This project-based learning course is divided into 12 sessions that include all the elements necessary to learn how to build a blog. It is a team project and the planning is shown in the section "Project Development" below, right after an example of a presentation from one of my former students.
Please click here to download the X12 Blogging Project handout.
Sample blog presentations 2020
The Perfect World according to M.Favennec
This timeline will guide you through the different stages of your project. Please make sure that you cover all steps to avoid last-minute surprises.
Before next session, decide who you’re going to team up with for the project and start brainstorming ideas and themes. Don’t restrict yourselves to one idea straight away; consider a few possibilities and evaluate the feasibility of each option before you decide to discard or keep it.
By now you should know who your teammates are going to be on this project. By next session, you should have made a decision on what your blog is going to be about.
Make sure your project is feasible by listing potential problems raised by your choice and finding solutions to them. Keep track of the problems and solutions in your logbook.
By now you should have finalized your choice of theme for your blog, and you should have resolved the major problems your choice may have raised.
You need to choose the sections your blog will be divided into and discuss collectively about the type of content each section and article will include so that there are no repetitions or inconsistencies. Finally, you should also talk about what you want your blog to look like so you all know the format while you are writing.
Now that you have planned out your content, you need to decide on how you are going to share the work within the group. Then you can all start drafting your texts and infographics.
By now you should have all started writing your parts. If you haven’t done so already, you should schedule a group meeting so that you can see where everybody is at. Take a step back and look at what you have so far with a critical eye to assess if there are no methodological issues, and adjust your work accordingly.
Schedule another group meeting to make sure everybody is on track.
Take a step back and look at what you have so far with a critical eye to assess if there are no methodological issues, and adjust your work accordingly.
By now you should have almost finished writing. You need to schedule a group meeting to make sure you are all on track.
You also need to start the editing process: Re-read each other’s work, suggest improvements or changes, and then once you are all comfortable with the content, put everything together, making sure the formatting is consistent throughout and the information logical. Then look at the end result critically and make any necessary adjustments.
Keep an eye out for content that is plagiarized, whether consciously or not, as this will be severely penalized and you are all responsible for the entire project.
By now the blog should be ready, or very close to ready. You should start discussing the oral presentation. Don’t forget to read the instructions on p.2 to know what information you should include, and then agree on the outline of your presentation and divide up the work. Now is a good time to go through your logs and see what information you can use from them.
When you arrive for the in-class prep session next time, you should bring the drafts of your presentation with you to class, along with a list of questions for your teacher.