Are Driverless Cars a Good Idea?

After reading the article “PRO/CON: “Is the Idea of Driverless Cars Gaining Popularity?”, create a post entitled “Are Driverless Cars A Good Idea?”

In this post, you should:

  1.  Take a definite side and give at least two reasons why you support this side of the argument.
  2.  Have at least one sentence in which you discuss the opposing view, showing how it is wrong or not a good argument.
  3.  Include a picture of a driverless car.
  4.  Include a link to the original article.
  5.  Cite information or evidence from the article you read in your post correctly (do not simply just link it).  One way you might do this in your post would be as follows:  According to the article “Is the Idea of Driverless Cars Gaining Popularity?”, …
  6.  Cite information from one OTHER website on this topic, too. You will have to do a little research for this. Find another fact from a different article that supports your view of driverless cars.  Make sure you mention either the author’s name or the article name in your post.
  7.  At the bottom of your post, skip a line and write WORKS CITED (centered on the page), and beneath this place your sources in correct, alphabetized  MLA format.  REMEMBER:  We are using our grammar book as the reference on how to do this. Your entries should be in alphabetical order.  The basic format the book provides for an internet article is:

Author’s last name, First name.  “Title.”  Site Title.  Site sponsor, date of posting or last update.  Medium of publication. Date accessed.

 

*** Dates are typed in this format:  07 Sep. 2015.

 

8.  When you are finished, use the provided checklist to see if you your blog is up-to-date and ready for presentation on Friday.  Make changes or submissions as necessary.  If you submit something that is past due, please complete a “Late Assignment Form” sheet located in the back of the classroom and turn it in to the Late Work bin.

Assignment is due 11:59 pm Thursday, October 27th.

Should Parents Support School Meal Standards?

After reading the article Should Parents Support School Meal Standards , create a post entitled “Should Parents Support School Meal Standards.”   In this post, you should:

  1.  Take a definite side and give at least two reasons why you support this side of the argument.
  2.  Have at least one sentence in which you discuss the opposing view, showing how it is wrong or not a good argument.
  3.  Add a picture from one of the approved sites of a cafeteria food tray.  In parentheses beneath the picture, type the source for your information. Since it is a copyright-free photo, you do not need to write a full-blown citation:  just the website will suffice.
  4. Provide a link to the original article, embedded neatly into a sentence.
  5.  Cite information or evidence from the article you read in your post correctly (do not simply just link it).  One way you might do this in your post would be as follows:  According to the article “PRO/CON:  Should Parents Support School Meal Standards,” …
  6.  At the bottom of your post, skip a line and write Work Cited: (followed by a correct MLA citation of the article). REMEMBER:  We are using our grammar book as the reference on how to do this.  The basic format it provides for an internet article is:

Author’s last name, First name.  “Title.”  Site Title.  Site sponsor, date of posting or last update.  Medium of publication. Date accessed.

*Remember, you should indent second and subsequent lines if your entry goes into more than one line.  My formatting is not allowing me to do this correctly, so if your post does not allow you to do this, no worries!

7.  When you are finished, use the provided checklist to see if you your blog is up-to-date and ready for presentation on Friday.  Make changes or submissions as necessary.  If you submit something that is past due, please complete a “Late Assignment Form” sheet located in the back of the classroom and turn it in to the Late Work bin.

Assignment is due 11:59 pm Tuesday, October 25th.

Adding Categories and Widgets

Hello, my lovelies!

Today we are adding categories (if you have not already done so) and widgets.

  1.  Go to Dashboard > Posts > Categories.  Create a category called Literally Mrs. Beard and at least one other category for your personal posts. You can call this category My Personal Posts, or if you already know what you want to blog about, you can be more specific. For example, you might call it Delicious Recipes, Illustrations, Gaming, etc.  You can also create more than one category for your personal posts if you wish.

2.   Next up:  widgets!  Let’s take a look at exactly what widgets are in this video.  It basically shows you all you need to know about widgets.  For some examples of what widgets look like, click here.

Now, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. For this assignment, please add the following widgets to your sidebar in your preferred location:

  1.  class blog (move from “Available Widgets” into your sidebar)
  2.  flag counter (see http://www.flagcounter.com)
  3.  traffic counter (see http://www.feedjit.com)
  4. one more of your choice (look in “Available Widgets”)

Please be leery of adding a ton of widgets. They can be a distraction to the true content of your blog!

3.  If you have not already done so, comment on at least one of your classmate’s blog posts. If time permits, comment on two classmates!

Categories, widgets, and comments due by 11:59 pm Tuesday, October 18th.

 

Career Readiness

careersWelcome to the Automotive Success Centre”.  Automotive Human Resources Sector Council.  Automotive Human Resource Sector Council of Nova Scotia, 2016, http://automotivesectorcouncil.ca/index.php/career-centre/apprentice-success-centre.

So what are employers really looking for in today’s job market?  Click here  to find out!

Once you have read the article, leave a post entitled “The Career I’m Considering” and tell:

  1.  Which three of the top ten traits from the article are your strongest?   Be honest, but be convincing! Provide evidence of each of your three traits, and explain how these make you a perfect fit for your chosen career choice.
  2.   What career do you plan to pursue?  Tell us about it and why.
  3.   Provide two links to information about this career.
  4.   Insert a picture of someone working in this field or of something obviously related to this field. You may not use copyrighted images. Just because it is on Google does not mean that you are legally able to copy and use it. Click here for more information.  ONLY USE PICTURES FROM ONE OF THESE SITES:  Pixabay, Openclipart, Wikimedia Commons, or Getty Open Content Images.  These sites are all free to use without copyright infringements.  Beneath your picture, put in parentheses from which of these sites you got your picture.
  5.   Play with the font today and use at least two different colors for your text (not including the link color).

After you have posted, comment on one other post from a classmate.  Posts are due Monday, October 17th at 11:59 pm.

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College Readiness

Hey Guys!

As seniors, hopefully college or occupational education is at the forefront of your thoughts!  Many of you are probably still unsure of where you want to go, what you want to do after high school, and how you are going to afford it.  I’m going to borrow from Ms. Shekema Silveri  and ask you to do the following:

  • Read the Federal Government’s  College Preparation List
    (Be sure to check the 12th Grade Checklist)
  • Create a post entitled “My Plans After High School” and include the following:
  • The college or school you are considering
  • Links to its 1) homepage, 2) academic degrees available, 3) tuition page, and 4) your intended program of study’s homepage.
  • A)  Discuss what you’ve learned from the article and your school’s website and B) the next steps you need to take in this process. 

 

Your post will be due by 11:59 pm Sunday, October 16th.