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WHAT IS A BLOG? •

A blog (short for "Web log") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as images or video.

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"Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

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Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.


THE FUNCTION OF THE BLOGS You will be frequently set a task in relation to your blog – this could be as often as twice a week. It could be a research or reflection based task depending on where you’re at in the course. The tasks are a bare minimum – those students who are aiming for top marks will use the blog as a scrap book for research and ideas and a functional, reflective, constraints based production log. Here are some examples from year 12 British Social Realism Example 1 http://gemmalouisedoherty.blogspot.com/ Example 2 http://abdul100.blogspot.com/ What are the key differences? What do you think works? What doesn’t work?


WHAT YOU NEED •The blog is an essential piece of work for you to succeed in Y12 •It will act as a research log, work book and also a hub to attach a lot of your production documentation to. •Your blogs will be hosted at www.blogger.com •You will also need to register accounts at googlemail, issuu and survey monkey.


REGISTERING FOR SITES www.gmail.com 1.

Go to the site and click on create an account 2. Go through the sign up process 3. Use this email address to register the other accounts for this project.

• MAIN HUB ACCOUNT • EMAIL ADD FOR ALL OTHER ACCOUNTS • CONTACT POINT FOR YOUR TEACHER


REGISTERING FOR SITES www.issuu.com

1. Go to the site and click on create account 2. Go through the sign up process using your googlemail address to register

• UPLOAD DOCUMENTS • MUST ALWAYS UPLOAD AS A PDF FILE


REGISTERING FOR SITES www.surveymonkey.com

1. Go to the site and click on join now for free 2. Go through the sign up process using your googlemail address to register

• ELECTRONIC QUESTIONNAIRES • CAN LINK ONTO FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA


REGISTERING FOR SITES www.youtube.com

1. Go to the site and click on create account 2. Go through the sign up process using your googlemail address to register

• UPLOAD VIDEOS • CAN MODIFY VIDEOS WITH GRAPHICS, HYPERLINKS ETC…


REGISTERING FOR SITES www.blogger.com 1. Go to the site and click on create your blog now 2. Give your blog a title – this should be Your Name followed by Year 12 AS Media Studies Blog 3. Choose a template as a design for your blog. 4. Go to http://12aschfs.blogspot.com/ Click on Follow in the right hand column and use your googlemail account to subscribe to this blog. 5. Also set yourself as a follower of your own blog


3 POINTS 1. EVEN IF YOU HAVE ACCOUNTS FOR SOME OR ALL OF THESE SITES REGISTER NEW ONES 2. COMPLETE THE E-DETAILS SHEET AND BRING TO SCHOOL FOR NEXT LESSON 3. USE THE SAME PASSWORD FOR EACH ACCOUNT

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