Post to your blog. What you write about is up to you. Below are some ideas that you can explore. Try to add text, images, video, etc.to draw your readers in. I hope that you’ve given me your blog address in this form
- Write about something you are passionate about. Find something that you love or hate and share your passion with your readers.
- Instead of simply gushing about (or bashing) your topic, your goal is to share your knowledge about the subject and perhaps persuade us to feel the same way.
- Respond to something that we are reading/discussing in class.
- By “respond,” I mean that you should present your understanding of, opinion about, or confusion about the topic. Don’t be shy, let me know that you post to your blog, create memes, know digital literacy info, etc.
- what you’re watching or reading
- Respond to a text of your choice. A text is defined as “anything from which one can extract information”. Texts can be books, blog posts, news articles, news broadcasts, videos, tweets, hashtags, or more.
- By “respond to a text,” I mean that you should discuss something you’ve seen or read outside of class and present your thoughts about it. The text could be something that made you think, confused you, made you happy, made you mad, interested you, or more.
- Remember to provide a well-embedded link to your source text (preferably near the beginning of your post so your reader will have context early on).
- Share with the world some of the activities that occur around campus. Do you have any good pictures or stories from game play or class activities? Know anyone an athlete, artist or performer in class who wants to show off their skills?
- Write a post about something you’re learning in any of your other classes. You can discuss concepts, articles, media, labs, etc. Writing is a thinking process, so blogging about a concept from another class can help solidify your thinking about it. Discuss the process that you went through when you were with Mr. Eccles that helped you create your artwork.
- Perhaps you want to present your ideas orally instead of in writing. Well, you can do that! Every once in a while (not every time), you may create a vlog post instead of a blog post. Vlog means video blog. Your should be no longer than four minutes, and it must have a central idea (don’t just spend four minutes rambling on about nothing). Maybe you feel inspired to show the world how NOLA girls wear their hair and makeup or how westbankers know how to ball.