blog 1. noun. A contraction of "web log," a form of on-line writing characterised in format by a single column of chronological text, usually with a sidebar, and frequently updated.
It’s Real Virtual Although you are communicating via electronic media, a connection that is akin the telephone, email, or instant messaging, which are all instances where we might often express ourselves informally, remember we are “meeting” here with a scholarly focus. Integrity, dignity, courtesy, and intellect are pillars that support such discourse. This does not mean you cannot be friendly, conversational, or tentative. A blog is a great place to share what you know, ponder, contend, ask questions, float ideas, bounce ideas, and reflect. Just remember what you submit to cyberspace eventually reaches a destination in the real world of real people. “Virtual” is the operative word in “virtual discussion.” You truly are responsible for what you say and what you say really is received by real people. Blogging comes with real benefits and real consequences. So proofread and think twice before you hit “submit.” Blog with your best self.
Read and respond with at least every two weeks with a blog entry (about 500-5,000 characters in length each; that's about 200 words, or about 3 inches of 12 point text, or filling the "write in blog" box), and add a couple of comments.
Scoring will be based on meeting assignment requirements and quality of expression, including focus on topics, specifity of textual support, evidence of research, critical thinking, perception, interpretation, reflection, and insight.
1. Communication. 2. Respect. 3. Trust 4. Courtesy. 5. Focus. 6. Keep it PRIVATE for REGISTERED USERS ONLY.
School Code of Conduct applies to blog participation.
Click on the Blog Name under your username English 12 Honors Blog.
On the blog you can read the Focus Question and the blogs & comments.
To write in the blog, go back by clicking the logo or the BACK TO EBLOGGY in the navigation bar and click on "WRITE IN BLOG" from the gold bar menu or simply "POST AN ENTRY" in the navigation bar.
TO ADD A COMMENT TO AN EXISTING BLOG ENTRY: Click on Comments. If the blogger has clicked on the comments box correctly, you will be able to add a comment; if not the popup box will tell you so.
TO CREATE A BLOG: Get to the white-gold-blue eBloggy screen by browsing back or clicking the logo and click on the menu item "Write in Blog." Mark entry status PRIVATE and Comments Options REGISTERED USERS ONLY.
YOU MAY ALWAYS DELETE YOUR POSTINGS AND RE-POST: So don't fret over making a mistake. You can change it.
You can not delete others' postings.
NOW, TO BEGIN
Please bear in mind the assignment, assessment criteria, and rules. Be responsible to take care of our little Honors 12 corner of cyberspace practical and safe for all.
If you post something that affects the page adversely--quickly delete it and try again. If an image or color can enhance your communication--use ; but, if it is just showy--forget it. The key here is scholarship, courtesy, and meaningful dialogue. Again, if you try something and it doesn't work, quickly delete, try something different and keep it simple and clear.
Use your best judgment when it comes to Communication, Trust, and Mutual Respect.....lest you pay some consequences. This is not the wild, wild west of the world wide web. All school rules apply. Abide....or deal with the sheriff.