Week 7: Let’s talk school

It has been interesting reading posts from students in different countries of the world. I wonder how similar or different your school day is! So this week’s theme is all about school. I am going to give you some suggestions but what you post about is up to you. Use one of my ideas or think of something for yourself. Check out what these three students have done:

Kaiya – lunch time choices

Brooke – interview a staff member – make sure they know beforehand you will be putting it on your blog for the world to see

Maraya – report on an event at school

I have included a few videos and links  you might like to check to give you ideas for posts.

So what could you do for a post this week?

  • Create polls about how people get to school or work, or favourite school subject or …..
  • What is your weekly timetable like, compare with other students – time you start and finish school, number of lessons each day, breaks during the day, days in year you go to school
  • Choices of subjects at school – remember to explain abbreviations you might use eg LOTE , ELA
  • Your dream of what you will be doing once you leave school
  • If you were principal for a week, what would you do? If you were a teacher for a week, what would you do?
  • Research the history of your school and create an about my school page
  • Research a famous person who attended your school
  • Technology in your school
  • What do you do at break times?
  • School bell has gone – what do you do now?
  • Food you eat at school – what is in your lunchbox or your school meal – good activity for taking photos
  • If you could improve your school, what would you do?
  • Your ideal school – maybe include a map of what it would look like
  • How has schooling changed over the last 100 years? Maybe interview parents, grandparents and ask questions about schooling – use an audio app then embed in blog
  • The view outside your classroom window – maybe explain plants that might be seen, the weather, seasons etc
  • Hold a debate about uniforms or school starting times or subjects or …..
  • Anything else that relates to schooling around the world

If you create polls or surveys, make sure you contact me so I can publicize on Twitter to get other classes around the world to join in. Use #16stubc or #globalclassroom if you are doing it yourself.

Check out this gallery of classrooms around the world

Martha Payne’s blog turned viral overnight – check out this interview and her blog about school lunches  Make sure you read her very first posts on her blog.

Collaborate with some other schools to create a video like these global classrooms did – Dancing around the world

Teachers:

Check out how you can connect with other schools using Skype in the classroom – Here is link to Hello Little World Skypers  Perhaps join in some of their projects.

Make more global connections by listening to the archives of recordings from the Global Ed Conference that has just been held. Maybe join the Global Education Network that has over 24000 members around the world.

Remember to leave a comment here including a post URL telling me which activity you have done. If your post is great, it will be added to the Flipboard Magazine.

99 thoughts on “Week 7: Let’s talk school

  1. Hi Mrs. W,
    For this weeks challenge I made a poll on the sidebar and I need some more votes. Would it be possibe for you to post my blog website on your twitter. Here is my website, hannaroth3104.blogspot.com Thanks!
    Happy Blogging,
    Hannah

  2. Dear Mrs. W.,
    I have added a poll to my blog on my sidebar for the week 7 challenge. The question I asked is “How do you get to school” and I was wondering if you could tweet it so global students could participate. I would appreciate it if you helped me with this, so I can have a decent amount of people take my survey. Thank you.
    Happy Blogging,
    Danika
    The link to my blog is http://danikkerne5204.blogspot.com/

  3. Hi Mrs W,

    I liked writing about my dream as what to do after school. Thank you for your time into doing all the activities. Check out my blog posthttp://lucieisd20.edublogs.org/2016/11/27/my-dream/

    Thank You,
    Lucie

  4. Hi Ms W,
    I surveyed my classmates (and my high-school), asking them if they bring lunch from home or if they buy lunch at school.
    Here is my post , if you want to read the results, and even do the survey yourself! 🙂
    -Z

  5. Hey there, Miss W!
    I was a little worried how we would complete this week’s challenge since we only had a two-day week due to our Thanksgiving Day break. (Yippee!) However, I couldn’t miss out on this one! I knew my students would want to tell others about their school!

    We decided to do a Google Presentation to give our viewers a little glimpse of our school. We’d like to invite everyone to peek in!
    http://mcdowellmedia.edublogs.org/2016/11/23/lets-talk-school/

    Enjoy the rest of the week! 🙂
    Mrs. Caudill

  6. Hi Mrs. W, I have a question for you. Why did you decide to do this Student Blogging Challenge and how long have you been doing this? Also thank you for featuring my blog “Soccer Time.” Thank you, and goodbye. Sorry that this comment is not about the week seven challenge.

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