Blogging
How to Create Your Blog

So Yeong
https://bsylanine9.wordpress.com/

Rena
renakkk.lofter.com

Arax
http://beabookworm.wix.com/mysite
Jennifer
https://superstarjennblog.wordpress.com/

Amir
https://alexmasterhealthyrelationships.edublogs.org

Ann
http://annpurpledolls.wix.com/anntsuchiya

Richard
http://richardmlfns.wix.com/thoughtson2016

Karin
http://karin04.blog.shinobi.jp/

Takaho
http://lovekix-blog.jugem.jp/

Yejin
https://yjjblog.wordpress.com/

David
https://wordpress.com/stats/insights/davidlee706com.wordpress.com

Asuka
http://aaaaasuka.blog.shinobi.jp/

Heyder
awesomethoughts.edublogs.org
Raymond
http://awesomeray.edublogs.org

Wyatt
http://wyattswiftie.tumblr.com/

http://mrarca.weebly.com/learning-opportunities-blog



Blogging is about you and your beliefs. It's about commenting on things that you see in the real world and making a stand. Blogging is recording your ideas and sharing with a wider community. It's about social change and in the process changing you and your ideas. In this assignment you are to create a blog. The blog needs to be about how you see the world. It should be about the things that bother you about society, where you live, or what ever you experienced. It should be about your thoughts, opinions and beliefs. The topics are open and only limited by appropriateness and imagination.
Please do realize that although I would like you to make this as interesting for you, a blog is about sharing with a larger community of anyone in the world. Thus, you must have relevance to a greater community than just our classroom. This unit will work in conjunction with our speech unit and school-wide speech contest.

Here are a few ground rules for your blog:
-Please be appropriate at all times
-Your blog should take positions and opinions about a topic. I will use the personal opinions rubric that you have seen before
-Your blog should have at least one and preferably more articles that are researched in some way. Thus you will need to include a bibliography. This one article will definitely be on a rubric.
- Your blog will have at least three articles. One of which will be on Healthy Relationships for teenagers. This will count towards a HACE mark. One of these articles could be researched as per the point above. In HACE you will need to explain ideas on:
-propose strategies for building and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships.
-describe skills for avoiding or responding to unhealthy, abusive or exploitive relationships
-describe effective and appropriate response to bullying, discrimination, harassmentand intimidation
- By the end of the second week, you will need to have read and responded to at least three articles written by your classmates. Your responses will be rubriced as a whole. You will need to at least write THREE full sentences per response.
- Have good responses for your fellow classmate. A good response shows careful thought to the comments of others and they reply in a manner that promotes conversation. Replies show careful thought, challenge peers to think critically, and spark scholarly dialogue and community building
- Your blog should look like you’ve put effort into making it look beautiful and interesting for others to read

What I envision with your blog:
-Something that looks professional as you could one day use your blog as evidence of learning when you apply to collages
- Written pieces should use the writing process
-Something that you have fun doing and want to share with a wider community
-You write one or two blog articles per week

Time Line: Three weeks. You will get plenty of class time. There will always be something that you can do with your time. If you’re free, please do research for your next article, help someone edit, edit your work once more and make your blog look even better.

The first blog is due Friday, April 8th. It should be on healthy relationships. This will be used for the first of two speeches that you will give orally to the class. The first speech will be memorized and ready to present on Thursday, April 14th. Because this is for the speech contest, you will need to make your first blog a persuasive essay long enough for a minimum 3 minute speech.

The second and third blogs are due Friday, April29th. This can be on any topic you wish

The last blog is due Tuesday May 13th. This will be used for the speech contest as well. This speech will be done on Monday, May 16th.

Remember, one of your speeches must be on healthy teen relationships.

The speech contest is on May 27th.


