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Day One

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Day One Overview

Think Before You Post
What Makes a Good Blog Post

Lesson 1 - Think Before You Post

Use the SAS Online Sharing Guidelines and create an avatar

How was your first week of school? Write your answer on a sticky note and post it up on the wall. Read some of the answers together as a class. What do you notice? 

Today, we want to talk about how important it is to think before you post.

Watch one of the following videos.

There are three things we need to keep in mind before posting anything online.
  1. SAS Core Values (Compassion, Honesty, Fairness, Responsibility, and Respect)
  2. No Personal Information
  3. Respect Copyright Rules
brain photo by Martha Ormiston, from The Noun Project

Whatever we post needs to reflect our SAS Online Sharing Guidelines, or in other words, Think Before You Post!

Online Sharing Guidelines for Students

As we continue with this lesson, keep these things in mind. Ask yourself the questions in italics before you publish anything to remind yourself not to share private information online such as your address or age. Don't forget...think before you post!

We’ll talk in more detail about copyright, the last point on the online sharing guidelines later, but for now, keep these things in mind as we create an online avatar for our blogs.

Lesson 2 - What Makes a Good Blog Post

Watch one of the following videos.

Blogs in Plain English by CommonCraft
What is a blog? by Brain POP

Today, we will talk about what makes a good blog post.


In a group, look at Jimmy's blog. Make a list with what you would change about this blog and why you would change it. Discuss as a class.
Now look at this blog post from one of last year's 6th graders. Compare both blogs. What are the differences?
Make a list of qualities that make up a good blog post.

Lesson 3 - Add a Labels Gadget

Check your labels

Before adding a labels gadget, let's check your class labels from your previous blog post. Look at your blog post and make sure your labels are:

Labels - gr6, homebase, bootcamp, math, pe, ss, rla, science

For future blog posts, use "gr6" and the appropriate class label. You may also use any topic words you wish to use.
(Example:  gr6, math, fractions)

(If you need to fix a label, first delete it and update the blog post, then go in and edit the post again and add the correct label and update. Instructions)

Add a labels gadget

Once your settings are good to go, take a few minutes and add the Labels Gagdet to the sidebar of your blog. This will make it easier for you to look at blog posts for only one class.

Adding a Labels Gadget in Blogger