As decided by a vote of hundreds of bloggers, Human Rights is the theme for Blog Action Day this year. This will encourage bloggers around the world to learn more about this important subject including
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which applies equally to every man, woman and child in the world regardless of where they live or their beliefs or interests. Watch videos about our theme Human Rights and Blog Action Day 2013
Big Names supporting Blog Action Day 2013 include Amnesty International, an organization protecting people’s Human Rights for over 50 years. Also: ONE, Help Age International, Walk Free, Article 19 and many more.
STUDENTS: Register your blog for Blog Action Day now! Website in English Spanish or Portuguese
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This semester, as in many terms past, my students are learning how to blog.
Yes, they each have a blog on a topic of their choice where they can post writing on topics that they choose as well as select assignments from me which they can delete after the semester is over. They are required to have an about page that introduces the writer to the reader as well as the conceit of the blog. They are encouraged to create a gravatar and to have a tagline.
So far, many of the students LOVE blogging! Yes, they are finding they love to write if it’s on a topic of their own choice and where they can express themselves in creative ways. Yay! In fact some of the students have already created a second blog on another topic!
In the coming weeks, students will be creating a group blog related to an issue raised by their book club book. They will use their blog in their presentation to the class about the issue—using the blog to store and organize their presentation. They can use the blog to post videos, interviews, powerpoints, slides, and other information that they want to share with the class. This way, we can all go back to their blog to learn more about their topic—and what they learn is also available as an online resource for others.
As part of their midterm,students wrote draft blog posts for Blog Action Day which takes place next Monday, October 15. Continue reading
Students, you are strongly encouraged to participate in Blog Action Day! It’s this Friday but you can write a post anytime and schedule it to publish on Friday, October 15.
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