Your Blog Project
In order to set up your blog, please sign up for a Google (or a gmail) account. Once you have your account, visit blogger.com and sign in using your gmail account and password.
Once you have signed in click on a link called “Create a blog”
You will be prompted to choose a title and a url address for your blog.
During the next step you will have the opportunity to choose the background/ format.
That should be it. Nice and simple.
Of course, I hope that you use your blog space in whatever way is most useful for you. However, my purpose for assigning this is to give you a public space in which to respond to classroom readings and discussions. Using this electronic format gives us a chance to see how each class participant is responding to our classroom material and should allow all of us to take discussion topics in new directions.
In addition to simply responding to readings, you may use your blog in a number of other ways. These include, but are not limited to, 1) keeping running reflections on a particular English class that you are teaching, 2) posting pictures, video clips, links to various web sources that address concerns we are discussing in our course, 3) sharing resources for teaching and learning English that implement critical perspectives.
I encourage you to use the blog in the way that best suits your interests, and I encourage you to be as creative as you wish—take risks.