If Godzilla can do it, so can I, right?
For the winter/spring semester of our homeschool co-op classes, we will be meeting 12 times (plus an extra session for an end-of-semester party). Each class session, I figure we will spend about half the time talking about blogging tips and about half the time online, working on our blogs.
That means I need to come up with 12 topics, with related activities to do online. None of the topics can be too detailed, since I want to leave the students plenty of time on their computers. I have a tendency to try to cram in too much information, so I need to pare each lesson down to only what is needed.
Tentative Topic List
- Introduction: What is a Blog?
- Getting Started with WordPress.com
- Writing & Copyrights
- RSS and Feedburner (& Intro to HTML)
- Adding Media: Photos & Video
- Reader-Friendly Editing and Format
- Reader-Friendly Settings and Widgets
- The Blogging Community
- Where Do You Get Ideas?
- Show Off Your Favorite Posts
- What Are Your Stats?
- Keep It Going
If anyone out there wants to offer tips or ideas, I am always open to suggestions! I keep changing and rearranging my list, and I still am not sure I’ve hit on the most important things to cover…