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
Attendance/Participation                                           100

Total                                                                           1000

Extra-credit quizzes on reading                                  +25

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