Wednesday, February 10

Class Starter:   Blog Post – Are these websites believable?

Go to this website: http://huvrtech.com/

Look around the site and watch the video (headphones).

Go to this website: http://art.yale.edu/

inspect1Are these credible websites? Why or why not? Write a blogpost (at least 1 paragraph, meaning 3-5 sentences for each site) about your reactions to these sites and if they can be considered credible (aka believable). Explain why you think they should (or should not) be taken seriously by people visiting them.


Class Activities: Utah Business Websites

*Today, you will do the assignment with a partner!

Open the Utah Business Websites assignment. Put your name on it and save it to your own Drive folder. 

For this assignment you will look closely at  the following websites from a few Utah businesses.  Take note of the way that these websites provide accurate information and establish credibility.

https://www.golucid.co/

https://www.pluralsight.com/

http://auricsolar.com/

http://www.heroicinc.org/

http://www.methodcommunications.com/en/home

http://www.goalzero.com/

http://www.ywca.com/site/c.emJ1KgOQJhIaG/b.7965121/k.BCF0/Home.htm

http://www.utahgutter.com/

http://marketing.rakuten.com/index.php

http://www.overstock.com/

https://www.instructure.com/

 

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Wednesday, January 27

GoogleCar

Class Starter:

When you first arrive in class today – you will need to make sure that you have properly created an assignment folder on your google drive and that you have shared it with me.
I have added many of your folders to my drive, but I am still missing a few!

This task is worth 5 points.  So, again here are the instructions again:

•Go to your school gmail and open your drive 1000px-Google_Drive_Logofrom the application grid.

•Create a new folder and name it as follows: “B7 – YOUR NAME”
(or B6 if you are in B6)

•Share it with me:abury@alpinedistrict.org

Class Activities:

#1 – Successfully start a WordPress Blog Website
(50 points!)

Last time we opened WordPress accounts, and started a BLOG website.
Well, almost…
It turns out that many of you were exactly right when you said, “Mrs. Bury, I don’t think we can USE our school email to open a WordPress account!”

So, lets just try that again then.  This time you must open a WordPress Blog using a personal email address.  If you do not already have a personal email address, it’s easy to do, just mention it to Mrs. Bury.  

Follow these instructions:

  1. Go to WordPress to create a profile and use a NON-school email address to sign up.
  2. Click on “start a free blog”
  3. Choose a template
  4. Enter a domain or keyword.  If your domain is available, select the free version.  It will look something like this:   “keyword”.wordpress.com
    *tip: make it short, memorable, easy to type.
  5. Select a free plan
  6. Enter your email address and create a password.  (jot it down somewhere, just in case you forget what it is!)
  7. Once your blog is up, make your first blog post.

#2 – Update the class Google Sheet named “Student Email & Blog” with your new URL.
(5 points)

#3 – Finish your google calendar assignment.
(10 points)
Last week we started creating Google Calendars. Many of you have completed this already. Today you may take some time to finish it. Email me the shortened link to your calendar so I can grade it .   The assignment is fully outlined here.

 

 

Monday, January 25

Class Starter: Create a shared folder on your Google Drive.

Today you will make a very important folder in your drive.  This is the place where you will turn in all of your assignments for this class.

You have 15 minutes to complete this task.
It’s easy!  
Just follow the following steps:
  1. Log in to your your Alpine School District gmail account and find the application grid in the top right corner of the tool bar.
    alpine-email-appgrid
    Click on the grid and select the Drive icon. This will open your drive folder.
    1000px-Google_Drive_Logo
  2. Click on the red “new” buttonnew-button to select “folder” .
    This will open a box for you to name the folder. Call it B6 or B7 – your name and click “create”.  You will now see a folder in your Drive.
  3. Right-click on your folder to open a list of options. Click “share” google-drive-share-icon
    This will open a box where you must share this folder with me, Amy Bury by typing in my email address: abury@alpinedistrict.org
    Make sure that my name pops up and you may also change the permissions from “edit” to “view” if you like. Hit “send”.
  4. Now you have your assignment folder and you have shared it with me. When you double-click on it you can see a space where you can drag and drop files from your computer to your shared folder on your drive and you are ready to turn in your assignments for this class!
    dropfiles

Class Activities:

For the remainder of today’s class, you will create a WordPress account and start a blog!

Let’s get started.
Wordpress

  1. Go to WordPress to create a profile with your Alpine Schools Gmail account.
  2. Click on “start a free blog”
  3. Choose a template
  4. Enter a domain or keyword.  If your domain is available, select the free version.  It will look something like this:   yournameblog.wordpress.com
  5. Select a free plan
  6. Enter your Alpine School District email address and create a password.  Be sure to jot your password down in a safe place!

Great! Now you have your own blog website and you logged into the WordPress Dashboard. This is a good time to slow down and familiarize yourself with the user interface and get to know the dashboard. Here is a introductory video that may be helpful.