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“These are Aliens, Dad!”

Some have noticed that some otherwise regular discussions in class eventually turn to a discussion of, um…, ahh… well …, poop. The inspiration of such mudtimes no doubt erupt from experience with my three growing boys aged 6, 4, and … Continue reading

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English 20 Final Exam 2.0

Search the net, search blogs, search your mind. Synthesize, hyperlink, blockquote, and trackback. Your writing should be a synthesis of the 5 paragraph essay AND a blog post. Refer to one or any texts from your course: Macbeth, BNW, Can. … Continue reading

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Looking for News

Try the following suggestions to increase your daily intake of news feeds. Surf the latest headlines from all over the world. Results are based on google search rankings, the larger the font –> the more hits in google, I recall. … Continue reading

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In the News(CTS bloggers)

CBC RSS feeds. Browse the many RSS feed categories. Select at least one to be added to your blog’s sidebar. Copy(right-click or control-click) a feed url from CBC RSS feeds. Go to Dashboard–>Presentation–>Sidebar Widgets–>Add RSS widgets. Drag RSS widget to … Continue reading

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Personal Universe Lexicon

To construct your Personal Universe Lexicon, start with a new post. You may wish to construct the list with pen and paper first and transfer it to your blog later. Begin by following these instructions: Write down as many words … Continue reading

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Creat a Sitemap for your blog

Write a page(not a post). Title it Sitemap. You’ll find the code here that you’ll need to paste into your page. Enter Sitemap as the Page Slug. Disable Comments and Pings. Publish. Go to Dashboard–>Options–>DDSitemapGen. Enter the same Slug, update. … Continue reading

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Pingback Trackback of the Canadian Outback

English 20(Chem) Your task is to complete Writing Activity 1 from my canpoets blog. Just following those instructions will not be enough, however. Your assignment will not be complete until a “trackback” or “pingback” appears in the comment section on … Continue reading

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What happened to the animals in BNW?

What happened to the animals in BNW? Suggest a brief history of “pets” up to AF632. What attitudes do people have towards animals? Why are there no “conditioned” animals as pets? What are the attitudes towards animals on the reservation? … Continue reading

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While you read…Brave New World

Using the format of a blog, comment at the end of each reading session on both the substance of your reading and its effects on you. Record pages or sections on which you are commenting. Record your impressions of characters, … Continue reading

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Audio Posts (But not quite podcasts, yet)

Or rather, Audio in Posts. They’re not iTunesey podcasts, yet, but they’re simple enough. Your mp3 file must be less than 2MB and uploaded to your blog in the normal way. Go find the menu in Dashboard–>Options–>Audio Player. Read the … Continue reading

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Flickr Plugin works, again.

Flickr changed how you access your images in early September. So I’ve updated the plugin. You’ll need to have an “API Key” and a “Shared Secret”, now. It is a good idea to put images on Flickr instead, or in … Continue reading

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iBox for your images

Click the images. Before iBox After iBox Want to know how? Start a thread in the forum, “How to iBox?”. When three STJ bloggers post, let me know and I’ll join in with the secret.

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Here’s an idea that could snowball!

Find a “copyright-free” etext online at, say, Project Gutenberg or here or here Start a new blog. Parse your etext into manageable chunks and insert into your blog. Add graphics and organizers. Edit theme. Voila. Look at Castle of Otranto … Continue reading

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Bloggiest start to the bloggiest year ever.

What a funny word, “bloggiest”. Should I say it is a “most bloggy” start to the year? Does correct English matter in a blog? All students I teach have begun a blog, of sorts. For the most part, I’ve insisted … Continue reading

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Remember how simple childhood can be?

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