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===== Weblogs and Wikis BootCamp2015=====
Complete tasks from Week 1 before class time on Tuesday. You're welcome and encouraged to go on to Week 2 at any time.

==== Week 1 ====
1. Review the CourseStatement2015. Make sure you understand how this course will proceed, how it works, what is expected of you. Re-read the details about time needed and frequency of posting. Ask questions now. You can ask them by posting to the comments on the Welcome post on [[ the Daybook]] (best), or by email (meh), or bring them to class face to face.
- Check [[ the Daybook]] regularly during this first week. I will be adding advice and updates. You can also post to comments on [[ the Daybook]] if you have questions.

=== Deadline: Friday 16 Jan midnight ===
2. Set up your weblog on Use the //Missing Manual// chapters 1, 2, - , 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 as a guide, and select the options that suit our semi-formal academic purposes. It's best to read through the chapters of the //Missing Manual// first to get a sense of where you're going, then set things up. You should select a template, create a title for your weblog, a tagline, and make a couple of test posts to get used to things.
- Write a post on your new blog introducing yourself to the others in this course. Write this post to garner comments and responses from others in the class - as well as anyone who happens by.
3. Once you've completed the activities above, //email me with the address of your blog// and I'll add you to the Daybook so can post announcements. I'll also add your weblog to our blogroll.

=== By Sunday 18 Jan ===
4. Set up a Twitter account. If you have one, you can use that account for the class or start a new one. As with your blog, write a profile. Tweet an introduction using #en3177. Everyone search for the tag #en3177 and follow others in the class. Send a tweet with the address of your weblog once it's set up. Start tweeting using the #en3177 tag. Learn how to search for #en3177. Read your time line regularly, and follow others in the class. Follow @weblogsandwikis. Add your Twitter address to your About page.

5. Select an avatar - an image or icon to represent the self that is working in this course. You may already have one, or you might find one specifically for the course. Register at using the email address you're using for this course. Gravatar is associated with Once you register with WordPress, you can use your WP account name and address to register with Gravatar. Once registered, your avatar should show up on WP posts and comments. You can add and verify other services as you wish.

6. Start posting to your weblog //daily// to get into the routine. I'll post some ideas and directions on [[ | The Daybook]] to get you started.

==== Week Two: Starts Tues 20 Jan ====
Week Two is about RSS, CC and IP, customizing your weblog further, and practicing embedding media into blog posts - because we're all about multimodality now.

=== RSS ===
1. Study up on RSS: What it is, how it works. Start with [[ RSS in Plain English]], and read up on RSS in The Missing Manual. You may not understand it completely until you've set up a reader and subscribed to some feeds, but push on.

2. Set up an RSS account at [[]]. There are other RSS aggregator sites available, but Feedly is pretty good.

3. Subscribe to some course feeds and news feeds.
- Subscribe to the [[ Daybook]]'s RSS feed.
- Subscribe to the [[ Weblogs and Wikis home page]] RSS feed.
- Subscribe to the RSS feeds of others in the class.
- Go to some of the sites (news, blogs, info) you visit regularly and subscribe to their feeds.

- Here's an option that can make life easier. Rather than always checking into Feedly, you can use a dedicated RSS reader on your computer/phone/tablet. There are apps for that - both free and paid, including a Feedly app Google for them. //Then report what you've found on your blog so we can all benefit from your work.//

=== Deadline: Thursday midnight: Post on Creative Commons and Intellectual Property. Respond over the weekend ===
1. Read up on and write a post on copyright and the CC movement. Do the research first. Look into [[ | Creative Commons]], and read up intellectual property (IP) by googling the term. [[ WIPO]] is a good place to start, or References section of the Wikipedia entry for intellectual property. //The Missing Manual// also has some information on copyright on the web, on placing copyright notices on your weblog, and asking permission to post - which should be part of your research. Then write up a blog post in which you share your findings, linking to the resources you found most useful, and annotating those links. End this post by considering how you'll be licensing your work for this class, and why you made that choice. //This post is due by midnight Thursday so others have time to read and comment.//
2. **Friday, Saturday and Sunday** visit the posts of others, comment - extend - develop - compare those that strike you as useful / significant / interesting. //H/t to ds106//

=== All Week: Refine your weblog and develop a workflow ===
- Tweak your weblog as you continue to post every day.
- Fashion your About page. Have a look at other blogs to see how bloggers use this page.
- Revisit Missing Manual chap 6 to refine your posting practices, chap 8 to tweak commenting, and chaps 9 and 12 for plug-ins that might be useful and getting your posts seen and, more importantly, shared.
- If you haven't already, **set up categories on your weblog**. There's a primer of how to in //The Missing Manual//, chap 4. There's also [[ a Daybook post]] with a collection of advice. Add you own advice in a post on your blog or a comment.
- //Develop a workflow by posting and replying to the posts of others every day// - with posts appropriate to the course. Add the WordPress Press This bookmarklet to make posting easier.
- Practice embedding images in your posts - your own images or images that are open for use. (Flickr is good for this).
- Link link link. Start using readable links rather than raw http: links.
- Continue visiting and replying to the posts of other in the class.

=== Deadline Monday: Post a Reflection ===
//By Monday midnight//, (26 Jan) post a reflection on these two weeks of Bootcamp set up. Refer to the HeuristicForWeeklySummaries as a guide. Link to your work for the last two weeks. //I'm not considering your work with BootCamp2015 complete until materials are linked.// Categorize this post under the appropriate category on your blog (Weekly Reflections or something similar).

You can post your summary earlier, of course, once you've completed the bootcamp activities and had a chance to review what others are doing, glean what you can, and comment here and there.



Props to [[ ds106 Bootcamp]]

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