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Ipad or Ipod.

  1. Go to Edublogs and sign into your Edublog account.
  2. Go to your Dashboard
  3. Go to New Post
  4. Choose a statement: A. An iPad is the next greatest innovation. B. The iPod has changed music forever.
  5. Title your new blog post with the statement of your choosing.
  6. In the post explain what you think the statement means.
  7. Publish your post.

Blog Commenting

Today you will be commenting on a classmates blogpost.
Read my blogpost on commenting then return to this page.
Visit the class blog .
Locate your name on the right side of the page and click on the name listed beneath your name.
Read their post on Digital Media.
Click on the comment link and comment, in a paragraph, on the following:
  • This made me think about…….
  • I wonder why…….
  • Your writing made me form an opinion about…….
  • This post is relevant because…….
  • Your writing made me think that we should…….
  • I wish I understood why…….
  • This is important because…….
  • Another thing to consider is…….
  • I was reminded that…….
  • I can relate to this…….
  • This makes me think of…….
  • I discovered……
  • I don’t understand…….
  • I found myself wondering…….
Submit your comment and then continue with your class work for the day.


Change

Watch this video on change.
Check out the website Do Something
  1. Go to iGoogle
  2. Go to Blogger
  3. Go to your Dashboard
  4. Go to New Post
  5. Title your new blog post with the statement of your choosing.
  6. In your post, compare and contrast the message in the video with that of the website.
  7. Embed the video onto your blog and link up the Do Something website.
  8. Publish your post.
Directions for embedding video onto your blog.
  • Copy the embed code from youtube.
  • Choose edit html
  • Copy the code
  • Choose Compose


Cyberbullying Reflection 1

  1. Read about Cyberbullying.
  2. Go to the Cyberbullying Reflection page and copy questions 1, 2. and 3. You will reflect on these questions in a new blog post on your blog. Rephrase the questions into a response and delete the questions when finished.




Digital Life -What is digital media?

Watch the film My Digital Life

After viewing the movie as a class comment in a new blog post on the following: Create a blog post discussing the following:
1. What is 'digital media'? What are characteristics of digital media?
2. What are some advantages of digital media? What are some disadvantages?
3. What does your digital footprint look like? How do you express yourself online?
4. Add a picture representing digital media from creative commons.
5. Publish Post

Emotional Intelligence

What is Empathy?
The ability to imagine yourself in someone else's shoes and to know what that person is feeling. Empathy isn't sympathy (feeling bad for someone else), "it is feeling with someone else, sensing what it would be like to be that person." (by Daniel Pink)

This movie discusses empathy.



After viewing the movie, complete the following:
Create a new blog post titled Empathy and Emotion.
  1. Can you tell what the eyes are saying? Take the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test.
  2. Are you Empathetic? Take this test.
  3. Link to and describe these two tests in your blog post. What do your scores say about you? How will this help you to know more about yourself and what you need to do for self-improvement?
  4. Create a "What Emotion is this?" on Google Presentation.
    1. Create a Title Slide with "What Emotion is this?" and your name.
    2. Search Creative Commons for an image that symbolize one emotion without showing the name of the emotion. The image should be saved in your Images Folder. Rename the image. Make sure they are saved with high resolution.
    3. Add the image you just save to the Google Presentation.
    4. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for 10 different images for that same emotion you choose.
    5. Publish your presentation as a webpage (share - publish as webpage)
    6. Copy the HTML code for the presentation.
  5. Post your "What Emotion is this?" to your Blog.



Essential Learning Definitions


Expectations


What would you like to do?
What are some of your goals for the quarter?
  1. Go to Edublogs and sign into your Edublog account.
    Go to your Dashboard
    Go to New Post
  2. Title your new post "Expectations of Class"
  3. Write about the prompts above.
  4. Publish your post.
  5. Remember to use proper capitilization, usage, punctuation and spelling. There are lots of others looking at your blogs besides me.

Expressing Yourself Online

Watch the video

Reflect on your offline and online identity. Think about who you are in person, in school, and with your friends and family.
Compare this personality to who you are when you are on the Internet, your cell phone, and the websites you use.
How do these two personalities compare?
Do you see any similarities between yourself offline and online? Do you see any differences?
Why do you think a person might act differently online than you do in person?
How can you be true to yourself both online and offline?


Final Reflection



Mix it Up

1. Visit Teaching Tolerance and read through some of the posts. When you find an interesting post and you want to read further, do so.
2. Eventually, choose a post you'd be interested in sharing your opinions.
3. Next, start a new post in your blog.
4. Your post will have three paragraphs
5. In Paragraph 1 you will summarize the Teaching Tolerance post you read.
6. Paragraph 2 will be about your thoughts and reflections on the subject. Use a comment starter to get you going.
  • This made me think about…….
  • I wonder why…….
  • Your writing made me form an opinion about…….
  • This post is relevant because…….
  • Your writing made me think that we should…….
  • I wish I understood why…….
  • This is important because…….
  • Another thing to consider is…….
  • I was reminded that…….
  • I can relate to this…….
  • This makes me think of…….
  • I discovered……
  • I don’t understand…….
  • I found myself wondering…….

7. In paragraph 3 you will talk about how you might talk about this subject during lunch on Mix It Up Day. Include questions you might ask about others about the subject.
8. Include a link to the URL for Teaching Tolerance.
9. Publish your post.

Oops, I Broadcast it on the Internet

Watch the Movie -
6th Grade Oops, I Broadcast it on the Internet
7th Grade Oops, I Broadcast it on the Internet
Create a blog post.
  • Identify some of the benefits of sharing information online
  • Reflect on the risks of sharing inappropriate information (over-sharing) online
  • What are the consequences of sharing about yourself online? Of sharing information about others online?
Find an image in creative commons that supports the message in your blog post.
Publish your post.



Phishing

Watch the video on Phishing

Create a blog post and explain the following:
  • An example of how the scam typically works
  • How to recognize and report a phishing email
  • What to do when you receive a phishing email
  • What to do if you mistakenly divulge information
  • Embed the phishing video in your blog post (Click on embed, copy the code, and paste it into the html section of your post.)
Publish your post when finished.



Setting Up an Edublog Account



Sticks and Stones

Watch the video Words are Worse than Sticks and Stones.

Create a new blog post.
Embed the video into your blog post.
Imagine Alye is your best friend and you have just discovered she is being bullied because you saw this YouTube video.
The only way to get a hold of her is to write her a letter.
What will you say to her?
How will you advise Alye?
Write a letter to Alye in response her video.


Think Different