Use the question to lead into blogging and micro blogging
Make sure to highlight these during the mini discussion:
Social networking sites promote interacting through user generatedcontent.
Sites like Facebook offer a complete experience - friends, games,activities, and creates a community-like feeling even when you’re alone.
Activity: Watch the video
Does Seth Godin make a valid point about online social networking?
Key points to lead discussion with:
Is it common to have real life interactions to people you only knowonline?
Is it more a boost for the ego, or do you really feel connected topeople while online or connected to an online community?
Blogs (10 minutes)
A blog is a type of interactive website used to share information and is usuallyupdated and maintained by a person or group and structures posted content inreverse chronological order. They typically incorporate text, images, linksand, most of the time, comments.i.
Blogger was launched in 99 by Pyra Labs. Blogger was revolutionarybecause it used online, embedded software to allow users to easily create andmaintain blogs without knowing code or paying for hosting space.
Activity: Class blog [start in class weekly assignment around blogging]
As the teacher, you will have already set up a blog using blogger.
Have students take out a sheet of paper
Write their email, first and last name, and an idea for name of the class blog onthe sheet.