Posted by Kim Cofino on Wednesday, September 10th 2014
Wow! We’re already almost finished with the Inquiring and Analyzing stage of this project! Our final step is to reflect on what we’ve learned.
Here’s what you need to do:
In a Google Doc inside your Tech folder, type a reflection describing what you have learned during this part of the project. Make sure you start with an introduction describing what we’ve done so far. Then answer the following questions:
Why do you need a blog? What problem will having a blog solve?
Which 3 of the class criteria (6A, 6C) are most important to you? How do these three criteria make a good blog?
How do you plan on making sure that your blog meets these 3 criteria?
Finish your reflection with a conclusion that wraps up your thoughts on this part of the project.
You should have at least one paragraph for each question, plus one paragraph for the introduction and conclusion. You may want to use this document to help you write your reflection:
Posted by Kim Cofino on Thursday, September 4th 2014
One of the best things about blogging is that you get to share your personality, ideas and interests with the world! Your blog should reflect who you are as an individual so that your readers can get to know you. No matter how specific your interests are, most likely there is at least someone out there who will be interested in the same thing. Blogging helps you make those connections.
Before you start your new blog, you need to think about what aspects of your personality, and what kinds of ideas and interests you want to share with the world. You don’t need to share everything about yourself, in fact that’s probably not a good idea.
Spend some time thinking about what would be appropriate to share, what other people might be interested in, and what things can promote a positive image of you and YIS.
To do this, we will be creating mind maps using Inspiration to brainstorm our best ideas and to provide some potential topics for future blog posts. Later, we’ll be sharing our brainstorm on our individual blogs, so make sure it’s well-organized and easy to understand!
Here’s what you need to do:
Use Inspiration to make a mind map to demonstrate your interests and ideas. For example: What are your hobbies? What are some of your favorite things? Where are some of your favorite places? What do you like learning about?
Make sure your mind map is clear, well-organized, detailed and thorough. Use grouping and formatting techniques to make your mind map clear and easily understandable. The more detailed your mind-map is, the better.
You need a minimum of 3 big ideas.
Each big idea needs at least 3 small ideas.
Each smaller idea needs 3 smaller ideas.
Use fill color, line color, shape and space to make sure your mind map is easy to read (these are formatting techniques).
Earn extra points: Use advanced formatting and grouping features to make your mind map exceptionally clear to the viewer.
To earn a 7 – 8:
You have created a complex and detailed map (3-3-3).
Your map is exceptionally well organized.
Your map utilizes a wide variety of formatting tools to make it clear and easy to understand.