Monday, October 17, 2011

News and Notes: Week of 10.17.11

All Week: take photos, interview students

Monday: The Dirty Dozen, work on spreads

Tuesday: work on spreads

Wednesday: work on spreads, blog post due today. Topic: your choice

Thursday: work on spreads

Friday: Blog reading day, work on spreads, Worknight is tonight! Homecoming

Thursday, October 6, 2011

News and Notes: 10.6.11

Today is BLOG READING DAY! Read and comment upon the blogs in the appropriate column for your group. All commenting needs to be completed by Friday at 9 pm.

Bloggers, your next post, on a topic of your choice, is due by Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9 pm.

Ceil will be here tomorrow!

Monday, October 3, 2011

News and Notes: 10.3.11

Blog posts: Your next blog post must be posted by Wednesday, 9 pm. The topic is your choice. Length minimum 300 words.

Work on your spreads. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

News and Notes: 9.29.11

It's BLOG READING DAY! Each week, you will need two documents for this assignment. The first is the group list. Check that list for your name. Find your group number, then check which blogs you are reading for that week. For example, if you are in Group 7, this week you are reading blogs in column C.
  • Reading blogs is a weekly assignment
  • You will read EACH blog on your weekly list
  • You will comment on EACH blog on your weekly list. Comments must be substantive and move the conversation forward about the topic. If you don't know anything about the topic at first, say so. Ask questions. Maybe the author will write a post addressing your questions! Keep your comments on topic, but feel free to expand on the topic as needed. You may also comment on other comments.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

News and Notes: 9.21 and 9.22

Please check to see that your blog is listed on this chart. If it is NOT, immediately send your URL with your name and the title of your blog to Wojo.

See yesterday's announcements for your assignment that is due no later than Sunday at 5 pm. That post is right under this one.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

News and Notes: 9.20.11

Don't forget worknight is Friday. Your editors will tell you if you need to attend.

Blog Assignment:
Today: Read about Zoe Strickland who started blogging when she was 13.
By Sunday, September 25 at 5pm do the following with your blog:
  • fill in the About Me section. Remember, this is a professional blog, so be careful about what you write here. Also, be careful about putting personal information out there. Generally, it's okay to say you live in California or Northern California or maybe even the SF Bay Area. Don't put the name of your city.
  • Add a hit counter to your blog if you can add widgets/gadgets. All Blogger blogs can take widgets. One free widget is SiteMeter. Another is ClustrMap. Feel free to add both since they do slightly different things.
  • Write a post of not more than 750 words explaining to your readers why you started a blog on this particular topic. Generally speaking, bloggers write a first post of this nature to let their readers know what the blog is about and where it's going. Your post should not be fewer than roughly 300 words. Describe your passion to your readers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Updates for 9.13.11

Check here each day for updates and reminders.

Tuesday: paper blogs
Wednesday: (2/3 periods) Editor's Choice
Thursday: Resume due, profile due (2nd period), roots quiz
Friday: Banned Books Week Presentation