What is the difference between a post and a page and where should I put my information?
This is a commonly asked question amongst the grade nine’s who have just started Digital Literacy 10 at Heritage Woods Secondary. Initially it can be hard to tell the difference between posts and pages, however, as you add more information to your blog the distinction between the two becomes clearer.
Creating pages and posts is a way of organizing information on your blog. All student blogs have been established with the same template – with pages created especially so that students can post showcase items to their various classes and reflect upon them and their growth as learners.
Each core class in Grade 9 can be seen in a drop-down menu by hovering over the grade nine tab. It is the same for classes in Grade 10. Other pages common to the template include About Me, Digital Literacy 10 and Core Competencies. These pages are where students will post evidence and artifacts of their learning.
If a student completes a video in his/her English 9 class and wants it to be a showcase of their learnging they will add it to the English 9 page along with a reflection on that assignment. The same goes for assignments in any of the other classes that students are working in. This means it is easily accessible and all in one place.
Posts are a bit different. They are like a running dialogue of your involvement in school activities, clubs, teams etc. Posts are a place where you can reflect on and showcase what you are passionate about, interested in, or want to share with the world. A member of KWAP may want to talk and reflect on their experiences helping those less fortunate on the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. A post would be the way to do it.
Posts can be organized by categories and tags which will make them easier to find. Students also have the option of including a widget (on one side of their blog) that will display their posts on a month by month basis.
Organizing your blog by using posts and pages allows you to create a neat, and well organized space that will allow you to showcase your learning to your peers, post-secondary institutions and potential employers.