Week 10: Time to evaluate

I am sure that your teachers ask you to evaluate your work at the end of a topic. We are doing the same here in the challenge.

There will be two evaluations:

  1. a survey of the actual student blogging challenge – we want your ideas of the plus, minus and interesting about the challenge. Most questions are tick a box or find answer from drop down arrow.
  2. a survey of your blog by someone who has not seen it before such as your principal, another teacher, your parent, a sibling or cousin, next door neighbour.

Survey of challenge

Survey of your blog

This is an audit of your blog since the beginning of March 2012.

  • How many posts did you write?
  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?
  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?
  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?
  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?
  • Did you change blog themes at all and why?
  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?
  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

Now ask another student and teacher/parent from your school who might not have read your blog to do an audit. Sit beside them while they navigate around your blog, record what you observe as they interact with your blog. When finished, ask them the following questions:

  • What were your first impressions of this blog?
  • What captured your attention?
  • What distracted you on the blog?
  • What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

 Nominating a blog for the Edublog Awards 2012

This year we would like classes to nominate two blogs they feel are excellent student blogs. They can be blogs from anywhere in the world. Choose a student from your class to write about the nominations in a post after you have discussed this as a class. eg best student blog or best new blog. Make sure you have a link back to this post of the challenge otherwise we wont know you have nominated for the awards.

Teachers you may also take part in the nominations but you might like to check out the other sections where nominations will be available later in the year.

Mentors we would also like you to nominate one or two of the blogs you have been mentoring to go in either the best student blog or new blog sections.

Students we would prefer you work with your teachers to nominate some great student blogs, but if there is a student blog (not from your class or school) that you feel deserves a nomination then write a post and make sure you have a link back to this post of the challenge otherwise we wont know you have nominated for the awards.  Remember, as a student, you can’t nominate a blog from your class or school.

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  21. Miss W,
    I wanted to confirm that you don’t want us to nominate class blogs at this point? Just student blogs?

    From,
    Mrs. McKelvey

    • Hi Mrs McKelvey,
      You could also nominate class blogs if you wish. It means a separate post giving reasons why you have nominated them and a link back here to this post.

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  24. Hello Miss W.,

    When exactly will our blogs be evaluated? I’ve had such a great time having a blog.

    Regards,
    Lilly

    • Lilly,
      The idea is for you to get someone, like a parent or a teacher, to evaluate your blog. Get them to answer the questions I put in the post to help guide them.

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  30. Hello Miss W,
    We would like to send you a huge thanks for coordinating the blogging challenge. It clearly takes a huge amount of time and it is such a rich and rewarding experience to be involved in.
    Molto grazie
    Muchas gracias
    Merci
    Dhanyavard
    & thank you.

    • Thank you very much Michelle and students. I love doing it, but must admit, I need a fresh input of ideas, as I have used similar activities each time. I hope to see you and your class in the September challenge as well.

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  33. Agree completely with Norton in previous comment.

    The 10 weeks of activity and eagerness about blogging (as students & teachers) and mentoring (as mentors).

    Ms. Sue! you have done it successfully to gather this kind of community. As a class owner in this challenge it was my first time to take part my company classes and courses to this challenge and I found it GREAT!

    As a mentor I found most of the students happy and active in this challenge and I’m sure Edublogs’ action to hold this challenge will affect on their skills in blogging and better communication with people.

    Good job Dear Ms. Sue :)

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