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Phew! You’ve been working hard and now it’s time to catch your breath.

This week you’ll have some space to catch up on old tasks that interest you or write a free choice post.

Week seven of the Student Blogging Challenge allows you to catch up or write a free choice post.

Week Six Recap

Trophy image -- great workThere were many great posts submitted again by classes and students.

You can find them all here (or click on the week six box on the sidebar).

Let’s take a look at just some of the fantastic work we spotted last week:

  • The students in Mr Howie’s class in Serbia all contributed to a class A-Z of science.
  • Jordyn incorporated her love for animals into an excellent post called What-ology?
  • Sophia made a great A-Z of science.
  • Kate has created two rounds of a ‘two truths and one lie’ quiz. She’ll respond to you in the comments.
  • Mrs. Kazanidi Class in Greece explains how a lot of science vocabulary comes from Greek words.
  • Daniel has researched non-Newtonian fluids and has a quiz for you.
  • Muscle Master has written about the life cycle of crayfish.
  • Bo reflects on a science video from America’s Got Talent.
  • You can view more great work on our 2018 Student Blogging Challenge Flipboard.

Reminders

Here are a few important reminders:

  • The forms for week 1-4 tasks are now closed. You’re still welcome to complete these tasks at any time but won’t be able to submit them as our commenters are busy working through later tasks.
  • Some people have put a link to a Google Doc/Form/Slide presentation in their post BUT it can’t be viewed without logging in. This resource shows you how to make your Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms public.
  • Do your posts have images? Images make posts much more shareable and they stand out a lot more on our Flipboard magazine. 
  • Remember in week 3 we discussed that you can’t just use any image you find online in your blog posts? Sadly, I’ve noticed some people are still doing this. You might want to re-read the information in the week 3 post and go back and edit some of your old posts that include images that are not free to use.

Onto the tasks…

Week Seven Tasks

This week’s tasks are simple but I’ve offered a little elaboration below the summary graphic.

Week seven of the Student Blogging Challenge allows you to catch up or write a free choice post.

Task 1: Catch Up

You might not have had the chance to complete a task for week 1-6. Or you might have enjoyed one of the topics so much, you’d like to complete an additional task. Go for it.

Here are the links (you’ll also find them on the sidebar of the challenge blog).

Remember, the forms are now closed for the week 1-4 tasks but you can submit your task for weeks 5 or 6. You’ll find the Google Forms at the end of the posts.

Task 2: Free Choice

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What’s something that interests you? Write about it!

Stuck for ideas? Check out these blogging prompts for students. 

If you write a free choice post this week, feel free to submit it in the Google Form below.

Task 3: Visit

You might have a bit of extra time this week so it could be a good opportunity to visit at least one other blog and leave a quality comment.

Remember to ask a question and check back to see if they replied to you (most platforms have a box to tick so you can get an email when there is a follow-up comment).

Task 4: Kahoot!

Have you ever played Kahoot? Get some friends together and test your blogging knowledge with our 15 question quiz!

How Kahoot! works:

  • The multiple-choice questions appear on the screen in the classroom and students submit their responses in real time using their computer, tablet, or mobile device.
  • Students can work in teams and can work for points (most correct answers and quickest responses).

Our Introduction To Blogging Kahoot goes over some of the key terms, vocabulary, and uses of blogs.

How To Play Our Blogging Kahoot!

  • To access the Kahoot, click on this link.
  • You don’t need an account to play, however; you will need to log in if you want to edit the quiz (teachers can adapt it for your own students if necessary).
  • You also need to be signed in to save results.
  • You’ll have the option for your students to play against each other individually (classic mode) or in teams.

Play as classic or team mode Kahoot

You’ll also have a variety of game options you can play around with (see below).

Once you finalize your selections, a game pin number will show up. Students will go to the Kahoot app on their device, or to https://kahoot.it/ and enter the pin number to begin!

Game options for kahoot

Feel free to leave a comment on this post and tell us if you tried the Kahoot!

Submit Your Post URL ⬇

If you write your own free choice post this week, feel free to submit it below (if you do a different task, you can leave a comment on this post to tell us about it if you like).

Remember to include the URL of the actual post (copy and paste it so it’s correct).

Examples of post URLS for STUBCThe Google Form

Teachers, feel free to put the link to this Week 7 Google Form on your own blog if you’d like.

https://goo.gl/forms/ZKrGDGjdX7Sr59UP2

 


Next week’s topic: Celebrations!

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