We will offer ideas to "jump start" your thinking and hope you will share your ideas as you learn how to use web 2.0 tools. 


If you've ever kept a diary or a journal, you know the basics of blogging. On a regular basis, you write new entries (we call these posts). Blogging serves much the same purpose as traditional journals, but they go one step further. Blogs can be a place to reflect and organize your thoughts with others via comments on your posts. It's a way to start a conversation with people who are interested in the same ideas you are!


There are many different platforms to choose from! Shop around and see which site appeals best to you.





Blogs created with these platforms are more versatile and can accommodate more customization. They have all the basic features, but also allow advanced users to tinker “under the hood” if that’s important to you. Choose one of these if you’re looking to kick it into high gear!


*For this course, we will use BLOGGER to make our blogs.* Please watch this tutorial video: to refresh your mind, if you've forgotten from class.


Ms. Darnell's blog: Awaken Librarian.


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On your blog, tell me a little about yourself, your interests, how you plan to use the blog to better yourself in an academic way and something inspiring. Make sure your background is engaging and inviting. No crazy colors or fonts!




If you add pictures, embed a video and use a hyperlink within your blog, then you will receive a bonus daily grade of a 100! Links/pics/video must be working and school appropriate! Yes, you must have all 3 to get the free 100!


Email your blog to You can post the URL for your blog here as a comment.


****ALERT!!!! I cannot express how important it is to logout and follow directions! I've hacked several blog accounts: