Thursday, September 17, 2009
Begining your blogging experience. . .
We have limited time here in blogland today, people, so let's use the time effectively.
Today we will build our own blog.
It is essential that you follow directions and don't move ahead. Help someone else who is having trouble if you finish steps early.
Remember your username and password! This will allow you to comment on my blog--and there will be assignments submitted that way. I will not accept "I forgot my password" as an excuse for not submitting work.
Two things to keep in mind:
1. Compose your comments in Word and paste in when you are complete. If the internet crashes while you are composing, you will lose all your work.
2. Sarcasm is basically impossible to pull off in this forum. Keep all dialogue professional, courteous, and appropriate. This is a virtual classroom and once you post your comments, there is a record of them. This is the reality of the world you live in and you may as well learn how to perform in it. Intellectual dialogue is your goal.
You may spend class time "personalizing" your blog if you want. This will be an on/going portfolio of your work for the year and you should post any work you do for my class on this blog. (I also suggest you post work from other classes on this blog, but this is your choice--you can use the label bar at the bottom to separate your subjects.)
Post a comment below when you have finished to see how it works. ..!