Blogging Fieldtrip- Pay it Forward

Well ladies and gentlemen, you’ve all been working hard to establish your own little piece of the blogosphere. In today’s class we will be taking a cyber field trip, to the blogs of your fellow classmates. Take some time today to explore the blogs of your classmates, investigate what they’ve been doing, and contribute to their blogging learning, by posting comments, asking questions, and starting conversations.

Not sure where to start? Visit the sidebar (—>)to see all the students following Cre8tive Havoc, select a profile that looks interesting and off you go!

Reading “The Hunger Games”? Visit these blogs:

http://crizelyneve.blogspot.com/

http://carlyblogsnow.blogspot.com/

http://bradysbloggg.blogspot.com/

http://jolums.blogspot.com/

Reading a Jodi Picoult Book? Try these:

http://creativewritinggradetwelve.blogspot.com/

http://crazy4books-erin.blogspot.com/

http://deenat4t.blogspot.com/

Wondering about what to add for personal addition? Try here:

http://deenat4t.blogspot.com/

http://ateenreadersresource.blogspot.com/

http://spellinginoverrated.blogspot.com/

Reading and Writing Reflection #2

It’s that time of the week again!

First up your Reading Reflection (250 words):
Use your post it notes to help you create a posting where you discuss your reading progress.

– Your reflection should be in full sentences/paragraphs, and focus on your questions, comments, predictions and text connections.
Please don’t retell the plot of your novel, instead react to it.– Please pay special attention to your proofreading. I would suggest you type your reflection in a Word document, use it to edit, and then cut and copy it into your blog posting.

Next? Writing Reflection (200 words):
Six Word Memoirs:
– How did it go?
– Did you choose to stay in the classroom? Or go to solitary confinement? Why? How did it go?
– What do you think of this genre of writing? Pros? Cons?
– What did you learn about yourself as a writer/thinker?
– What was the hardest part?  What was the most rewarding part?

Blogging:
– How’s it going?  What is the hardest part? What is the most rewarding part?
– Set yourself a blogging goal for the upcoming week.  Discuss the goal and how you will achieve it.

Anything else you’ve discovered about yourself as a writer/thinker?

Personal Addition

I found this site called someecards.com and this e card in particular caught my eye. Mostly because I’ve often thought something similar about myself. I always thought that it would be pointless for me to even take part in the whole “what would I do to protect myself if the zombie apocalypse came” discussion because let’s face it; I am a slow mover and thinker. I’d probably be one of the first people to be zombified! What do you think? In a zombie apocalypse are you the first of the undead, or the last of the living?

If you are the last of the living you might want to consider read Max Brooks’ manual. He wrote it as an actual, true to life, manual on surviving the zombie apocalypse. If you want to read it, see me. I’ve got a copy and won’t need it, as I am resigned to be part of the walking dead!

Blogging Homework

I’ve journeyed into many of your blogs this week, and have to say you’ve all been doing a great job establishing yourself in this new digital footprint. One thing that many of you mentioned in this week’s writing reflection, was that it was a struggle to find personal additions. Please remember that when it come to adding to your personal additions, you have much flexibility so FOLLOW YOUR PASSION! You can add anything of interest, created by anybody of interest. Just remember to credit the source of the inspiration, meaning that if add you favorite song lyrics, then give credit to the band/songwriter, if you add something found on the Internet, then credit the original site where you found it. So here’s your homework for the weekend:

(1) Catch up on your personal additions. On your blog or in your
WRN it’s up to you. Try to add five items.
(2) Visit your fellow classmates blogs and try your hand at commenting on their postings. Create comments that are open-ended and encourage conversation.

Have fun and keep blogging!

Next Writing Topic: Six Word Memoirs (with a visual twist)

The next writing topic we will be focussing in on is six word memoirs.   For those of you who haven’t heard of this writing phenomenon, here’s a short video to explain:

And on the continuing topic of our digital footprint, it seems the government has it’s own interest in monitoring our digital presence.  See Rick Mercer’s rant below:

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Reading and Writing Reflection #1

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a great long weekend.  To be honest it was a little depressing to get out of bed this morning and face the snowy and slippery roads.  Sometimes I just think it would be easier to stay in bed with a cup of tea and a good book, but alas here we are!  So today’s focus is going to be the next best thing to staying in bed and reading a book . . . going to school and blogging about books!

In today’s class you will be creating blog postings that focus on your progress as a reader and a writer in the last two weeks of classes. 

First up your Reading Reflection:
Use your post it notes to help you create a posting where you discuss your reading progress.

– Your reflection should be in full sentences/paragraphs, and  focus on your questions, comments, predictions and text connections.
– Please pay special attention to your proofreading.  I would suggest you type your reflection in a Word document, use it to edit, and then cut and copy it into your blog posting.
 – Length? 250 words.

Next? Writing Reflection:
Discuss your writing progress so far. 

– What has been your reaction to blog writing, doodling, Listography, adding personal additions, maintaining your WRN.
– What have you done well? What successes have you had?
– What needs work/attention?
– What would you like to do next as a writing project?
– Please pay special attention to your proofreading. I would suggest you type your reflection in a Word document, use it to edit, and then cut and copy it into your blog posting.
– Length? 100 words.

You have today’s class to finish these two postings.  If you run out of time it becomes homework.  Don’t forget to bring a camera for tomorrow’s class.

Reading and Writing Reflection #1

Welcome back!

I hope everyone had a great long weekend.  To be honest it was a little depressing to get out of bed this morning and face the snowy and slippery roads.  Sometimes I just think it would be easier to stay in bed with a cup of tea and a good book, but alas here we are!  So today’s focus is going to be the next best thing to staying in bed and reading a book . . . going to school and blogging about books!

In today’s class you will be creating blog postings that focus on your progress as a reader and a writer in the last two weeks of classes. 

First up your Reading Reflection:
Use your post it notes to help you create a posting where you discuss your reading progress.

– Your reflection should be in full sentences/paragraphs, and  focus on your questions, comments, predictions and text connections.
– Please pay special attention to your proofreading.  I would suggest you type your reflection in a Word document, use it to edit, and then cut and copy it into your blog posting.
 – Length? 250 words.

Next? Writing Reflection:
Discuss your writing progress so far. 

– What has been your reaction to blog writing, doodling, Listography, adding personal additions, maintaining your WRN.
– What have you done well? What successes have you had?
– What needs work/attention?
– What would you like to do next as a writing project?
– Please pay special attention to your proofreading. I would suggest you type your reflection in a Word document, use it to edit, and then cut and copy it into your blog posting.
– Length? 100 words.

You have today’s class to finish these two postings.  If you run out of time it becomes homework.  Don’t forget to bring a camera for tomorrow’s class.