Welcome to Rochesterwrites~

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. photo credit:desk in charcoal by James Halliday CC BY-SA-2.0 Hello and welcome to Rochesterwrites~!  This is the blog where I will be posting assignments, course information and helpful resources.  Be sure to add Rochesterwrites~ to your “Blogs I Follow” widget – (we will learn how…

Final Projects From the Past

Beginning the final projects can be intimidating and exciting at the same time. There’s so much freedom, but that leaves you with so many decisions to make. Here’s a list of blogs that were created by a few of my former students. I tried to choose blogs from a variety of genres/purposes and I arranged…

Blogs before yours

Photo credit: “Collages 2016” by Nicolás Valdés is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 When it comes to creating a blog post, the options are limited only by the constraints you put in place. If you can afford the time, attention and imagination, the possibilities are endless. When you are writing an academic post about an…

Copyrights and Licenses

Wow!  You all are looking like Pro-bloggers already!  Nice work! Now that you have the logistics down, we need to go about learning the rules and etiquette of publishing online.  If you noticed, the articles and texts we’ve been reading, contain a specific license by Creative Commons.  This week I am asking you to research…

Checklist for Friday, Sept. 6th

These are all the things you should have completed on your blog. Everything on this list must be completed by today for you to be allowed to proceed in this course. Create your blogging account and finish the checklist on the site for setting up the blog Adjust the timezone to Chicago, make it public…

Choosing a Theme for your Blog

Choosing a theme is the language that WordPress uses to describe designing your blog. The “theme” is the overall style or look of your blog. Once you have your blog account set up, you will find a list of option on the left side of your screen. Two-thirds of the way down or so, you…

Setting Up The Blogs –

*photo credit: Technology Use by Denise Krebs License by CC by 2.0 Follow the instructions below to set up your blog. * Use Lorelle’s Tutorial for additional help with setting up your WP weblog. 1. Register at WordPress.com and set up your blog. Go to https://wordpress.com/signup. Click on the Create Website button, and follow the instructions….

The Journey Begins

Photo credit: Cloud Walkers Ahead by Robert Couse-Baker CC BY 2.0 Thanks for joining me! This semester we will be learning more about ourselves and others, analyzing how we communicate ideas, and challenging and supporting each other to be thoughtful, creative, innovative and adventurous! What to expect:  The weekly schedule is located in D2L.  The…