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MRS. DURBIN

Throughout first semester, you will see different posts made to this website and you will be assigned to respond to these blogs on your own page and also to comment on the other posts by your classmates.  

To make a post to your page, you should...
1. Click on your page (your name).
2. At the bottom of the page, click "Sign In"
3. Then, click on "New Post"
4. Title your post something related to the assignment
5. Write your comment and then click "Save"

To comment on your blog or another blog post or your own, you should...
1. Make sure you are signed in (Click "Sign In" at the bottom of the page)
2. Click on the title of the post
3. Click on "Comments"
4. Write in the comment box
5. Click "Add Comment" 

(A1 Only) Survey Reaction/Response

posted Sep 16, 2011, 8:11 AM by Jennifer Durbin

Spend time looking at the survey results I emailed you from the media survey.  Then, comment on trends or surprised that you noticed in reviewing the data.  Create a blog post on your blog page explaining what you found in the results.

(B3 Only) Reflecting on 9/11 Ten Years Later...

posted Sep 11, 2011, 12:04 PM by Jennifer Durbin   [ updated Sep 16, 2011, 8:10 AM ]

Without the media and those who happened to grab a video camera, the events of 9/11 are forever remembered because of this technology.  Now, after ten years we reflect back on the events that changed the United States forever.  

This article visits the marketing 

Follow this link and read the article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/business/media/marketers-honoring-sept-11-with-care.html

After reviewing the articles, create a blog post on your page answer the following questions:
What do you think about the plans for commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11?  How much is too much?  Who makes that decision?  What feels right?  What feels wrong?  Explain your thoughts.  
***Remember these blogs are public and can be seen by anyone.  Make sure you keep it politically correct and comments are only constructive, not destructive.***

Chapter 1 highlights

posted Sep 11, 2011, 12:02 PM by Jennifer Durbin

What do you remember most about Chapter 1?  What were you surprised by?  What did you find interesting?  In a couple well developed paragraphs,  you should respond to what you read in Chapter 1.

Are You Blogging Responsibly?

posted Sep 11, 2011, 12:01 PM by Jennifer Durbin

As we get started using our class blogs for posting our writing and ideas, it is important to fully understand the medium we are using. Many of you may be familiar with such technology if you've used sites such as MySpace or Facebook. Those, typically, are geared towards social networking and meeting friends. Our purpose here is to use a blog as a learning tool first, not a place to socialize.

 By the end of class today, students should recognize the potential dangers of irresponsible blogging, and contribute to an "acceptable blog use" policy for our class.

Your assignment is to read the following texts:
Schools grapple with policing students' online journals from USA Today.
"Student blogging handbook" from Mr. Hunt's class
After reading them, write a post on your blog that explores the following questions:

What are some of the potential dangers of blogging discussed in these texts? Which of these concerns are legitimate? Why or why not? What other dangers are there in blogging that were not discussed in the texts? What should students keep in mind in order to practice responsible blogging? Suggest 2-3 rules you think would be appropriate for the class to follow as part of a blog policy.
 

When you are done, I will compile your responses from your posts and we will discuss them in class. 

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