See EfS 2013 File:EfS Course Outline March 2013 NB.pdf
You are asked to use a blog for your reflective journal so this can be shared with the class.
Setting up a blog
If choosing to use a blog, please do the following:
- Spend two minutes watching a video demonstration on Youtube.
- Blogger provides a simple template for blogging if this is your first time. Step by step instructions are provided. You will need to set up a Google account and will be prompted to do this.
- Lots of useful information in the Blogging Handbook.
- Share the link to the blog with your facilitator who will arrange to distribute it to others in the class.
Reflective writing in your journal
Please use the Three-Step Reflective Framework and template to guide and structure your reflections and writing in your journal. (Hegarty, 2012.) A good example of how to use the Reflective Framework can be found on Christine's blog post about using smartboards.
Using images on your blog
There are a few easy steps you need to take when searching for images for use on your blog. If you are not using your own images, you need to be careful not to breach copyright regulations. Therefore, it is best to search for images with Creative Commons licensing.
- Search Google (image) or Flickr (image) at: http://search.creativecommons.org/
- You can go directly to Creative Commons images on Flickr, the photo sharing site - http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/.
- Check the images you choose have Some Rights Reserved licensing NOT All Rights Reserved.
- You need to give attribution to the photographer and the image. To do this, put the photographer's name and the name of the image beneath your image and add the hyperlink to the image - it can be in a smaller font than the rest of the text.
- Grab the URL for the photographer and embed it in the name - ask if you need help with images.
- Remember to leave a comment for the photographer to inform him or her how you are using the image (You need to be logged in to do this.)