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GROUP’S SUGGESTED TOPICS
October 19, 2007, 8:03 pm
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HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY!
October 16, 2007, 2:05 am
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So today is my day. Thanks for all the greeting cards, expensive gifts and hugs! (LOL)

Seriously now, here’s what I would like you to do.

First, log onto your blogs and click on blogroll. Then, click on ADD LINK and add my blog and all your friends’ blogs there. Take this chance to see what they have been posting.  Feel free to add links to your favorite websites, too. After you have done that, start browsing other blogs on wordpress.com. You can do that by typing www.wordpress.com  and checking out the topics on the right hand corner or the featured blogs to the center/left.  Find one blog/post/news article that catches your attention, read it and add it to your blogroll. Next, write a post in your own blog explaining why you chose to add that particular site. Here are some questions  you might consider answering:

– What caught your attention? What did you like/dislike about it?

– How did that post/blog/ news item make you feel? What thoughts did it trigger?

-In what ways has it changed your ideas about blogging? Has it given you any ideas on what to post in your blog from now on?

– Think of something that you have experienced, seen, heard, read, felt or thought of that somehow relates to the post/blog you are writing about. How do they complement/connect/differ?

– Leave a comment to the author of the blog you picked out.

– Your own idea is welcome!!!



Check this out
September 6, 2007, 2:49 am
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It seems as though privacy has become a thing of the past. Why are people so interested in scrutinizing and butting in ? What’s the big kick people get out of it? Do you ever get the feeling that we are getting more exposed each day that goes by?

Read the article at

http://gigaom.com/2007/09/05/facebook-open-to-public-search/

and post a comment!



BLOG THEMES- Choose one and start posting!
September 2, 2007, 6:44 pm
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Hi, you all!

Here are some ideas for your next post. Now that every one of you has their own username an has gotten more familiar with the site, I want you to start posting more often. Your next activity in the blog project will allow you to tell the world a little bit more about yourselves. Choose one of the topics below to post something about. Feel free to use not only text, but also any images, music, or link- whatever helps you to express yourseves more creatively. The ideas are meant to be just a springboard for you to expand on. REMEMBER THAT THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO BE GRADED! Therefore, pay attention to what you decide to write. In class we will be talking about the rubrics an specifics of the project in more detail. Good luck, have fun, and write to me if you want to say something about this task.

1. Your best ( or worst) trip ever

2. Something that makes you happy

3. Something you are looking forward to

4. A movie/song/book that has made a big impression on you

5. Something you would like to have/ see/ know/ learn

6. An article or piece of news that has sparked your interest

7. Someone or something who means a lot to you

8. A dream you have (had)

9. Your favorite kind of food or beverage

10. Post your own idea for a blog theme



Blogging 101 with my students
August 23, 2007, 12:06 am
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Those who knew me as a teenager would be astonished to find out that I not only have a  blog of my own but also that I have taken ten of my teenage students to the school´s computer lab so that they could start their blogs for a pioneering project. When I was their age I refused to even get close to a computer…sure, computers were much slower and more scarce back then, but still I wanted nothing to do with technology. I was pretty much a hippie wannabe at that time and only learned to use a computer when I started college, getting placed in Basic Computer lessons together with two other kindred souls who equally despised computers. Since then I can say I have come a long way.

Anyway, after this huge digression, I got my students to start their blogs for a class project earlier this week and it went surprisingly well. They decided to work on their blogs in pairs rather than follow my proposal that they have their individual blogs, which sounded like a better idea in the end. It took them no time to figure it all out and soon they were posting their first lines, picking out images for their themes and uploading videos onto their pages.

While some were quick to get posting, others seemed at a loss for words to write on their blogs. Just like myself when I got involved in the blog project in the first place.

I´ve got some ideas about what to do with my page now but don´t know yet how to get them done- need some more time to learn to get the stuff I want added to my blog. I have a feeling that my students will be teaching me how to do that as we go along.



up and running
August 17, 2007, 6:42 pm
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Hey!

Now that you have found me here, get ready to be surprised.

Or not…

Hopefully you will be seeing some fun stuff about me on my blog.