are not completed with your post just add “This Post is Currently Under Construction” so anyone who comes across your blog knows you are not finished. Please make sure you make YOUR BLOG the default blog to write to and not the class blog. More information will be posted later.