Last week, third grade students learned they have their own place on the web in the form of their blog. Their blog will become their e-portfolio. Students learned to access their blog by typing in its unique url. Students then learned to log in to their blog and create a post called All About Me. Students typed five sentences that described them. Before the activity, students watched this video to understand the things that belong in their Top Secret Folder. Their Top Secret Folder holds all those pieces of information about themselves they should NOT share online without their parents permission. Before publishing their posts, students were instructed to have another student proofread their post and alert them to any sentences that did not begin with a capital letter or end with punctuation.
Fourth and fifth grade students learned how to create a new page on their blog. Students logged in and created a page called All About Me. They included six sentences about themselves, remembering not to post anything that goes in their Top Secret Folder. Students had other classmates proof their post and check for proper sentence structure before publishing. Students watched the following video produced by Mrs. Yollis’ class to learn how to leave comments. Students then left a comment on the All About Me page from two other classmates.