Our first Class Blog Assignment
Playing with Font
We recently explored information about Fonts and Typography in class and in our last Blizzard bag assignment. If you missed it you can find it on our Google Classroom page.
Note: I highly recommend you check it out and complete the task before moving on to this one.
SO everyone should now have an idea of what a font is ; it’s the style of your text on the screen or page. It’s fun to play around with different fonts and find the one that you like best. Believe it or not , this usually says something about your personality and can often help to convey your message to the reader.
Jason Cranford Teague shares some great advice for bloggers and educators alike in his “Design101 … 5 Simple Typography Tips” from edutopia.org. (this should look familiar)
Feeling inspired, I decided to play around with fonts in the visual editor on our blog. We have lots to choose from in MSWord, here on our blog and tons more can be downloaded online. I also played with color :p…..
But don’t get too carried away. You’ve got to be careful. If your font is too small or “too out there” it can be difficult to read and cause your reader to go elsewhere, then – well – your message is lost!
Our first blog assignment:
This week in class we all took a look at our class blog and you were able to view the what is a blog video. If you had any questions, hopefully we covered it in class. Your task for homework( yup HOMEwork- isn’t blogging great!)):
Post TWO comments– as outlined below.
- Comment on the previous post, (the one with the video, follow the link) Explain what you learned in class about blogs, blogging,or general overall thoughts on the subject.
- Search the internet and find at least 1 article about blogs, blogging, writing posts &/or commenting on posts.
- Summarize the article in a comment on this post.
- Please include the link( url) to the article in your comment. (If it’s really great we can share it with the class!) To hyperlink your Article, in a comment – you will need to use a little HTML. It is lots easier to link in a post- but for now we get to do it the hard way. It’s not really that hard…..To accomplish adding a link , the first step is to copy the URL of the article you found, then paste it into the comment section. Next write your comment; before or after the URL( whatever makes sense to you) When you have completed your comment, create the link to the article by adding an HTML tag. <a href=” http:// link” > as indicated in the illustration below.
Pay close attention to this illustration! It’s code so if you mess up just one little thing…it won’t work!
You can also find a review of these steps on our HTML page here
I am working on a video to step us through the process, so if you can’t include the link, be sure to bookmark the article URL or save it somewhere so you can go back and add it in later.
Also before posting, I suggest a quick review of our blog guidelines page as a reminder on the Do’s and Don’t of blog posts and commenting.
So that’s it. Just add a comment to the previous post and one to this post. You are now one step closer to blogging!
AND YEAH ( most importantly) Have fun! – and feel free to play around with the font , you know – just to find your voice…..if you’d like! What is your favorite font?