September 10

Global Reports – Let’s Start With Robots in Japan Just Cause That’s Fun

Did you know that the world’s first “robot hotel” is open for business right now in Japan?  No really, check it out!

CBC did a news story on it…
Eatch a quick video tour below…

Your assignment:

You are to write a reaction to this news story and post it to your blog.  To do this you will need to start by setting up your blog site with some basic features and then start a new blog post.  Mr. Ewert will show you how to do this in class.

Your reaction:  A well-written response shares several main items…

  • An introduction that allows the reader to understand what you are about to tell them.
  • Some basic information about the article or topic that you are writing about.
  • Your personal opinion about both the big picture idea and specific details
  • A Conclusion that likely leaves the reader thinking or engages them with a question

A good blog entry:  A great blog entry should include these elements…

  • A direct link to the news story embedded in the blog entry.  Watch this video to find out how to do that.
    • Mr. Ewert has made many helpful videos like this that you can watch anytime which you can find on his “blogging videos” page.
  • A picture or visual element that interests the reader to read further.  Go on google image search and find a great picture that goes along with the story.
  • Some direct links in case the reader wants to explore the topic further.
    • Consider links to news coverage of the story such as CBC, the BBC, or CNN covering this topic.  Or maybe a link to a youtube add for the hotel or another website with a reaction to the topic.
      • This keeps the reader reading and makes them consider coming back to your blog not only for your opinion but also as a source of further information on topics that interest them.

Make sure to look at the rubric closely to see how you are being assessed on this assignment.15.09.10 rubric – global stories

Posted September 10, 2015 by mrewert in category Social Studies

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