Sunday, 22 July 2007

Welcome to Lines, Week 3!

Hi guys!

Welcome to the new-look E-Comm lessons! We've made a lot of changes for this session, so don't expect anything to be the same!
Things to do today:
  1. Sign up for a google/blogger account (for all students who don't have their own yet)
  2. Start a new blog (for new students only)
  3. Help your new friends start a blog (for old students)
  4. Write a group blog post about blogging (see questions below)
  5. Print any blog post you write to take to your classroom e-comm lesson to be corrected.
One thing that is the same, of course, is your blogs. If you already have a blog, you are going to keep writing to it in these two weeks as well. If you have just arrived, today's task is to start a new blog with your group. To do this, we want each person to sign up for a google account. (If you already have a google account or gmail address, of course you can use that.) To do this, you will need to go to the blogger start page and follow the instructions to sign up. You only need to create one blog per group, so choose one person to continue to step 2 & 3, which is where you create the actual blog. I will then help you to add everyone to your blog so that you can all write to the same one. Make sure you give the address to me, so I can see what you've created!
Once you have a blog to write on, you need to write one post together with your group. Think about the following questions:
  • What is a blog?
  • Why do people write blogs?
  • What is the value of keeping an English learning blog?
  • How can blogs help you learn English?

If you have time, you can write a second, individual post:

  • Introduce yourself (new students)
  • What are your goals for your stay at Lines? What do you want to acheive while you are at Queenswood?
  • Anything else you want to talk about.

Apart from that, remember to have fun! Your blogs are for you to write your thoughts about learning, the school, the English language, the excursions and whatever else you want to say. We hope you will learn to enjoy the challenge of writing them everyday.

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