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Blog Interactions

This week you are required to access and interact with either the NY Times e-edition student question or one of the blogs carried on the Times Union website. The purpose of this assignment is for you to get an idea about what it’s like to respond to someone’s blog.

Easy Communication

All of my English students are welcome to use this blog to keep updated on class assignments, post comments or questions and just take a look at what a blog is all about. It’s a good way to keep up with what is going on in class and to share some of your ideas as well.

Extra! Extra!!

For those of you who asked about reading more articles to earn extra credit, you may print out the Reading Log sheet that is attached to this post.

Deadline for all Extra Credit work for first quarter is Friday, November 1.

Here is the form: E-editions Reading Log

Caught you looking….

Hi New Journalism Students!

If you took the time to find the blog and you’re reading this I am very proud of you for being curious and spending the time to check it out. Good for you!

I am looking forward to a great year of interesting challenges and opportunities. It was fun to meet you all on Wednesday and I’m excited to get you started asking questions on Friday. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think of the blog or anything that’s in the news right now.

Thanks for Looking!!

Thanks for Looking!!

Time for Summer!

As many of you know, the exam scores are in and you must all be Tweeting one another about it because I’ve had more e-mails from students since Friday afternoon than I’ve gotten all year!

Go have some fun!!

Sailing 2008

Sailing 2008

Vocab Volleyball

On Wednesday I will give back your recent vocabulary tests. I am attaching to this post a PowerPoint presentation which explains how you can get back points you may have lost on the test. It’s kind of like me hitting the ball back over the net right at you.

Here are the instructions: Vocab revision instructions

Reading Essay

Just a reminder that your 4th quarter independent reading essay is due Monday, May 6. I have changed the rubric and I am attaching the new version here. The introduction is the only part that has changed, but read it carefully so you know what is expected of you or you’ll end up losing 25 points right from the start.

Here is the rubric Independent Reading Essay Rubric

What did you learn?

The challenge is simple.

Answer the question: What is one thing you learned from either Trooper Mark Cepiel or Jim Horton’s presentations on Friday?

Trooper Mark Cepiel spoke with journalism students about various job opportunities with the NY State Police on Friday, April 19, 2013

Trooper Mark Cepiel spoke with journalism students about various job opportunities with the NY State Police on Friday, April 19, 2013

Jim Horton, Chief of Staff for NY State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services discussed his career in law enforcement with Shen students on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Jim Horton, Chief of Staff for NY State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services discussed his career in law enforcement with Shen students on Friday, April 19, 2013.

What will YOU do?

Against my better judgment, I am attaching here the list of broadcast terms you were supposed to write down during class today. I say that it’s against my better judgment because I am a firm believer that writing something down helps you to commit it to memory better than just printing it out and putting it into your binder.

That being said, I hope that you will read over the terms and their definitions because in each class you will get to decide how you want to proceed and, quite possibly, what role you will play in the production of your broadcast. You can’t decide to be a anchor unless you know exactly what an anchor does.

So, here is the list of broadcast terms. Use them wisely. See you in class.

BROADCAST TERMS

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