1. What do you know (or have you found out) about Mr. McClung that is reflected in the way he has constructed his class blog? He pays meticulous attention to detail and want his students to do the same. 2. Comment on what you would say about Mr. McClung as an educator. He seems like a good one. 3. I asked above that you read Mr. McClung's "rules" and think about them. What do they say about Mr. McClung, his teaching, and his connection with his students? What is your reaction to these rules (and guides) as a student and as an aspiring teacher? Some of his rule are different I think never heard of rules where you have students repeat items that you have said but he has a good connection with his students. He wants students to communicate but they can not talk without raising there hands seems confusing to me but other than that seems like ok rules for a classroom setting. 4. What was the first thing under Everyone needs? Why do you suppose that is the first requirement? Then all students can write down due dates and not be late on work that is due on a certain date. 5. Note the penalties for being late (under Homework). Compare them with my penalties for being late. Comment. I agree with the plan on grading but not sure on exactly taking it that far, might at time for them to turn it in instead of cutting back on grades. 6. Read carefully his paragraph about what he hopes to accomplish with his blog. Comment and apply to your own aspirations as a teacher. He wants to keep class fun and new to students so they do not get complacent and that is a great idea. I hope to do the same in my class. 7. I asked you to review at least two Useful Links in depth after reviewing all of them. Which two did you review in depth? Describe each of the two. How might each be used? Why do you think each made Mr. McClung's list. The propaganda used during and before WWII was a huge reason they were at war and guys read was also one I liked. The propaganda in Nazi Germany before WWII got Germany wanting war after how the other powers striped up Germany after WWI. They used all means necessary to keep there people in touch with why they wanted war. The guys read campaign is a good one because that is true most guys will not read unless it interests them. 8. Under Internet Safety I asked you to read carefully the rules Mr. McClung sets forth for safely using the internet. Comment on these rules. Are there any you would add or subtract. 9. In the C4K part of this blog I asked that you look carefully at one of the categories under which you assigned post was filed. What did you find? Select one of the posts in the category and review it for me. 10. Mr. McClung uses Edublog as his blog host. In some ways it may seem more "advanced." But Blogger has many abilities that we have not covered in EDM310. This leads to this question: Is there anything (or things) that Mr. McClung can do with his blog that you would like to do in Blogger? The chat box seemed like a nice touch to being able to keep in touch with students and there parents. 11. In what ways does Mr. McClung make his blog useful to parents, teachers, administrators, students like you, and others? That way others can see what is going on in his class. 12. How does Mr. McClung's 8th grade blog differs from other blogs you have visited including other 8th grade blogs? Why the differences do you think? The difference is his is more in dept with other information for visitors to his blog.