Student work will be assessed through a series of in-class activities and practical reporting assignments.
There are six grading periods during the semester. Students are responsible for completing all assignments between grading periods. Grading periods will be used to assess recent work and offer suggestions for the next round of assignments. Assignments at the end of the semester are weighted more heavily to give students a chance to experiment and develop new skills.
All assignments must be completed by the deadline. Unless specified otherwise, the weekly deadline for assignments is Sunday at 10 p.m.
Specific Assignments Points
Blog Pitch/Set Up/Post 1: Introduction 40
Post 2: Aggregation Post 25
Post 3: Free Choice 25
Post 4: Q & A with Photo 50
Post 5: Free Choice 25
Post 6: Photo Gallery 50
Post 7: Audio Interview with Photo 50
Codecademy “Build a Website” Tutorial 100
Post 8: Free Choice 25
Post 9: Live Blog, Photo Event or Infographic 60
Post 10: Free Choice 25
Post 11: Video 75
Post 12: Final Project 200
Post 13: Farewell Post 25
Blog Presentation 25
Overall Blog Assessment 100
Extra-credit quizzes on reading +25