Sunday, February 9, 2014

Important Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers
I have received similar questions from several EDM510 students. These happen to be posed by Mary Alice Pouliot but they could be yours as well.

Pouliot Question:
1) I read all the Plagiarism information and saw your survey results, etc. I see that we are supposed to comment on our own blog today in response to some discussion questions about it. (Then we must comment on another EDM510 student’s post about this topic, etc.) I’m not seeing discussion questions though. Can you tell me where to find those so that I answer them? Or, should I just give my impression/thoughts on “is it plagiarism yet?” etc.? Also, you intend for us to include an image/sound(for the deaf) on each of our posts, including this one, right?

Strange Answer: (Nice ring to it!)

1) The C4S (Comment on an EDM510 student) is unrelated to the Plagiarism assignment. Comment on the blog post specified in the assignment at the top of the C4S Assignment page. The topics will vary from week to week. C4S is part of your Commenting on Blogs Project.

The plagiarism discussion questions should arise out of the data and material (an unpublished paper of mine, other suggestions from me, and and anything else you find). You raise the questions/issues/problems/possible solutions from an examination of the data and commentaries you have read/watched. You are a teacher. This is what you have found out about your students. So....

Pouliot Question 2:

2) When posting in response to others posts, we do not need to include images/read aloud, right? That is only when we post to our own blog.

Strange Answer 2:

2) All posts that you add to your blog should have an image. All images should have tag modifiers (alt and title) so that the blind can hear and so that you acknowledge the source of the image. See the video related to that issue: Add Images and Tag Modifiers to Your Blog

When leaving a comment to someone's post you normally include only text or links. Watch the movie to learn how to write the code necessary to include a link in a comment: Adding Links and Break Code to Your Posts

Pouliot Question 3:

3) When we do a 3 week post that we save and only publish when the Master Checklist alerts us to “post” time, do you want 3 images, or just one? And, should it be screen shots of our posting correspondence with these teachers/students— or just an image that is related to the content discussed?

Strange Expanded Answer 3:

3) I do not want weekly summaries of C4T and C4K on your post. If you create that many posts your blog gets too cluttered and it is very inefficient for me since every additional post adds 5 minutes or so to my time because of the "prove you are not a robot" process and opening and closing posts. So you post the summaries on the dates as specified in the Checklist for C4K and C4T. I am happier because I am not wasting time - and that is important. I get copies automatically for C4C and C4S so they are not included in this discussion. You do the C4T or C4K assignment. If you do not add it to your post immediately, you will most probably forget the teacher or kid for whom you left the comment, what you read, and what you wrote. So you should add that to a post so you will have it when necessary. But I do not want it published until I am ready to read them. So you SAVE the post rather than publish it. Next week you add material to that unpublished post by editing it. If you place your cursor over the title of the post in Blogger, edit will appear. Click and edit. You will probably save your post again unless it is time to publish it. And on it goes.

You can add as many images as you feel appropriate. You must have at least one per post. You determine the image to use. It should be related to your blog post in some way.

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