IF YOU KNOW A BUSINESS OWNER, PLEASE GET A LETTER FROM MRS. WEBER REQUESTING ITEMS FOR OUR CLASSROOM ECONOMY AUCTION!!!

GOAL: You will have the opportunity to begin a blog!

  1. Watch this Introduction video clip created by Mrs. Weber to welcome you to her class. You will also learn about the expectations for your class.
  2. EXTRA CREDIT: Show your parents this lesson plan and have them visit this part of my website:
    1. Parent Info.
    2. 8th Grade Student Page of Fame
    3. 8th Grade Documentary class page.
    4. Ask them to fill out the form on the Parent Info. page or the Comments section at the bottom of the 8th Grade page or the bottom of the home page of my website. Ask them to tell me what they expect you to learn in this class this quarter. Also, please have them offer any suggestions or ask any questions they may have!! THANKS!!!
  3. Begin creating your blog:
    1. Watch this video about blogs
    2. Read these rules about netiquette and posting online
    3. Go to dooblekit.com
    4. Click SIGN UP FREE NOW!
    5. Full Name: Your first and last name
    6. Email: Use your school email
    7. Password: Use the password you use for your school Google account
    8. What is the website for?: Child
    9. Click CREATE MY WEBSITE NOW!
    10. If asked, say YES to save your password for the site
    11. Watch the video to help you get started
    12. After the video:
      1. Choose a template–remember you can change it later if you want
        1. Add header image
        2. Add content & edit sidebar–click the red note button
        3. Edit the homepage–click the red page button
        4. Customize your website–add or delete pages–click red menu button–KEEP THE BLOG PAGE
      2. Go to the BLOG page–this is where you will do your writing for this class everyday. You will share this blog with Mrs. Weber and your parents and anyone else you would like to see what you are doing in class.
      3. Click the red NEW BLOG POST button
      4. Title: Creating a Blog (ALWAYS be sure to capitalize each word in a title!!)
      5. Leave Tags blank–skip it
      6. Entry Content: Type 3-5 sentences about what you did today, what you learned, how you can use it in your life outside of this class, how you can use it in your life outside of this school.
      7. Click SAVE
      8. Click the green PUBLISH SITE button
      9. Click PUBLISH FREE–option 2: personal website
      10. Check the box I’m not a robot
      11. Click PUBLISH
      12. Click HOME to go to your home page
      13. Right click your URL (it is the website address) and choose to copy
      14. Go to your Word Online file for this class.
      15. Right click and choose paste to paste your website address
      16. Click to SHARE the Word Online file so I can have access to your Blog posts

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