Friday, August 24, 2007

Stuff for Students

Dear students and colleagues,

Ever trying to avoid becoming "roadkill" on the information super-highway, I have launched yet another new website:

Students- This website is intended to be a repository for links, assignments, and ideas for my students. If you have one of my classes this year, you

Teachers may want to take a look at it for ideas on how you can make resources and web links available to your students as well. "Blogger" is a really simple, easy service offered by Google that lets you post things with easy to use templates without having to know almost anything about the internet at all. But if you have some experience, you can customize it a great deal like I have.

Everyone- Want to see ONLY the posts for your class, without having to scroll through all my other "stuff?"

It's easy- just click on the "label" or tag below that applies to your class. Then, Blogger will display only the posts for that class.

You can also scroll down to the "blog archive" on the bottom of the menus on the right side and then click on the month you need or a post title that sounds like what you're looking for.

When in doubt, type a keyword in the box on the top-left of the website, next to the orange and white 'B' logo and then click "search."

Mind you, this is not an official Boyer Valley Community Schools site. The views expressed here and the links provided here are not necessarily those of the school, it's administrators or board. This site is the sole responsibility of Me, (Mr. Mallory.) And just so everyone know that, I include that disclaimer on the  website itself.

I hope that "Mr. Mallory's Stuff" comes in handy. I'll handy post things like review sheets there when Semester Test time comes around, so make sure to come back again once in a while.

, if you're establish a Blogger site like this, remember that it's not really a "Blog" (a journal or diary) and unless you want to hear from your administrators or parents, you should try to avoid including too much subjective commentary. Keep it professional, and concise. That doesn't mean it can't be fun. I started about 3 years ago mostly to post pictures for cheerleaders from games and pep rallies. Visit if you'd like to try creating your own.

- A word to the wise, it may be tempting to use a blog like a diary to record memories or work through your feelings, but keep in mind, whatever you post on the internet is available for ANYONE to see. What's more, it NEVER goes away. You may delete it but a version of it will always remain somewhere on the internet. Just like social networking sites like with FaceBook and MySpace, don't put anything on a blog that will embarrass you prevent you from getting a good job 5 or 10 years from now and don't post anything that you don't want your principal, pastor or grandmother to see. And please, don't post things that could be considered harassment of bullying, or you're liable to be liable for libel!

Hope this is "stuff" you can use!

Ted's cartoons, artworks, photos, and commentary at:

"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor

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