CATEGORY
Exceeding
Meeting
Minimally Meeting
Not Yet Meeting
Critical Reading
Blog entry shows evidence of thorough preparation through critical reading and reflection thereby demonstrating an integration of relevant concepts, ideas, and principles. Author speaks as one who has a breadth and depth of knowledge.
Blog entry shows evidence of preparation through reading and reflection with some integration of ideas. Author speaks as one who has knowledge to share but at minimal depth or breadth
Blog entry shows little evidence of preparation through reading and reflection. Author speaks as one who has knowledge to share but without depth or breadth
Blog entry shows no evidence of preparation through reading or reflection. . Author speaks as one that has nothing to offer.
Critical Thinking
Blog entry demonstrates use of upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) and illustrates a thoughtful approach to the content. Author demonstrates growth in their thinking.
Blog entry demonstrates moments of upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) and illustrates a thoughtful approach to the content. Author demonstrates growth in their thinking.
Blog entry demonstrates little upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) focusing primarily on knowledge recall and illustrates a forced approach to content. Author shows signs of growth in their thinking.
Blog entry demonstrates no upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) and illustrates a careless approach to content. Author shows no sign of growth in their thinking.
Creative Thinking
Blog entry conveys evidence of creative thinking through original ideas and the integration of various forms of media to supplement the writing throughout the entire entry. Author demonstrates a new way of looking at an idea.
Blog entry conveys evidence of creative thinking through some original ideas and the integration of some forms of media to supplement the writing. Author demonstrates an intriguing but not necessarily new way of looking at an idea.
Blog entry conveys an attempt at creative thinking but the ideas are lacking and additional forms of media add little to the entry. Author demonstrates an effort to be original but needs to further develop their ideas.
Blog entry conveys no creative thinking. Author demonstrates a lack of interest or ability to present a new way of looking at an idea.
Quality of Entries
Blog entry is clear, concise, coherent and easy to understand demonstrating elements of a strong writing style. Blog entry demonstrates a polished, professional quality with few, if any, errors.
Blog entry is mostly clear, concise, and coherent with a nice writing style. Blog entry is polished but has some errors in standard written English that rarely interfere with understanding.
Blog entry is not always clear and coherent making it difficult to understand at times. Blog entry lacks publication quality as it contains several errors in standard written English interfere with understanding.
Blog entry is not clear, concise, or coherent and pays no attention to style. Blog entry should not be published as it has frequent and severe errors in standard written English that interfere with understanding.
Community of Practice
Blog entry and blogger demonstrates active participation in the blogging community by connecting, commenting, and hyperlinking. Author demonstrates a scholarly approach by connecting major ideas back to original authors via hyperlinks and citing resources as well. Replies show careful thought to the comments of others and they reply in a manner that promotes conversation. Replies show careful thought, challenge peers to think critically, and spark scholarly dialogue and community building
Blog entry and blogger demonstrates an attempt at participation in the blogging community by connecting, commenting, and hyperlinking. Author demonstrates a scholarly approach by connecting major ideas back to original authors via hyperlinks and citing resources as well. Replies show some thought to the comments of others and promotes conversation.
Blog entry and blogger demonstrates little participation in the blogging community and lack signs of connecting, commenting, and hyperlinking. Author demonstrates a lack of a scholarly approach by not connecting major ideas back nor citing resources. Replies are surface level and do not promote conversation.
Blog entry and blogger demonstrates no participation in the blogging community. Author demonstrates a no scholarly approach. Replies are not provided.

Prescribed Learning Outcomes Suggested Achievement Indicators
Healthy Relationships

Assess the importance of healthy relationships (e.g., with friends, family, teachers, mentors)
- describe, with examples, characteristics of healthy relationships (e.g., honesty, respect, open communication, shared interests)
-list and describe the emotional health benefits of healthy relationships (e.g., sense of connectedness to others, increased self-esteem, empathy, shared interests, giving and receiving help and support)
-list the potential negative effects of a lack of healthy relationships (e.g., feelings of isolation, increased likelihood of making unhealthy personal choices, depression)
-demonstrate an understanding that relationships developand change over time (e.g., in response to changing interests, maturity level, independence)

Identify school and community sources of information and support for individuals in unhealthy, abusive, or exploitative relationships (e.g., school
counsellor, help line)
- based on class discussions and activities, list a variety of school and community resources for individuals in unhealthy, abusive, or exploitative relationships, including counselling, intervention, and legal services (e.g., trusted adults, community health organizations, youth help lines, police, resources specific to the local school and community)

Describe ways in which they can contribute to a safe and caring school
environment
- with teacher and peer support, identify characteristics of safe and caring schools (e.g., respect for diversity; free from bullying, harassment, and intimidation; inclusive social environment)
- brainstorm and describe specific actions and behaviours they can take or participate in to contribute to a safe and caring school environment (e.g., refuse to spread gossip and rumours, practise inclusive behaviour with peers, avoid
abusive language)
- list relevant school and community resources for students who experience bullying, harassment, intimidation, or exclusion