Tech skill area: Formatting and Blogging

Project - Create a blogpost on an area of disaster or emergency need in the world and what orgainzations are helping out.

Research a world problem

Exploring the world - who needs help, what can we do?

"If you don't stand up for something, then you will end up standing for nothing"
The Kite Runner

There are natural disasters like earth quakes and weather as well as wars and human rights violations going on daily in our world. Here is a CNN resource showing several events where people, animals and the earth needs help and lists of organizations that offer help.

1. Log in to your Jeffco Google Doc Go to

Choose one area that needs help that catches your interest. First click on the BLUE headline link to read the full story

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2. Use this form to help you take notes on a story you will write about this problem and those trying to help.  First log in to your Google Docs

then click on this link for planning template:





3. Write a news story on the topic. Include what, where, when, why, who, in the story - use the planning template and this should be easy

Use the area below your writing plan so you can easily see your notes.

Blog post

When writing your blog post:

  • Include information on the problem and location.
  • The organization that is helping and what exactly they are doing
  • What you think about what is happening and what can you do to help? Spread the word, raise funds... ?

Once you have proofed your document share it with Mrs. Saylor. With her approval, post it to the class blog:

Insert an image to help tell the story of the problem in your blog post

Add who wrote it but only first name, last initial

Reply to at least one Blog post

Read over a few of your classmates blog posts.

Click on comment, Write a few sentences about the post you read. Give them positive comments and constructive ideas for improvement. When you are ready to post, use the anonymous button then submit.






• Students will:
_understand what a blog post and comment are

–how to create their own post

_how to research for information to support their post

_how to format the text in a blog post

–how to insert an image in a blog post

–how to create a credible comment to a post

• Have a fellow student check your work

•Have doc and desktop checked

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