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Link to Jeanne's ESL Blog.
I. Creating and Maintaining an ESL Blog*

Purpose: To practice reading and writing fluency on a weekly basis and to satisfy your TBA hours.

Setting up your ESL Blog:

(Here is a summary of the basic steps. I have also created a video.)

1.      Create a gmail account. (You do not have to use gmail for your email purposes, but google hosts a simple, effective blogging tool.)

2.      Open your new gmail account, go to “more” and scroll down to “Blogger.” (Do not open “Blogs”.)

3.      Open “sign up for a blog.”

4.      Fill in the password you created.

5.      Name your blog.

6.      Set a blog address.

7.      Choose a blog template.

8.      Start posting.

9.      Write your first blog.

10.  Publish.

Interesting ESL Blogs:

·         Grammar Girl: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/default.aspx

·         Kenneth Beare’s ESL Blog: http://esl.about.com/b/

·         Blogger tips: http://www.copyblogger.com/effective-blog-habits/

·         More blogger tips: http://www.copyblogger.com/ernest-hemingway-top-5-tips-for-writing-well/

 II. Click to open your First Blog Assignment.

*What is a blog?  A log is a journal or notebook. The word blog is a combination of “web” + log = blog! Therefore, a blog is an internet space for your thoughts and your work!

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