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- What is a blog?
- How is a blog different
from a diary?
- Are your thoughts faster
than your ability to type them?
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- A blog is not just a record of daily events as a diary would be. In a
diary you would merely record what happens each day, but a blog expresses
your feelings and opinions of what you experience in life. It is more your
impressions of events that just a record of them.
- A blog allows you to explore your personal
thoughts and feelings about anything that matters to you. Like diaries, blogs
are usually written in the first person (I) about ideas important to the
- A blog can be compared to a picture album of your thoughts. It is as
if you were writing an email or chat message to a friend.
- Only the teacher will read
your blogs, unless you want to share one with the world by publishing it
on the Web.
- A blog is an opportunity to improve both your writing and typing techniques
without being penalized for lack of perfection. For now, do not worry about
how well you express yourself, because blogs will not be graded for content
(what you say) or mechanics (how well you say it--punctuation or grammar,
but since you have a spell checker, spelling counts).
- A blog cannot be, however,
just random typed gibberish.
- Blogs will only be graded on their length. What matters is the number
of lines that you type every week.
- Use proper keyboarding techniques (Sit up straight and fingers on home
- Number every five lines.
- Use an easy to read font, such as Times or Arial.
- Use 12 or 14 point font.
- do not type in ALL CAPS.
- Do not change the default margins.
- Use the spell checker.
- You may choose your own topic or the suggested ones.
- Reports or assignments for other classes may not be used as blogs.
- Blogs will generally be written weekly and due on Fridays, or the last
day of the school week.
- Lines must be full. Do not count lines that do not go all the way across
- 20 or more lines = A
- 18-19 lines = B
- 17-14 lines = C
- 13-12 lines = D
1. Describe the school year so far.
2. Describe something really funny or embarrassing that happened to you in a
3. Buying clothes--what’s in, what’s out.
4. Favorite movie
5. I was never so embarrassed. . .
6. An alien visited my house
7. If I won the lottery
8. Chit chat room
9. School lunches--what they are, what they should be
10. Student groups
11. If I only had 24 hours to live
12. If I could live forever
13. Favorite/least favorite music
14. Your favorite/least favorite sports
15. How I earn money
16. A “ hair raising “ baby sitting experience
17. A perfect place to travel
18. How to be popular/unpopular
19. Sports report
20. If I could change the school
21. If I could be anywhere in the world right now besides here
22. The life and times of a middle schooler
23. My favorite book
24. How to make a perfect sandwich
25. The joys and frustrations of being my age