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Well, there may not actually be 13 different options.  However, you have at least 3 options, and since there’s a 3 in 13, it must be close enough. 🙂

As always, please read ALL of Matthew 13 before you start reflecting and posting. Once you’ve done that, here are your 3 options for this reflection post:

  1. Normal writing reflection for those of you that enjoy tradition
  2. VLog (Video Log). Record you thoughts using a video camera (hand held or web cam) and then post it on your blog. For some how to videos, check out these links: http://bit.ly/gi1CtN and http://bit.ly/i5w981. The first video link is cool, but not as helpful. The second video is a little annoying, but full of useful details.
  3. Create an image (handwritten or digital) and then include a reflective description of how it relates to Matthew 13

Happy creating!

DUE: Friday, April 01 (PE) and Monday, April 04 (SC and EB)

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Hello again Bible bloggers!

Remember how long it takes to find a creative commons photo & give credit to a photo on your blogs?
Do you want to find a photo and give credit in only 4 steps?
Go to Wylio.com and follow the easy steps outlined from the Teaching Sagittarian Blog.

NOTE: you’ll need to switch to the HTML tab in WordPress (the upper right of a new post).

Be legal and be free of guilt!
Happy blogging!

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I’ve posted a few things about blogging, posts, and comments. Here’s another useful set of guidelines I want you to check out. There are 10 questions to ask yourself before you post. You don’t need to ask yourself all 10 questions every time you post, but they are good guidelines to keep in mind.

http://bit.ly/hnjyQb

The guidelines were taken from Kim Cofino, a technology facilitator at Yokohama International School in Japan.

KEEP ENJOYING YOUR SPRING BREAK! 🙂

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I was inspired by another teacher, and I want to encourage all of you to make your own custom header (photo) for your blog. Your header is one of the main things that defines your page and tells others the kind of person you are. Also, by creating a custom header, you avoid any copyright issues.

First, where’s your header?
Go to: Dashboard > Appearance > Header >Upload

Second, what should you upload?
Anything! You should either use your own photos or use a creative commons site such as Flickr.

How can I better customize?
Try using a quick, free, and easy site such as Picnik to arrange a collage of photos (I recommend the set of 2 or 3 arranged horizontally). One thing to keep in mind is the size of your collage. The header for my theme is 760 x 190 pixels. You can also use Adobe Photoshop CS5, which is on all of the ICS computers.

We’ll go over these specifics the next time we’re in the lab.

Happy creating!

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Are you struggling to write good comments on people’s blogs?

If so, I have help (from 2 links)!

  1. Another wordpress blog that’s very thorough (and a poll): Comment Etiquette
  2. A teacher’s blog (in Indonesia) that has some fantastic & practical suggestions: Mrs. Raisdana’s Blog

snagged from Mrs. Raisdana's blog

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Do you use facebook, tumblr, or any other social network or blog? Since the answer is a resounding “YES!” for 99% of you, it’s important to know the rules of online etiquette known as “netiquette.”

Check out this post from another wordpress blog. If you don’t read it, at minimum watch the 2:39 video that’s embedded to the post!

One Cool Site Blogging Tips – Netiquette

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Soooo…

Some of you might want to post about other stuff besides your reflections in Matthew’s Gospel.  This is okay!!!  Please do, and follow these guidelines:

  1. Keep your blog related to faith-based and christian-related topics
  2. No obscene or inappropriate language, photos, or videos
  3. Be real and honest or just plain fun  🙂

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