On the holidays, I went to my holiday house on the East Coast, called Swanwick. On the first day, Yanna came and stayed the night. We had lots of fun.
I also went ice-skating with Yanna, for my first time, and got a lesson from a professional figure skater.
What was sad was my grandma died and I hadn’t seen her for 4 years. She had 2 cancers in her bowel and her liver. I wasn’t really surprised when she died, because if she had survived, she would be the only person in the world who had survived it. My Dad is in France until the end of the term, for the funeral and to sort out all the death certificates, but he said that he said he had a surprise for me, and he’d tell me this Friday, so I just hope he’s coming home – I haven’t seen him since the start of week 2 of the holidays.
I have just spent a couple of hours introducing blogging to students in grade 4/5 Hortle and grade 6 Grace. The students listened well and learnt a lot about being safe on the internet as well as being good digital citizens.
Here are some of the things we discussed:
What is a blog and how it differs from a website – we watched a video from the last post on our blog
What is a URL and how to find your class blog by using the URL
Logging in to the class blog
Changing their profile – first name only no surnames at all
Changing password – make sure it is medium or strong and includes little letters, capital letters, numbers and characters – at least 8 in total
How to write a new post and include an image or video
How to leave a comment without logging in – need to know email address and anti spam word, first name only again
How to leave a comment when logged in
Adding categories and tags
What to do now:
Log into your class blog
Change your profile
Leave a comment on a post
Write your own post and submit it for review
As a class we need to make an ‘About Us’ page to introduce our class to the world.
This term we will be having a focus on ICT and in particular, the art of blogging.
A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions. For our purposes we’ll say that a blog is like our own website that we are going to update on an ongoing basis.
I think it will be a fantastic opportunity to share some of the great work our class have been doing and also to interact with other classes throughout Australia, and indeed the world.
Time to leave a comment:
Our class blog is your chance to have a voice and say in what we do. What topics are you passionate about and would like to share with others? Coding, wombats, star wars are just a few that come to mind. This is your chance to share your passion with others!