Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sample Class Lesson Post

One of your required posts will be one on something we've learned in class. This post should take the form of a basic overview on our of class lessons. The lesson should be organized, easy-to-follow, and it should include pictures and links for further information. Here is an example of how a class lesson post might look.

Global Warming: It's More than Hot Air

When people hear the words global warming, they often make the mistake of thinking that they already know all about it. However, the issue of global warming is far more complicated than that and it effects everyone on this planet. This past month, we've been learning all about global warming in class and brainstorming ideas of how to help fix the problem.

First of all, what is global warming? The simple definition is that global warming means the phenomenon of rising temperatures in the Earth's climate. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases in the Earth's atmosphere that cause radiation from the Earth to be re-directed back towards the surface. The four main greenhouse gases are water vapor, ozone, methane, and carbon dioxide. While there is a natural greenhouse effect, scientists have linked the increase of greenhouse gases and the spread of global warming to human activity.

Global warming has many different effects on the environment. First, it causes the glaciers to melt. This in turn causes sea levels to rise, which ends up creating huge floods. These floods often end up hurting people, damaging property, and permanently changing the landscape.

Second, global warming causes changes the Earth's ecosystems. For example, the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been linked to increased acidity in the ocean. This can have an effect on the creatures that live in the ocean and can be very harmful to them. Scientists also believe that in addition to harming the ocean, global warming would have a negative effect on the land too, causing mass extinctions of animals. 

Finally, global warming also has been linked to extreme weather patterns, including tsunamis, typhoons, tropical storms, heat waves, and cold waves. Extreme weather can cause lots of damage and they end up costing countries millions of dollars in disaster relief.

Our class is very committed to helping to solve the problem of global warming. One of the solutions we talked about is writing letters to our local congressmen. Politicians can help change environmental policies. Second, we can walk and bike more. Using cars less means less carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Third, we can use less water. It takes a lot of energy to give us clean water. By saving water, we save energy, and so, we reduce greenhouses gases.

It's been very interesting learning about global warming. It's a serious topic that we need to study a lot so that we can help keep the future of the Earth safe for everyone.

Sample Class News Post

One of your required posts will be one on class news. This could be an article on a class field trip, on a guest speaker, an assembly, an activity, or event. To give you a basic idea, I will show you an example of a class news article.

A Visitor from Space

Last week, our class had the pleasure of meeting a real-life astronaut, Mr. James Jamison. Mr. Jamison visited Room 5 on Tuesday to tell us all about his experiences working for NASA. During his visit, students got to hear about a wide range of topics, including his trips into outer space, his views on the possibility of alien life, and his advice to students who want to study aeronautics and space travel.

Mr. Jamison has always had his eyes on the stars, so to speak. He is originally from Florida and his earliest dream was to visit Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. As a child, he began by building rockets in his backyard. He studied as much science as he could and won several prizes in local science fairs. Due to his talent for science, he won a scholarship  and went on to study aeronautics in college. He took that experience with him to NASA, where he had the opportunity to go up into space multiple times. 

According to Mr. Jamison, the hardest thing to get used to in space is the lack of gravity. "I think it's like what they call 'getting your sea legs' when you're a sailor," he commented. "But once you've got it, it'll come back to you every time."

Along with his stories about space, Mr. Jamison also brought several interesting objects for the class to study, including a genuine moon rock, a replica of his space shuttle, and photographs from his trips. He also modeled a new app for our class that allows you to make a simulated trip to other planets.

After Mr. Jamison's visit, many students were enthusiastic about one day studying aeronautics themselves. "I think we have a responsibility to explore outer space," said Michael Mayberry. "It helps us understand so much about our own planet as well as others."

We know we speak for all of Room 5 when we say, thank you, Mr. Jamison. Your visit was one to remember!


This is a sample of how a typical blog looks. Each blog post starts with a title. Images should be included to make it visually interesting. Video clips can be inserted as well. Posts should have correct spelling and grammar.

Remember to break up a post into paragraphs.

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 It makes good sense to add labels to your blog posts so that they can be easily organized.

Ready? Let's see a few more specific examples of how blogging works.