Both posts are due Sunday, February 23 at 10 p.m.
Post 2: Aggregation – Worth 25 points
News aggregation is a term used to describe human or computer generated collection and republishing of online information. It is an active way for reporters to do research on a subject. Learn what others are writing about and saying then share it. The reporter provides a service for the audience by finding and organizing the best information on a topic. The hyperlinks help generate authority and traffic.
Write a post that pulls together and organizes online information that is useful for your reader. Your post must include at least 5 hyperlinks. Upload a photo to add some artwork to the post. Take your own photo, follow fair use guidelines, or use Creative Commons image. Give photo credit in the caption.
- Does the post organize useful information for readers?
- Post contains at least 5 links that are properly formatted
- Artwork and caption for post that follows fair use guidelines
- See grading rubric for specifics
Post 3 (Free Choice) – Worth 25 points
Free posts allow students to create a blog post of their choosing. Pick the topic, the format, and the length of the post.
Each free post should be newsworthy, informative and useful for your specific audience. For specifics, see grading rubric.