What's A Blog (Revised)

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<ul><li> 1. Whats a Blog?ENR4 Writing Project </li> <li> 2. Whats a blog? Blogs in Plain English </li> <li> 3. Defining Blog A blog or web log is a log of thoughts and writing posted publicly on the World Wide Web (Sullivan). Blog journal Blog news article </li> <li> 4. What does a diary look like? Diary (journal) Audience = self Topics = private, your life Purpose = to record, vent, contemplate Contains personal details Words may be accompanied by pictures No peer review Not published! </li> <li> 5. What does a news story looklike? News story Audience = paying subscribers Topics = universal Purpose = inform, entertain, educate, evaluate, analyze, produce conversation NO personal details Words are supported by pictures (and videos &amp;links if online) Competes with other news sources (may link to other sources if online) Peer edited Published by news company </li> <li> 6. What does a blog look like? Blog Audience = others, specifically your peers Topics = universal Purpose = to respond, entertain, educate, evaluate, judge, produce conversation Avoids personal details unless they serve a greater purpose Words are supported by pictures, videos, &amp;links Interacts (through links, discussion) with the digital world No peer review Published by author </li> <li> 7. Your turn Whats the difference between a news story and blog? Why would it be a bad idea to rely on blogs for information? What do blogs do very well? (Better than newspapers?) </li> <li> 8. Go Pro A blog is NOT a digital essay: Have a goal: What are you trying to accomplish? What do you want your audience to do as a result of reading your blog? Make it universal Link, link, link to other relevant information that you reader might want to check out Include visuals Cite your sources </li> <li> 9. Broadcast AlertWell return to the previously scheduled program after this important announcement </li> <li> 10. What is Plagiarism? http://www.commoncraft.com/video/plagiarism http://edforum.adventist.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Plagiarism.gif </li> <li> 11. Academic Integrity Be honest and responsible: Use your own words. Cite those ideas and words you utilize to support your own. Do not use one paper for two (or more) assignments. http://www.pyrczak.com/antiplagiarism/images/Roomie.gif </li> <li> 12. We now return to our regularly scheduled lesson </li> <li> 13. Grading Standards 100 = Youve met the expectations. 85 = Youve met most of the expectations, but are still working toward complete mastery of the writing task. 65 = Two days late / sloppy writing 0 = Incomplete blog that does not fulfill assignment requirements / blog that is more than two days late. ? = Mrs. Skotnicki reserves the right to assign other grades. </li> <li> 14. Your Assignment Write a blog post about satire! Establish a purpose. Decide what you want your audience to do as a result of reading your blog. Write a post that expresses your unique perspective, but also reflects the wider discussion of your topic. Choose your sources wisely; the Web is host to A LOT of misinformation. Use peer reviewed sources. Make it look like a blog. Include links, images, videos and cite your sources. </li> <li> 15. Works Cited LeFever, Lee. "Blogs in Plain English." YouTube. YouTube, 29 Nov. 2007. Web. 12 Nov. 2012. . LeFever, Lee. "Plagiarism." Commoncraft.com. Common Craft. Web. 19 Jan. 2012. . Sullivan, Andrew. "Why I Blog." The Atlantic TheAtlantic.com. The Atlantic, Nov. 2008. Web. 19 Jan. 2012. . Warlick, David. Classroom Blogging: A Teachers Guide to Blogs, Wikis, &amp; Other Tools That Are Shaping a New Information Landscape. Raleigh, NC: Landmark Project, 2007. Print. </li> </ul>


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