To my summer students,

I have sent you an email inviting you to be a user on the site. Follow the instructions on the email – you will need to create your own wordpress account before you can post on the site. I encourage you to upload a picture of yourself, which will be linked to each of your posts.

You need to email me with a topic you’d like to cover on the blog. I would prefer that it is not one of the topics already covered here. You can poke around on the site to see what others have done so far.

Once your topic is assigned and confirmed by me, I will create a folder for you to store your posts. When you add a new post, poll, etc, you will see “Categories” on the right side of the screen. Before you publish your post, click on your category (i.e., if you decide you want to do attachment, there will be an “attachment” category on the right). This will ensure that all of your posts are stored together.

The site is pretty easy to use – you can do a great many things, including:

-a personal post/reflection

-a web poll where people can vote/answer a question of your design

-insert multimedia, including youtube videos or videos of your own design

-link to news stories of relevance


You will be posting at least once a week, for a total of 6-7 posts minimum for the course. Your posts must be substantial (i.e., a one sentence post with a link to a news story will not suffice). You can include information on your topic, helpful advice, personal reflection, etc. The blog is yours, and it is public, so use it wisely.

Email me if you have any questions.