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. You also have the chance to nominate blogs for the Edublog Awards. Nominations close on 26th November, so get in early and check what you have to do to make your nomination count.
There will be two evaluations:
- a survey of the actual student blogging challenge – we want your ideas about the challenge. Most questions are tick a box or write a short answer.
- 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 your blog
This is an audit of your blog since the beginning of September 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 blogs they feel are excellent student blogs and or class 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 are now available.
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.
Make sure you read the instructions at the Edublog Awards site so your nomination is written correctly. Write post on your blog, include links to blogs you are nominating and to this post in our challenge. Then send email to edublogs via their nomination form on the awards site.
After the challenge is over
- earning rice at the free rice website but make sure you are logged in to the student blogging challenge group.
- visiting your friend’s blogs
- writing posts over the summer/winter period
- visiting new student blogs from the participant list
- visiting Mr Davo Devil’s blog to leave and answer questions
- check out Mr Frizzletail as he tours downunder