Hello boys and girls! Are you as excited as I am about being a part of this writing project? You should be very proud of yourself for being chosen to participate in this fun and exciting group. However, it will take a lot of hard work and time on your part. So make sure you are committed to the task before you jump on the bandwagon!
What does it mean to be a weblogger? Each week you will follow this process:
- Think about what you are learning in and outside of school.
- Pick a topic that is relevant and interesting to you. Read more about it. Also re-read to clarify your knowledge. Use books, internet, newspaper, TV, and other resources to extend your learning.
- Write about your learning experience on your blog. Remember to give credit to the people or sources you used on your learning journey.
- End your post with a thought-provoking question that will encourage others to comment.
- Proofread your post. Have a peer edit it and get help from the teacher if you need it.
- Pubish your post on your blog to the internet.
In order to become a blogger, you first need to learn what a weblog is and look at some student samples. Let's look at some definitions of weblogs. The Wrinkles weblog group from JHH who worked with Mrs. Davis from Georgia State University created this wonderful "ABC Blook on Blogging" that will help you understand how students use weblogs to learn. Now let's read some teacher and student views on weblogs.
Take a few minutes to explore some student blogs. Be ready to share items you found that piqued your interest, made you curious to learn more, made you pose a question in your head, and/or made you really think and start to form an opinion.
What are your reactions to what you have read so far? How do you feel about weblogs and blogging?