Monday, August 28 - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Objective: Students will review the blog rubric and be introduced to Feedly.
Standards: As identified on blog rubric
1. Students will take the vocabulary pre-test.
2. Students will receive additional learning target/standards sheets and we will talk about color-coding them, clipping them together by standard area (writing, speaking/listening, etc.), and not mixing different standard areas on the same page.
3. Students should go to Classroom and add the blog standards to their learning target sheets. We will work together to put the standards into our own words.
4. Students should go to Feedly.com (this should already be on Symbaloo) and hit the login button in the upper right-hand corner. I suggest choosing Sign in with Google so you can tie Feedly to your vbschools.net Google account.
5. Once you are logged in, type a topic (ex. baseball) into the search bar and see what comes up. If you see a blog which looks interesting, click on it. You will then notice that you see a green plus (+) sign which you can click to start following that blog.
6. The goal of using Feedly is two-fold. First, it is a great place for you to get information about topics which interest you, which is what you should be reading. Second, it will allow you to easily follow the blogs your classmates will be creating.
NOTE: There are both iPhone and Android apps for Feedly that are very convenient on your phones. If you would like to add it to your phone today, you have my permission to take your phone out and add it.
7. Continue exploring Feedly to follow and read blog posts, news feeds, etc.
8. Students will complete an exit ticket at the end of the period prior to returning their learning target folders.
HOMEWORK: For Tuesday, follow at least two blogs on Feedly about topics which interest you. Realize that those posts might not have been created with the same guidelines I have given you on your rubric. That's okay. Each one of your posts will just have specific features which need to be included. Complete your vocabulary exercises for Sept. 5 and study the lesson one vocabulary words for Sept. 6.