Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blogging guidelines

For each unit that we study, each of you will post at least 5 times on your own blogs, and each of you will comment at least 5 times on someone else's blog.
  • Posting:
    • Size of post: About a paragraph, in your own words of course, but make it interesting to read, ie. put in some pictures, or subtitles, or whatever you think is cool and eye-catching. Write something that YOU would want to read!
    • Content of post: A few suggestions/rules:
      • At least one of your posts should be a summary of a lesson for the current week. Any math notation or symbols, you must use a tool, for example, like this, to get it to appear properly in your post, none of this "x^2" nonsense! This post should also include a sample question on the lesson topic, eg something you might expect to see on a test.
      • You can post about your independent assignment, telling us about your topic, or the tool you plan to use to present it, or any interesting finds as you do your research.
      • You can post about activities we did during that unit, for example, this week we will be doing a geogebra activity for the log function. What questions did you try to answer, what did you find, what are you still wondering about....etc
      • You can post about any math-related topic at all, something in the news that seems math-y, a cool math website that you found and want to share, reflections on a post that you read that inspired you.
  • Commenting:
    • Size of comment: Two or three sentences.
    • Content of comment: Up to you, but "Nice post!" or "Wow! Cool!" won't count. Make it clear that you have actually read the post by referring to parts of it, adding to the information it contained, answering or asking a question....etc. The thing is, if you are actually interested in the person's post, you will know what to say!

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