Wednesday, August 15, 2012

blog instructions


As we talked about in class, there are multiple benefits to expressing yourselves to a wider audience.  There are also multiple challenges in adopting new media.  In the next few weeks you will learn more about privacy, security, and how the Internet and its business models actually work.  This information will enable you to take full advantage of online resources without exposing yourself to unnecessary risk or embarrassment.  In the meantime, both to avoid any confusion and to ensure that we get off to a good start, please err on the side of caution and email me at dpreston.learning@gmail.com if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Here are the instructions for building your blog:
  1. Go to blogger.com and create a blog
  2. The URL for your blog should be [first initial][last name][rhsenglitcomp].blogspot.com
  3. The title of your blog should be "[first name] [last name]'s American Lit Comp Blog"
  4. You can choose your own layout and template design features, and don't be afraid to change these as the course begins and you learn more about how to organize and curate information on this platform
  5. Once your blog is set up, please email the URL to me at dpreston.learning@gmail.com so that I can add your blog to the Member Blogs page on the main course blog.
  6. Michelle Arriaga has already done a terrific job of setting up her blog, which you can see HERE.
NOTE: Don't be shy about asking others for help if you need it.

Once you've set up your blog you're ready for assignment #1.

Write 1-3 paragraphs that explain:
  • your reason(s) for taking this course;
  • what you're excited about and what makes you nervous;
  • your goal(s) for this course;
  • how you expect your knowledge and thinking to be improved by taking this course.

10 comments:

  1. Since you already have a couple things to work on, let's say no later than midnight on Sunday, August 19.

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  2. so im guessing that we have to write assignment #1 on our blog, correct?

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    1. Yeah, Preston says so in the instructions for creating our blogs.

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  3. This helped make the blog i was so lost. Thank you Dr. Preston i feel like a cool kid with a blog.

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    1. same. lol. aye bro ima text you real quick!

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  4. I agree with frank. i was lost. thanks Doc!

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    1. Dude I love this thing! My blog looks EPIC!!!!!

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    2. CONNOR!!!! Bro i know me and frank are texting about it! haha i think im actually going to start blogging. not on the blog we made for the class but a seperate blog. im having to much fun with this "homework" lol

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