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:
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.
- catchy title
- includes at least two visuals whether photo, cartoon, video or another web 2.0 tool like padlet, glogster, wordle etc
- interesting topic with the passion of the author coming through, shows well researched topic
- well written and not copy/pasted from somewhere else
- shows it has been proofread and spellchecked
- written in paragraphs – at least three of them
- includes links to other websites on similar topics – at least two of these
- 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