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This is our penultimate week of the challenge this year. It is time for you to show off the skills you have learnt over the past eight weeks of the challenge.

What could you have learned if you did every challenge?

  • Week 1 – blogging terminology, post/page, about me page, avatars, uploading to blog, creating a slideshow or customizing your header
  • Week 2 – finding your way round a blog, commenting skills, adding HTML in comments, HTML code for your URL in a comment, commenting guidelines, getting family and friends involved in your blog, adding blogs to your blogroll, adding widgets to your sidebar
  • Week 3 – creating and embedding a quiz, visiting overseas blogs, commenting on other student/class blogs
  • Week 4 – digital footprint, googling yourself, Blog Action Day 2014
  • Week 5 – adding images and videos, creative commons, attribution, ways to create your own images, make a jigsaw puzzle from an image, tags and categories
  • Week 6 – new tools like Powtoon, changing themes for a celebration, customising header, countdown widgets
  • Week 7 – flipboard magazine, creating polls, interviewing relatives for posts, connecting with other schools
  • Week 8 – visiting blogs game, nominating great blogs for awards

The one and only activity for the next two weeks:

global issues

Write a post on a global issue you would like to help solve

I chose this topic because I have just spent 5 days attending a fantastic online conference about global education #globaled14. Check the hashtag for some great links to use for your challenge post.

Having read many of your posts, I came up with the following essentials in a great post.

  1. catchy title
  2. includes at least two visuals whether photo, cartoon, video or another web 2.0 tool like padlet, glogster, wordle etc
  3. interesting topic with the passion of the author coming through, shows well researched topic
  4. well written and not copy/pasted from somewhere else
  5. shows it has been proofread and spellchecked
  6. written in paragraphs – at least three of them
  7. includes links to other websites on similar topics – at least two of these
  8. attribution for any images, video, music or clip art used – including those used in slideshows etc

Here are some examples of great posts from last challenge:

Mark wrote about what family means

Nathan wrote about global issues in general

Kaitlyn wrote about education around the world

Pranav wrote about travelling overseas

Jannat wrote about my future

When you have finished your post, please come back here to the blogging challenge and leave a comment on this post.

Mention which topic you wrote about and leave a link to your post.

Those posts covering the eight things mentioned above will be added to our special flipboard magazine called One World, Our World.

Nominations are nearly closed

PS Have you remembered to nominate some people for the Edublog Awards? Time is running out for the deadline for nominations. November 24

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  1. Hey its kaylee, I finished my global issue post. I wrote about animal crulety. please come visit my blog!!! 🙂 kaylee1am

  2. Hi Miss W,
    For my thing that I care about I chose a world issue, poverty. I chose poverty because I think people can do more to help those in need. To start off with countries could start helping people in their country, and then people from around the world.
    Please visit my post at: http://tthit.global2.vic.edu.au/2014/11/23/what-i-care-about/
    Hope you enjoy!
    Have a great day
    Ti

  3. Dear Mr. W,

    This week a wrote about poverty and ways we can stop it. I hope you find time to come check it out. http://paige2am.edublogs.org
    Thank you,
    -Paige 🙂

  4. Hello Mrs. Wyatt,
    I have finished week #9’s assignment! I wrote about a topic that I feel very strongly about; Animal Abuse. I have written a post on this topic in the past, though in this post I feel that really got more into depth with a creative post. Please some visit my blog and see my opinion on the matter. http://jazzy2am.edublogs.org/2014/12/05/our-voice/
    Thanks!! 😉
    ~Jazzy

  5. Hello there Miss W. I just finished my post for this week about animal extinction. This post for me was very fun to do and surprisingly easy considering I know a lot about blogging. I wrote about two endangered animals and how you can help. I hope you like my post. http://hannah1am.edublogs.org/2014/12/01/extinction-of-animals/

  6. I just finished my post on a global issue. I wrote a post about the problem with bullying. You can visit my blog at http://gavinele.edublogs.org/ . Please visit my blog and leave a comment.
    Gavin.

  7. Hi, Miss W
    I don’t understand why my name is in the red. I have done challenge 1,3,4,5,7 and 8 and I have left comments for you. Please visit my blog, heres a link:
    http://blpstommo.global2.vic.edu.au.
    I have enjoyed the blogging challenge and learning a lot of things.

  8. Hi Miss W,
    I have completed challenge 9. I wrote about world poverty. You can read my post at http://iltsatb.global2.vic.edu.au/.
    I tried to follow the criteria but I hope you enjoy reading it.
    From Zara

    • Students and classes,
      Please visit Tori’s blog as I can’t flip her post to the magazine but it is worthy of a read by visitors.

  9. hello there miss.w . this is nikita here . I have did the challenge and selected ‘ animal cruelty’ as the topic . I am really want to solve the problem about animal cruelty that’s why I have selected it as the topic . pls visit my blog :

    http://roybel308schoolgirl.edublogs.org/
    and comment ( pretty please)
    with regards ,
    nikita

    • Students and classes,
      Please visit Nikita’s blog as I can’t flip her post to the magazine but it is worthy of a read by visitors.

  10. Hey Miss W,

    I have completed this weeks challenge!! I chose the problem ‘The Orangutans (logging).’ I chose this problem because it could lead to even bigger problems in the future and also the Orangutans are loosing their habitats. If you would like to visot my blog, here is my URL: elaaas.global2.vic.edu.au

    Thanks,
    Emma

  11. If i was a teacher for a week i would do art too just like hailey.

  12. I am doing a post about bullying

  13. I have just been looking in the students for 2014 and my name plus country is in red. I have done two edublogs posts and an About me page so why is mine still red

    • Hi Alyssa,
      So far I have only double checked the students under 11, but I will probably do the 11 year olds soon. But I have checked your blog and you certainly should not be in red any more.

  14. I just completed a post on the world problem challenge. Visit me at isabellewle.edublogs.org