Sharing Our Google Sites and Introduction to Blogging

Textbook Information

We will be using the digital version of Meaningful Learning with Technology, Fourth Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-256558-5). The price is $28.99 and you can order it through the Pearson website. Plan to have your copy by the end of the week if possible.

Finishing up websites

Do you have any questions about your website? Keep in mind that we will work on these websites all semester. There is plenty of time to make changes and improvements. We were unable to finish creating our sites last Friday. Let’s take some time to continue.

Make sure that your website includes:

  • HomePage
    • Picture of you
    • Short description or list of what you would like to learn this semester
  • About Me Page
    • 2-3 pictures
    • 2-3 links to relevant websites
    • 2-3 paragraphs about you
  • Blog Postings Page and link to your home page.
    • You should have your first posting responding to Chapter 1

Blog Postings

We didn’t talk much last week about criteria for a well crafted blog posting. Let’s take a few minutes and brainstorm future criteria for future postings. Additionally, what advantages do you see in blogging versus sending responses directly to the instructor? Who is your audience?

-SMART Board “Chalk Talk”:

This is a silent way of contributing to a class discussion. Draw lines to connect to classmates’ ideas and words to elaborate or express your ideas. You can come to the board more than once.

Sharing Google Sites

Fill out this form so I can access your website.

Let’s spend a few minutes sharing our autobiographies.

For Friday

1. Finish your Home, About Me, and Blog Postings pages. We will share these on Friday. (If you need a reminder, watch the YouTube video below demonstrating what we did in class Friday and today. Make sure to copy and paste your Chapter 1 response to your Blog Postings page.

2. Make sure to share your site address with me. Once I receive everyone’s site address, I’ll make these accessible on our class blog.

3. Start thinking about what audience you’ll be creating activities for this semester. What grade level: PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12? Are you interested in science, speech therapy, special education, mathematics, history . . .?

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