Today we start the real curriculum of this course. The world began an information revolution when the internet was created. You, for better or for worse, will grow up in this world. I hope to teach you some of the ways you can thrive in a digital world. Watch the YouTube video above. Ask yourself: are you ready to grow up in a world like this? Tell me in the comments section below what you thought about this video. After you have posted your thoughts, read the rest of this post and then come to the rug.
The homepage is critical. It's where people first drop into your websites and it's where they decide whether or not they are going to hang around or not. Take a look at my example homepage once more to be sure yours is up to speed. Remember how I said you would be getting points for your site traffic? Today I will show you how we will track this using the site statistics module.
Also, your websites are online already, but they are NOT PUBLIC YET. You can think of what we are doing right now as being the development phase of the website launch. You are slowly accumulating content and testing out new features. Once your sites are a bit more full of stuff, we will disable the site password requirement, and begin advertising that your website exists.
One more thing, this is our third day of Digital Citizenship this week. Have you posted at least three new blog entries?? If not, you aren't meeting the requirements of this course. Work efficiently and with purpose. Post quality news. Make your site as interesting as you can.
CURATE THE INTERNET (select, organize, and look after news and information from the internet the same way a museum director would select art and create exhibits around them).
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