This started as a blog with my 6th graders to encourage communication with technology. It was a journey filled with excitement and frustration, but never dull... Now it's a blog to highlight the work of my amazing 5th graders. Life is about change.
This week we are starting the Edublogs Student Challenge for 2013! Last fall we only joined as a class, using this blog, but since you have all been blogging for a while now, you can use your own Kidblog to take part internationally!
Do the first challenge, then try some of the others too!
Here is the first week's challenge....
1. If you could meet 10 people, alive or dead, who would they be? Make a list of the people and include one question you would ask them in an interview. You cannot repeat the same question.
2. Create an avatar that represents you – check out this post for websites to try. Most blogging platforms allow you to upload your avatar, so use the Get Help section on the sidebar for your type of blog.
3. Are you going to have any guidelines or rules for leaving comments on your blog? Check out these from other students – now create your own and add to a new page on your blog. Teegan (bit hard to read though) Abbey (older student)
4. Write a post about why students and classes should visit your blog. Why is your blog going to be interesting? What will you be posting about? What could they learn from reading your blog? Make sure you hyperlink back to this challenge post somewhere in your post. That way, I will get a trackback or pingback and I will be able to visit your blog to read your post, otherwise I won’t know if you have written anything about this challenge.
eg. This post is for Challenge 1 in the March 2013 challenge. Highlight ‘Challenge 1′ then use the Link icon – chains joined – and copy and paste in the URL below
5. Part of good digital citizenship isnot being a cyber bully. Have you ever been cyber-bullied? What did you do about it? Make a list of hints for students who are being cyber-bullied. Maybe make a poster about what to do and what not to do. Perhaps you could use glogster or as a class use wallwisher. Check out the list of web 2.0 tools you could use on the sidebar.