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Your About Me Page….is all about you. As you get more comfortable with it, its an opportunity to express who you are, share the things you like to do. This page will grow change as you do! Here are some ideas to get you started. Please refer to the safe blogging tips, to ensure you protect yourself and others online.
*Create a heading or title for each of the tasks provided below*
1) What is Your Favorite Quote: Find your favorite quote, or one that is meaningful to you. Copy and paste it, or type it into your page. Explain why you chose it, and remember to record who said it!
2) What is Your Favorite YouTube Clip: Find your favorite youtube clip, copy the embed code, and paste it in the HTML portion of your post, this will embed your video. Explain why you chose it.
For more detailed information about how to embed click here.
3) Find a Picture that has Impacted You: Find a picture that you like, dislike, has inspired you or is meaningful to you for some reason. Embed the picture into you page, and explain why you chose this picture.
For more detailed information how to insert images click here.
4) What is Your Favorite Website: Create a hyperlink to your favorite website. Explain why you chose this site.
For more detailed information how to create a hyperlink click here.
5) The History or Your Birthday: Click on this link click here, enter your birthday…then be amazed by all the cool things that have happened in history on your day! Write about a couple of events you found out about, that took place on your birthday.
6) Create a wordle about yourself: click here, begin creating a wordle about you. Do not use your last name or any identifying features. Simply, enter a list of 10-15 words that you think describe you e.g caring, intense, and words the describe your hobbies and things you like to do. Once you have created the wordle, click on the link download to SVG, copy the URL and insert it in your blog post. Once in your blog post, go to the HTML section and adjust the height and width to make it fit your page.
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Your personal blog is an awesome way to express yourself, and showcase the things you are learning in school and in life. Unfortunately, blogs are also a place where criminals can collect important information about you if you are not safe.
Seven safety tips for blogging
- Think carefully about how public your blog is. Think of a sliding scale. The more personal or identifiable the information you share, the fewer people you should share it with. If you want your blog to be public, only disclose what you want everyone on the Internet (the public) to know. Otherwise, keep your blog private. Also, periodically review who has access to your site and make changes if necessary. We all know that friends change over time-for example, you drift apart or experience a rift that breaks the friendship. How will your information be treated then?
- Keep identifying details to yourself and close friends. A good rule of thumb: if you wouldn’t share the info on your blog with a strange guy on a dark street, don’t post it for the public.
- Don’t use your real name on your site (or anyone else’s either). Your friends already know the details and its no one else’s business. Create a nickname or screen name that doesn’t attract the wrong kind of attention or help someone find you.
- Don’t give information that puts you on the map. Don’t mention such details as your address, school, where you work, even the town name if it’s small.
- Don’t reveal any information that gives away your age such as your birth date or year of graduation.
- Be smart about the photos/music you post. What does the picture show about you-does it attract the wrong kind of attention or help someone find you? Be careful about sharing your feelings in your blog. You probably express feelings in your blog through other ways than just writing. The poems you select, the music you list, the pictures you post-all these tell a lot about who you are and how you feel. A snapshot, too, can reval how you feel about yourself-proud of your body, lacking self-confidence, sad, trying to look sexy or cool? All of this is great information to a predator who’s on the hunt and who would be delighted to make you feel important or special.
- What’s in the background? Does the photo show your house number, a street sign, a license plate, a clear landmark?
- Did you caption your photos with full names or other identifying details? How does the combination of both text and photos (or videos) multiply the amount of personal information that’s displayed?
- What’s on your shirt? The name of your school, sports team, or club? Your name?
- Who’s in the picture? If it shows friends or family members, you may be putting them at risk, too.
- What else do you see? Can you tell the economic status of the individual or family? Does the photo show emotional vulnerability?
- Check out what your friends write about you. In their blogs, they may be announcing that they’ll miss you because your family is going on vacation-and you may come back to a burglarized house. Or maybe they’re giving out your address or real name so someone can find you. Check the comments they leave on your blog, too, to make sure they don’t give away personal details.
- Be very cautious about meeting in person someone you only know through blogging.
Everything they’ve told you about themselves and their motivation for meeting you may be completely true – or none of it could be. They may feel like a close friend, but they are still a stranger, so never go alone to meet.
- If you think there’s a problem, report it. Immediately. No one has the right to threaten or upset you. Ever. If anyone (even someone you know) sends you something creepy, says something scary, asks lots of personal questions, or tries to meet you, report the problem. (If you’re a minor, talk to an adult you trust.) Every service should make it easy to report abuse function; if your blogging service doesn’t, consider switching providers.
Why You Should Blog
1. It gives you a stage to share what you are learning and doing with other people, and to collaborate with others.
2. It shows your progress and learning over your four years at Riverside so that we, you, and your family can see your growth over time.
3. You can create a positive digital footprint that you will be able to showcase during job interviews and future opportunities.
How to Get Started
1. Go to: myriverside.sd43.bc.ca
2. Click Login
3. Enter Your
Username: first name, last initial-2013. e.g bryang-2013
Password: The one you were given
Login with IPAD App
1. Download the App
2. Add Edublogs Campus Site
3. Enter URL: myriverside.sd43.bc.ca/YOUR USERNAME
4. Enter Your Username: e.g bryang-2013
5. Enter Your Password
6. Press Save
Before Writing Your First Post Think About…
1) What makes a great post?
2) When you are out visiting blogs, what makes you stop and read a post?
3) How do you find great posts on a blog?
After thinking about these questions, apply the things that make posts great to your posting.
A Great Post Should Have:
1) Create a great first impression, and choose a catchy title.
2) Use media to enhance you post. Try to include visual, audio, presentations or other web 2.0 tools to add media to your post.
3) Write about topics that are interesting, and topics that you are passionate about. Your blog posts will be more enjoyable to read when you write about things you care about.
4) Do not copy/paste from somewhere else, take time to write a well structured post that has been proofread and spell checked thoroughly.
5) Add links to other websites to encourage your readers to continue exploring and learning about the topics you have written about.
6) Tags and categorise your post with at least half a dozen words or phrases to help reference and organise your posts.
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