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Student Blogging

  1. 1. By: Tai Thomas & Shaka Johnson Do's and Don'ts of Student Blogging
  2. 2. <ul><li>Students will learn the Do’s and Don'ts of blogging. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn the legal and ethical issues of journalism. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn about first amendment rights as web publishers </li></ul>Objectives:
  3. 3. <ul><li>In 1456, Johannes Gutenberg, a German printer, introduced to the world the first movable typing press. </li></ul><ul><li>The very first book to ever be printed from the typing press was the Holy Bible. The first newspaper to appear was in Europe in 1665. </li></ul><ul><li>The &quot;Public Occurrences, both Foreign and Domestic&quot;, was the first newspaper in the American Colonies published by Benjamin Harris. </li></ul><ul><li>By the 1770s a total of 89 newspapers were being published in 35 different cities throughout America. </li></ul>Journalism:
  4. 4. Never give out your whole name, street address, social security, or any other personal information. Don'ts of Blogging:
  5. 5. <ul><li>Bashing can lead to dislike of a blog author. Slander is inappropriate. </li></ul>Never bash someone's name.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Don’t go on and on as if your blog is a newspaper report. This will bore your audience. </li></ul>Understand the difference between blogging and writing an article.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Never put vulgar or offensive language on your blog. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interact with your audience. Make sure you reply to comments and keep the conversation going.
  9. 9. <ul><li>The penalties for plagiarism can vary from failing an assignment, loss of privilege, getting a low grade to not being promoted to a higher standard, academic probation and even expulsion from an educational institution.   </li></ul>Never Plagerize.
  10. 10. Do's of Blogging: Make sure your blog is entertaining. - Keep your readers interested! Give them something to talk about.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Ask questions. Leave room for comments and criticism. Blog about topics that your readers can feel apart of. </li></ul>Get your readers involved!
  12. 12. <ul><li>Blog about controversial topics. </li></ul>Start a Fight!
  13. 13. <ul><li>Give recognition to article sources. It’s polite and the right thing to do. They’ll appreciate it. </li></ul>Give Regonition.
  14. 14. <ul><li>When blogging about a topic, make sure you really know what you’re talking about. Know the facts. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Communicate with other bloggers. Start a group and stay active. This can lead to many more followers. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What can plagiarism lead to? </li></ul><ul><li>Do ----- with other bloggers? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you give recognition to article sources? </li></ul><ul><li>Answers: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Expulsion, failing grade… etc. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Fellowship. </li></ul><ul><li>3. It’s polite; the right thing to do. </li></ul>Questions:
  17. 17. <ul><li>A blog is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to remember the several do’s and don’t of blogging just ask yourself is this offensive, degrading, or inappropriate in any way. </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is your free expression and fun for everyone, as long as you follow the certain guidelines. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Elise. (2003, October 17) What is Blogging? Retrieved October 10, 2009 from, Elise.com http://www.elise.com </li></ul><ul><li>Deb. (2009, September 21) What is a blog and how is blogging different form article writing? Retrieved October 12, 2009 from The Freelance Writing Jobs Network. http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com </li></ul><ul><li>ABC News. (2005, September 15) What is Blogging? Retrieved October 11, 2009 from, ABC News. http://www.abcnews.go.com. </li></ul>

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