Saturday, June 30, 2012

Introductory Post

For the first post, similar to many online classes (only we're doing it on a blog versus a discussion board), spend a little time introducing yourself (employment, hobbies, family, why you're in this class, etc.).  I would also like you to make at least one comment on someone else's blog, if for no other reason to say hello.  The purpose of this, aside from getting to know one another, is to get used to navigating in edublogs.  You must be able to create AND publish a blog post (as opposed to saving a draft), as well as be able to moderate comments.  This is good practice in a classroom setting (i.e., having students learn how to set their blog so that they must moderate comments to their blog BEFORE they become public to prevent embarrassment, bullying, and the like).

Finally, while you are not required to do this, I highly recommend that you learn how to set up a blogroll on the side of your blog (see my classroom blog, http://mrsiko.edublogs.org, as well as this blog, as an example).  Since you will be commenting on each other's posts throughout the semester, you will want a quick way to view what other people have said instead of hunting down their URL and typing them in by hand.  As with many of the tools we will use this semester, a little front-end time will go a long way in making your life easier later on.

Your post and comment, which are part of your reflective blogging grade, should be completed by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 3rd.

PLEASE NOTE:  Do not respond to this post, unless you have a question.  You are to complete this assignment on your own blog.