WELCOME TO THE GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS’ POST PAGE

Welcome to the post page for our sixth grade class.

Have you ever come across an interesting story about an event taking place somewhere around the world? Have you ever come across a story related to geography? Perhaps you would like to write your own article reporting on an issue important to you. I would like you to share some of these stories with other students as well as the online community.

On this page you have the freedom to write your own story about a world event or geographical issue. You can also post interesting articles, pictures and any other educational information that you you find online, in a magazine or in the newspaper. Once you post your article, your classmates can comment on your story and so so can the rest of the world. Please include questions at the bottom of your post to spark a discussion amongst the viewers of your post.

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Posting an article is simple. Follow the directions below to get started:

*CLICK THE  LOGIN LINK ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE SCREEN AND ENTER THE USERNAME AND PASSWORD INFORMATION AT THE TOP OF THE NEXT PAGE.

(USER NAME AND PASSWORD ARE LOCATED IN THE PACKET YOU RECEIVED THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL)

*CLICK “DASHBOARD” AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN

*ON YOUR DASHBOARD (ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE) CLICK POSTS AND ADD NEW

*ENTER YOUR STORY FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. (INCLUDE YOUR NAME, PICTURES AND QUESTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STORY TO SPARK A DISCUSSION.)

*WHEN YOU ARE DONE WRITING, SELECT A CATEGORY WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR POST TO BE PLACED. CATEGORIES CAN BE FOUND ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT PART OF YOUR SCREEN.

*CLICK PUBLISH ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE SCREEN.

WELL DONE! YOU JUST CREATED A POST

OPTIONAL: TO ADD A PICTURE TO YOUR ARTICLE

  1. ABOVE THE TOOL BAR YOU WILL SEE ICONS NEXT TO THE WORDS UPLOAD/INSERT
  2. CLICK THE FIRST ICON TO “ADD AN IMAGE”
  3. CLICK THE TAB THAT SAYS “FROM URL”
  4. PASTE IN THE WEBSITE URL WHERE JUST THE PICTURE IS LOCATED
  5. CLICK INSERT INTO POST

NOW YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY

 Now that you are familiar with navigating your way around our class websites and posting articles of your own, the following criteria will be used to score your posts.

5 POINTS– You must include a title along with your name- example “Deforestation in the Amazon  by: Mr. Boyle”

10 POINTS– Your article must be at least three or more paragraphs

Your article may be about any world current event or a topic of interest to you. ( no sports or crime reports) Your article must include the following:

10 POINTS: A Summary of the story you read ( give credit to the author ) or write an article of your own. Do not post the original article

10 POINTS: Offer your opinion , feelings, connections etc. about the topic you are addressing

5 POINTS: Include a picture

5 POINTS: Include at least three discussion questions

5 POINTS: Your article must be clear of spelling mistakes. Spell check for errors before posting-    remember anyone with access to the internet can read your post.

 A TOTAL OF 50 POINTS ARE POSSIBLE. WHEN YOU ARE READY TO POST YOUR ARTICLE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SELECT THE “MARKING PERIOD TWO” CATEGORY