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Ready to write for the OCDSBXL blog? You’ve come to the right place…

OCDSBXL welcomes submissions from Staff and Students of the OCDSB.

Are you from a community partner and would like to contribute? Please email us directly at ocdsbxl(at)ocdsb.ca.

Blog Post – Writing Guidelines

  1. Blogs written by staff will be in 3rd person impersonal.  Students can write in the first person.
  2. Posts should have a photo/photos.  Please submit photos, or videos, with your submission (For video, we can use a YouTube link, if that’s easier).  If you are sending photos from your mobile device then ‘medium’ size is good.
  3. Additional media will be embedded when possible (ex. additional photos, video, audio, etc.) and / or links to additional sites, Twitter posts, etc.
  4. Please ensure that we have permission for sharing media including students confirmed via school / program staff (this will also apply to guest contributors).
  5. Posts will be 150-250 words, whenever possible.
  6. If we have captured the project in an Experiential Learning (XL) planning template, please also submit that and it will be linked to the story.
  7. Community partner sites should be hyperlinked.
  8. Provide us a list of hashtags and handles you would like attached to the Tweets we push out.
  9. Articles laid out in Google Docs or MS Word, complete with photos and links, are ideal.

Read the guidelines and ready to submit? Please complete the form linked below…

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