So, it has been a long time before I could get caught up on all that you have done over the last month or so. You have done an incredible job, really. I have been very impressed with what you have turned in. I am going to be adding a couple of the Weebly Help Files to the server for the teachers, some will really help I am sure.
Now, for this week I am going to listen to what a bunch of you have been saying. Maybe I have been overloading you a little bit. Let's slow it down a bit. Let's keep up with the Publisher assignments but make it the week. I have been gorgeous work already (have you seen Yahia's card?). I hope you keep up the quality of work and continue to impress.
There will be three blogs this week as is the norm (what we hope to do on a weekly basis).
So, Weebly lives after quite a battle getting us access. All is well in the world, except for the wireless...that still is broken.
So for this week, work on the project below. All is due Sunday at the latest...but we will see if I need to change that. You can now upload all you assignments to your Weebly site and I am not able to finish off more of the marking. I hope to have it done by the end of the weekend.
Only 2 blogs this week. Very simple.
So, it has now come to that time where I will finally be back and teaching you all! How exciting is that? So far it sounds like everyone is doing fairly well and keeping up on everything. I will try and post some marks before I leave (I wrote this on Friday morning) and plan out more of the week, but I feel it is going to be a bit open until I get settled. Here is what I know we are going to tackle.
Should be a bit of a patchy week but we need to get the house keeping items out of the way.
Now about these blogs...they are just looking fantastic! Some of you really need to let your writing flow, you feel a little held back. I will show you some examples when I get in.
As for the video last week, wasn't it horrible? Now, why did you think I put that one in? There is a method to my madness as they say. We will talk about it, but there was a definite reason for that video.
This week there will be three blogs again (I feel like 3 is a good number).
So, 2 weeks down and I have no idea how many more to go. I have to say, when I figured I would be missing the first 3 weeks of school it was really hard for me as a teacher. I love teaching and not being there with you is very, very difficult. That being said, with the help of returning IT students and just having an incredible class list I feel like you are all just nailing the work.
Those blogs...I mean right off the start, AMAZING! You write with personal insight and distinct voices. It is a harder thing to o than you can imagine. When I get back I am going to have to post the top 3 blogs of the week because some of them are shockingly good. Just simply writing will help you deal with issues, voice opinion and gain comfort in language. Write more than you think you need to, make mistakes and enjoy it. I don't mark you on grammar so let your words flow!
NOTE When you finish writing a blog click out of the text box. If you don't do this Weebly cuts off your blogs. You can check by actually going to your own site ad looking what was cut off. Once you click off the text box, only then hit Publish Changes.
Now, for this week.
Your assignment is going to impact the school. You are going to help me make the lab even better. What I need you to do is to practice a little shopping. Yes I said shopping. You will need to use your Snipping tool skills (or print screen if you wish) to take snapshots of online products and justify choices. What we want to buy are web cams and mic headsets. Below is the assignment with everything you need to know.
Due Date: When I get back.
You also have blogs for the week. I will give you 3 blogs again this week. 2 guided blogs and one commentary on a video.
Did you want to know why I posted the dinosaur video? Did it confuse you? Karim Fahmy didn't like it much...boooo. I posted it because I could. You live in a world where videos, for better or worse, are an integral part of your day. You need to remember that sometimes you need to enjoy silliness, smile and believe that no matter what happens around us there is still joy and humor.