JANUARY ASSIGNMENTS

Tips for Blog Writing

11) "Changemakers: Fighting for Justice" POST - see Google Classroom assignment

DECEMBER ASSIGNMENTS

10) Hour of Code Week Post #2: Programming with Scratch - My Google Logo

Write a post explaining your Google logo AND how you created it. Include a link to your project on Scratch.

Your post should answer the following questions about the process:

  • Explain how the logo represents you.

  • Include a link to your project (from the Scratch community page)

  • Tell about the program you used. (With the Scratch programming language, you code using blocks that snap together like puzzle pieces.)

  • What was your favorite part of this activity?

  • What did you learn about coding?

  • What was the most challenging part of this activity?


9) Hour of Code Week Post #1 "HTML Coding"

  • First, leave a high-quality comment using some HTML coding (put code in for BOLD, ITALICS, AND maybe COLOR) Type your comment first using either coding wesbsite - CodePen or W3 Schools so you can see if your code is correct. Then copy and paste the html code comment into the blog comment.

  • Second, write a POST about our HTML activity. Include, as always, why you are writing your post -- (We are participating in "Hour of Code"). Your post should explain what HTML is used for - include definitions of HTML, WSYWIG, TAGS, etc. Explain HTML formatting and how one can use HTML coding when leaving comments on a blog. You could an example of some coding.

Resources to understand HTML:

What is HTML? Video

How to write a comment using HTML code in Edublogs

Use Codepen or W3 Schools Text Editor to write your code to see how it will look!

HTML tags for blog posts


Using (strong) or bold: <strong>He is a boy</strong> comes out as He is a boy
Using (emphasized) or italics: <em>He is a boy</em> comes out as He is a boy
Using color: <p style="color:red">This is some text. <p> comes out This is some text.
(you have to put the color tag code directly into the blog post to make it work)



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NOVEMBER ASSIGNMENTS

8) Week 8: Games and More 1) Make sure you have a visitor tracking widget on your blog, 2) Complete both activities "games" for this week - see challenge

7) Week 7: Think Globally Create a well-written, researched, creative post completing one of the activities listed on the challenge page.

More options:



6) Week 6: Visting Others Complete Activity 1 (two times). Show Mrs. Blewett your replies before you post them.

5) Week 5: Let's Talk School




OCTOBER ASSIGNMENTS

4) Week 4: Your Choice POST - put your endangered animal post here for this one. Include a picture and explanation of your "4 Images, One Animal" artwork (optional)

Make sure to 'clean up' your blog - Delete unnecessary posts, pages or widgets.


3) Week 3: Using Images and Sounds Post- Complete 1-2 of creative activities working with images. Create a blog post about the activity. Make sure to use copyright free images correctly and include proper image attribution for each picture.

Add the Compfight Creative Commons Plug-In to your blog to make sure you are always using creative commons (copyright free) images. (optional)


2) Week 2 Challenge: 1) Visit other blogs and leave 3 'high quality' comments 2) Create a "How to Comment" POST


1) Week 1 Challenge: 1) Create Avatar and Upload to Blog 2) Write POST - "About My Avatar" 3) Create an "About Me" Page



EduBlogs 2017 Student Blogging Challenge Spreadsheet of Challenge Participants


Sources of Copyright Free Media - PUBLIC DOMAIN RESOURCE (You still need to read the cc license to use and cite the image properly)

Creative Commons - image search

FickerCC

Pixabay

Photos for Class

Compfight

Morguefile Open ClipArt

WikimediaCommons


LINKS FOR WORKING WITH IMAGES



Canva - make a poster or collage

Creative Photo Sites

Photo Collages

More Online Photo and Presentation Tools - huge list of tools


ADD A VISITOR COUNTER WIDGET AND A BLOG ROLL TO YOUR BLOG -- SEE THIS POST TO UNDERSTAND HOW: Most Popular Widgets - How to add widgets to your blog



EduBlogs Resources

Most Popular Widgets - How to add widgets to your blog




Avatar Creation Tools

AvatarMaker

DoppelMe

Build your wild self

Face your Manga


Avatar Tips:

Good size of avatar - 200 x 200 pixels wide

You may need to take a 'snip it' of your avatar instead of downloading (if not an option)

How to Add Your Avatar to your blog

Write a post about your avatar - examples:

Fiona's Blog

Kem's Blog


Blogging Guidelines Important - You must follow all blogging guidelines!!

Commenting Guidelines

REMEMBER --

USE COPYRIGHT FREE MEDIA ONLY - SEE LINKS BELOW AND CITE YOUR SOURCE FOR ALL PICTURES!

REMEMBER - NO PERSONAL INFORMATION - first name only and NO pictures of yourself or other students.




Teacher Resources for Copyright

Brain Pop video: Copyright

Understanding Creative Commons licenses

CyberBee Copyright Interactive

fairuse1.jpg








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