Task One. How to make attractive blog
For about 10 minutes, I will give you chances to visit at least three blogs which are related to your topic. And summarize what makes the blog attractive or not attractive. And put one keyword on the post-it. Let’s create our own rubric.
Task Two. Continue Design your blog post and upload 3rd posting
This week, you will spend at least 2 hours working on your 20% project and post 2nd and 3rd postings. Here are some suggestions for what to work on:
- who might benefit from what you will learn during your 20% project? how might you write your blog so that it will be of maximum benefit for that audience?
- how are you using social media to find resources to think about/write about? do you need to create complementary tools in Pinterest, Twitter, etc? to support your 20% work? are you interacting with others via social media on topics related to your project? are you commenting on related blogs and asking for comments/feedback on yours?
- have you talked with any experts? or anyone from your potential audience? what do they have to say about your project? what direction do they suggest you go in?
- is your topic limited or too broad? how can you modify it so that you have a project that is sustainable until the end of November? Can you divide your topic into smaller questions and address one each week?
- how does your project relate with what we are talking about in class?
Then, share your plan here: it should have completed by Tuesday class.
Task Three. Reviewing at least 2 classmates’ blogs
In addition to adding a 3rd post to your 20% project blog, you’ll need to spend time reviewing at least 2 classmates’ blogs. You can access everyone’s 20% blog from their about.me pages. You can access those pages here. Choose 2 people who are not in your table and visit their 20% blogs to read (there are only 2 posts for each – so, not much of a time drain) and then comment on their blog.
Let’s not just say, “Great idea”, “Fantastic”, or “Looking good” but, let’s help each other to get some constructive feedback to improve and develop their blogs and ideas. Think about (1) what intrigues you about their project? , (2) what advice do you have to help them find more resources?, (3) what questions do you have about what they have researched so far?
When you have finished your 3rd blog post and commented on 2 classmates’ posts, please complete this form: it must be completed by the end of this class, September, 26.
1. We’re starting a new topic today – Creativity and Innovation – and we’re going to learn about it by turning our classroom into a MakerSpace for the next several weeks.