Writing Posts

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Quality Writing (6 Traits)

  • Ideas
  • Organization
  • Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Conventions

 

Edublogs Teacher Challenge: Write your first posts

VISUAL APPEARANCE

  • Attention Grabbing Title
  • Short Paragraphs
  • Headings
  • Links
  • Colored Text
  • Images and Media

Quality Student Blogs Part One – Posts

  • Write posts semi-regularly such as every week or two.
  • Write about something that you are interested in but also something that will interest others. 
  • Reply to all/most of your commenters. 
  • Don’t overdo glitter text and keep fonts consistent and easy to read. 
  • If you want to use images, use creative commons images, screenshots or your own photos/artwork.
  • Make posts easy to read.
  • Experiment with web 2.0 tools to make your posts interactive and engaging.
  • End posts with questions to provide readers with commenting prompts. 
  • Proofread and check your facts before publishing.

 

Sample Student Blogs

Royce
Miriam
Jarrod 

Resources for Creating Posts (web)

Visual Editor

Changing font type, size and color in your posts

Adding Media (Documents, Images, Audio, Video,  

How to insert links in your post

 

Resources for Creating Posts (iPad app)

How to write a new post
How to format your post using the format bar
How to add a link
How to create a numbered list
How to create an unordered list (bullet points)
How to add a photo from your library to a post
How to take and add a photo to a post
How to add a video from your library to a post
How to record and add a video to a post
How to save a post draft
How to edit a post

 

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