Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Student Edublogs Challenge One!


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
This is one of the most important skills to know when blogging – how to make a link – if unsure check out this post for Edublogs or this post for blogspot.

5.  Part of good digital citizenship is not 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.

1 comment:

  1. G'day Mrs Harvey and studnents,
    Thanks for registering for the March 2013 blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week starting 3rd March, when the first challenge is published. If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the "Subscribe by email" on the right sidebar of the blog. Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages.

    Miss W or tasteach - challenge organizer