Time to Sign Up!

photo by D Sharon Pruitt

Registration is now open for next semester’s homeschool co-op classes, including my Blogging 2 Learn course. Here’s the class description, as published in our registration packet:

Blogging 2 Learn

Class minimum 5 ― maximum 7. [We may take more students, if they can bring their own computers with wireless Internet access.]

Grade levels: Grades 4th-12th (ages 10+up).

*Prerequisite: Students must be comfortable reading AND writing at a 4th grade level or above.

Description: Find a world-wide audience for your writing, art, and photos! Students will create and maintain a reader-friendly blog (a sort of online journal) and learn about RSS, hyperlinks, blog carnivals, spam, copyrights, internet safety, etc. Fore more information and to see examples of student blogs, visit blogging2learn.wordpress.com.

Homework: Required—there will be 1-2 hours of homework ON THE INTERNET every week, writing your blog and reading your classmates’ blogs.

Supplies: Folder or 3-ring binder for class notes, and pen or pencil. Students may bring a laptop computer with wireless access for work in class. We also have the use of a limited number of (sometimes very slow) computers in our classroom.

Fee: $28 per student.

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2 responses to “Time to Sign Up!

  • Carol Topp, CPA

    What a cool idea for a homeschool co-op class!

    I want my daughter to learn how to blog. I think she’d be good at it, more from the design aspect than form the writing aspect.

    I’m self taught on WordPress. Too bad we’re not in your co-op! I’d join your class!

    Carol Topp, CPA
    Author of Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out
    HomeschoolCPA.com

  • TeacherMom

    Hi, Carol, and thanks for dropping by!

    I’d love to have your daughter in my class — especially since I’m pretty desperate for students. The falling economy hit our town hard, and we had so many families drop out that we were forced to cancel most of our classes for the spring semester. My blogging class squeaked past the cut-off only because I drafted my own daughter to join us.

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