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First and foremost, READ Matthew 8!!!

Goals today:

  • Use Flickr Creative Commons to search for photos related to Matthew 8
  • Search suggestions: Leprosy, Faith, Centurian, Soldier, Rome, Paralyzed,┬áHealing, Fever, Mother, Foxes, Birds, Jesus, Nature, Storm, Lake, Boat, Chaos, Demon, Pigs. (HINT: try broad terms with one word)
  • Create a header that reflects Matthew 8
  • You may use any site for creating headers, Picnik is only one suggestion
  • Post the header on your blog – either as a photo OR your actual header
  • Explain the photos and meaning of your header in words
  • Finally, check out your classmates’ headers and comment on them ­čÖé

DUE: Wednesday, March 09 (SC, EB) and Thursday, March 10 (PE)

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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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