Archive for the 'Blogging Reminders' Category

Oct 20 2010

Creative Commons

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Ms. H came into our class again to teach us about what Creative Commons means. She taught us that just because it’s there,doesn’t mean we have the RIGHT to use it.

Check out her most recent blog post about this very issue by clicking on the screen shot below. I’ve also included a youtube video that helps remind us what Creative Commons is.

Check it out!

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Oct 19 2010

Ms.H to the Rescue!

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So you know that little Avatar problem we’ve been trying to solve? Ms. H and Mr. U put their heads together and solved the mystery! Here is a tutorial that shows you how to ensure your Avatar shows up!

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Oct 12 2010

Quality Comments are Key!

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During our Blogging Challenge, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded about what makes a quality comment, seeing as we are frequently leaving comments on other students’ blogs!  This is also the secret to having people visit YOUR blog, too!  When you leave comments on other people’s blogs, they are more likely to come visit yours!

Mrs. Yollis‘ class made this cool video about commenting. Check it out!  You may even choose to leave a comment on their class blog afterwards.


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Oct 05 2010

Please Remember…

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Sep 16 2010

Where Did Blogs Come From?

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Still wondering what a blog really is? Where did they come from? A blog is a web log! Check out the video below that explains these very questions.

Thanks to Mrs. Kolbert for posting this video on your class blog. I liked it so much that I put it on our class blog, too!

The video shows us where blogs came from and their purpose.  Enjoy!


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Sep 14 2010

We’ve Signed Up for the Blogging Challenge!

I’ve taken the liberty of signing up our class for the 2010 Blogging Challenge with the intention of having each and everyone one of us to become better bloggers this year.

Blogging Challenge Click Here

Never heard of the challenge, click here to read all about it!


How are you improving your blogging skills? What do you like best about blogging so far?

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Aug 22 2010

Think Before You Post!

Ms. Hellyer came into our classroom last Thursday and spoke to us about the privelege we have as students at ISB to have our very own blogs! For some of us, this is brand new, and for others, it is a continuation of learning you did last year.  We learned about the importance of being safe online and heard the message “Think Before You Post”.  We watched the video of the same name and shared in some good discussion about posting online. Take a look.


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Sep 21 2009

Top 10 Tips for Staying Safe Online

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Tips for Staying Safe Online:

1.  Before you publish a post, re-read and check for appropriateness and politeness.
2.  Ask your parents or an adult to check your work over before you publish
3.  Be true to who you are-don’t pretend to be someone else.
4.  When posting a picture, be sure it’s one that you don’t mind being “out there”, or don’t post one at all.
5.  Don’t post personal information such as last names, addresses, email, phone number, etc.
6.  Be cautious of chat rooms and people who may contact you.
7.  If your parents were sitting next to you, what would they say before you posted something?
8.  Protect your passwords and change them every so often.
9. Be kind to everyone.
10.  Only post things you would say or do to a person’s face.

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Sep 08 2009

5 Steps to a Published Post

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5 Steps to a Published Post:

1. Write your title in the title bar – use capitals where appropriate.

2. Write and format your text in the post box.

3.  Decide if you want to use a picture

4. Check off a category that fits your post. If you need to add a new category, do so.

5. Click Publish or Save Draft if you are still working on it.

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Sep 08 2009

Characteristics of a Good Blog Post Comment

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How do you make a really good juicy comment? This list will remind us what makes a comment worth leaving behind.

Let us know if you think we should add any more by commenting on this post.

Characteristics of a good blog post comment:

1.  Be constructive, but not hurtful
2.  Think about the author and their purpose for their post before leaving a comment
3.  Comments are always related to the content of the post
4.  You can make personal connections to what the author wrote
5.  Answer a question, or add meaningful information to the content topic
6.  It follows the writing process – it’s like a mini piece of writing.
7.  Use a comment sandwich: start with a positive, add  constructive feedback, then finish with a positive.
8.  Make your comment sandwich thick and tasty! Lots of meaningful, meaty thoughts that relate directly the content of the post to keep the blogger satisfied!

9.  Always remember to include your own blog address in the comment so others can visit your blog, too!

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