DEADLINE: Sunday April 2, midnight
On your Eu-blog, leave an introduction of yourself. Focus especially on how you think Technical Writing will be useful in your upcoming education, college major, and possible career fields.
In this class, “I don’t know” is never good enough, as that is why Google was invented. What you don’t know, you can research on the internet. You can also ask people in your field, or contact a reference librarian (look to the right on this page for three ways to get free research help from a librarian you are paying to help you https://library.lanecc.edu/ ).
Your Edu-blog is a “professional blog” that you can use in the future as a portfolio to show employers and university admissions officers. The tone should be both warm and professional. The amount of actual personal information you post is up to you, but be smart: this blog is on the open internet.
EVERY blog post in this class must include images. Make a study of how to include images that relate to your text. You must add captions as well as blog front page that has posts on how to do stuff like image attribution. I have a category called “How Do I?” on the right hand side of my blog. Click on it and choose the topic you want: http://jensens.edublogs.org/
Part of being a good digital citizen is learning the art of the blog comment. I have a “How Do I?” blog post on how to comment.
End with an open-ended question that invites others to respond. By doing this, you are learning how to invite others to view get involved with your blog.
Go around to other people’s introductions and make comments.
You must at minimum leave comments for everyone in your Writing Circle (peer review group). You will find links to them all on my blogroll at http://jensens.edublogs.org/
Here are the groups as the class opens. I will change them throughout the term as people drop or are added to the class:
|Groups (5)||Group members||User count|
|Best of Class||Louis Belfatto, Stephen Harris, Caitlynn Hawks, Sandra Jensen, Kallista Wilson, Erin Wood||6|
|Stars Over Lane||Meredith Blair, Daelon Davis, Brandon Dixon, Sandra Jensen, Adam Kincaid, Ryan Nagamatsu||6|
|Tech Talkers||Sandra Jensen, Whitney Snell, Miranda Williams, Jongwoo Won, Tyler Wooley, Ryujiro Yoshioka, Amanda Zarate||7|
|Tech Tigers||Jerry Clemens, Jeffrey Gutierrez, Sean Hennigar, Sandra Jensen, Rebecca Jewell, Shelby Taylor||6|
|Titans||Genevieve Baccaro, Sandra Jensen, Kendall Maslen, Tina Phanthavong, Justin Robertson,Victoria Thomsen||6|
Continue to comment until you have a complete list.
Then return to the Moodle forum. Click in and click “New Discussion.” Put your first and last name in the “subject” line.
Paste the list in the discussion box along with anything you want to say to me (like “Hi, Sandy! This was fun!” or “This was hard but I think I’m catching on!”). Click “post.” I will use your post to visit your comments and give you points.
All our assignments will work like that–everything on the blog. Links in a Moodle forum for grading.
Was that clear? Do you have any questions for me? You can reach me by leaving a comment below, Moodle messaging me, texting me at 541-321-3210, or e-mailing me at email@example.com