The student websites and blogs are now active. They are located under home on the class website. Student websites are all named in a similar way e.g. astrid's website is http://astridhkab.weebly.com

Each website is the students name with hkab added onto it followed by weekly.com

Students should access them through http://students.weebly.com/

All websites are protected by our class password. Each website has the same password to access it and students have chosen their own private password to be able to make changes. Please keep the class password safe and don't share it with anyone outside of the HKA community or your family.

Students will be focusing on the blogs to begin with, but will be developing their own website and can add pages and try out new ideas. Some students are even embedding the class newsletter into their website.

It is possible to keep track of changes to a blog by rss feeds. As a parent this will help you to keep an eye on what is happening on your child's blog without needing to visit the website. This is also how I am keeping track of them.

I have posted the blog / website guidelines that grade 5 developed below. Please take a moment to read them.

Grade 5 Blog: Guidelines

Tell the truth.
No personal information.
Be careful what you write.
Do not post things you will regret.
Be respectful to other people and to their opinions.


Grade 5 Blog: Things To Think About

Have I made good choices?
Did I think about this before I posted it?
Could I hurt someone with this post?
Is what Iíve posted copyrighted material?
Have I included textual references that support my opinion in my post?
Have I checked my post for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation?
 
 
This morning the Grade 5 students worked on their blog guidelines. We looked at many different examples, of guidelines, rules, acceptable use policies and successful blogging strategies. The students shared ideas collaboratively and came up with group lists. These were then used to select the guidelines that you see below. Please take a moment to read these, both parents and students as these will need to be agreed upon before we start our blogging.

Grade 5 Blog: Guidelines

Tell the truth.
No personal information.
Be careful what you write.
Do not post things you will regret.
Be respectful to other people and to their opinions.


Grade 5 Blog: Things To Think About

Have I made good choices?
Did I think about this before I posted it?
Could I hurt someone with this post?
Is what I’ve posted copyrighted material?
Have I included textual references that support my opinion in my post?
Have I checked my post for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation?

We also used the video above to think about what happens when we post our information. This is from the adcouncil New York. www.adcouncilcreative.org
 
 
So who are we as a community? Who are the grade 5AB students and what do they wonder, try, think and more? Using the I am poem sheet create a who we are poem for our class. We had some good examples today from the groups, the first of which is available here, well done to Phoebe and Andrew. Use the I am poem sheet here to start you off and don't forget the guidelines on the home page, not to mention the learner profile!

Who we are poems are due on Tuesday morning and need to be electronic! Email them to me if you would like to. Format does not matter, just electronic!

The other groups need to email me their poems and I will include on this site for us all to look at.

Also well done to Emma today, for her commitment towards her learning and the speed sheet. Emma I will be giving you a profile star for your hard work. Well done!