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The Student Blogging Challenge is about embracing all of the benefits of blogging — from learning digital writing skills, and digital citizenship, to developing an authentic audience and connecting with others around the globe.

Since 2008, the Student Blogging Challenge has run twice yearly, beginning each March and October.

The next challenge begins October 7, 2018.

It will be hosted by teacher and blogger, Kathleen Morris with support from founder, Sue Wyatt, and the Edublogs team.

The challenge is made up of a series of 10 weekly tasks all designed to improve blogging and commenting skills, while connecting students with a global audience.

If you’re on Twitter, use the hashtag #STUBC 

Student Blogging Challenge starts October 7

Challenge FAQs

This overview of the Student Blogging Challenge answers some of the questions we’re commonly asked.

Scroll down to find the ‘download’ button under the document if you want to save a copy to your computer.

Prepare For The Challenge

Prepare for the challenge by working through our free courses! Each course takes you step-by-step through the process of blogging and includes examples so you can see how others use their blogs.

Click on a button below to find out more or start your course!

 

Subscribe To Newsletter

Sign up to stay in the loop with challenge news and get notified when registrations open in September.

Add your email address below to subscribe to our newsletteror click on this link to open the sign up form in your browser.

Comment

Don’t forget, commenting is the heart of blogging — it’s what fuels the connections and conversations!

Leaving a comment is easy. Feel free to print this cheat sheet for your students/families or display it on your blog. Scroll down to find the ‘download’ button under the document.

Volunteer Commenters

Commenters are adult volunteers who help students find an audience for their blog posts.

Student Blogging Challenge founder, Sue Wyatt, will be leading the commenters for the October challenge.

Read our Commenter FAQs below and see if this is something you could volunteer for. We’d also appreciate you passing the information onto anyone else who you think might be able to help. Scroll down to find the ‘download’ button under the document.

Registrations for commenters open September 2, 2018. The forms will be on this blog.

Post Ideas

If the challenge is over and you’ve run out of ideas of what to post about, or maybe you want to create some extra posts on your blog, we’ve got ideas for you!

This PDF has 100+ ideas for student blog posts.

Scroll down to find the ‘download’ button under the document if you want to save a copy to your computer.

Challenge History And Future

How the challenge started…

The Student Blogging Challenge has been running since 2008.

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Sue Wyatt

Sue Wyatt (aka Miss W./Miss Wyatt/Tasteach) is the challenge founder. She is a teacher from Tasmania, Australia. Miss W. began blogging in January 2008. She began with her own personal blog and a few months later had a class blog, then individual student blogs.

In September that same year, Sue Waters (editor of The Edublogger) and Miss W. ran a very successful international student blogging competition. They had classes from nine countries taking part involving a total of about 500 students.

Sue Waters image
Sue Waters

It was so successful, they ran another beginning March 2009. This was a challenge though, not a competition. This time 15 countries were involved and there were a total of over 1000 students ranging from grade 2 classes through to senior high school students.

The majority of individual students with their own blog were aged 12-14 while many primary or elementary classes participated using a class blog.

All the information for the blog was found on Miss W.’s Class Blog pages. Challenges were sent out once a week on Miss W.’s class blog with the category ‘challenge09′ to make it easy for searching.

Because many students had already taken part in the blogging challenge, it was decided in September 2009 to extend to two challenges — one for better bloggers and another for better commenters. Over 600 individual students and 80 classes totaling a possible 3000 students registered this time. Again, there was participation from 15 countries of the world; some bloggers were only just starting, others had their blogs for over a year.

By 2010 it was decided that the Student Blogging Challenge needed its own blog!  And this is when this blog was set up.

The challenge now attracts thousands of classes and students bloggers from across the world every March and October.

The future…

Kathleen Morris
Kathleen Morris

After the 20th challenge in 2018, Sue Wyatt decided to step down from running the Student Blogging Challenge. She will now be in a more behind-the-scenes role, leading our volunteer commenters.

Kathleen Morris is now running the Student Blogging Challenge with support from the Edublogs team.

Kathleen is a primary school teacher from Victoria, Australia. She has been blogging with CampusPress (Edublogs sister service) since 2008. Kathleen has had class blogs, student blogs, writes a professional educator blog, and is an author on The Edublogger. 

Kathleen is a big fan of global collaboration and looks forward to connecting with teachers and students from across the world!

Any Questions?

Leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you!

 

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  1. Good luck with the new role Kathleen. I’m just wondering if there will still be a march challenge?

    • Hi Lisa, there sure will! Hope to have you involved at some stage. 🙂

      • Kathleen Morris
  2. Daer Miss. W
    I what to know how to get pets on your side bar can you please tell me.
    From Payton

  3. This is my first time doing the blogging challenge right now I’m sort of falling behind but I did get week one done so maby check it out http://caden3.blogspot.com/

    • G’day Caden,
      Thanks for leaving a comment but if you want me to visit your blog, you need to leave the URL for the actual post or page not just your blog in general.

  4. I would like to start the challenge in March.
    Could I please register?

    • Hi Pauline,
      After Googling your name, I found you are a teacher so to register a class blog, you need to go to this link, fill in the form, then check the student challenge blog each week for the activities to choose from. Week 1 has already been published. You can check for the other classes taking part by looking at the tab above the header for March 2015 classes.

  5. monky13.edublogs.org———–This is my blog!!

    • nightfalconbird
  6. Hello! Is the challenge still open? If so, when is the deadline? Thank you

  7. Thank you so much for the great idea! I’m hoping to start a project similar to this for my own class:) Here is a link to my blog that I just started creating for a class I am taking! Thanks again.

    http://lmcollaborativelearning.wordpress.com/

    • Lindesy Meade
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  16. This might be a little fun.

    • I mean, blogging of course.

      • Do you read the Warrior Cats series by any chance?

        • Aby
      • Yes…

        • thunderstar
      • Oh that’s so cool I love Dovepaw she is awesome

        • Abby
  17. I need help. I think my blog URL is broken! Can you help me?

  18. Our school term holidays end on the 10.10.10 and we start Term 4 on the 11.10.10 which will be the 10th on the other side of the world. Our idea is still brewing but will most likely be a day in the life of a kid….as seen through their eyes.

    Looking forward to seeing all the other entries.
    Andrea

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  22. The blog I went on was the Ripple Effect. The comment I left was: Hey, that was a very interesting. I never heard of it before. Just to say you could of put more detail like if its endanger or where it lives. But it was still good. What did you make it out of clay or did you draw it heres are website http://partlowpowerhouse.edublogs.org THat is wat I wrote and I chose it randomly because i didnt know which one to choose. That is all.

  23. I and my class are first time challenge participants. We are very excited and looking forward to the challenge! Somewhere I read a question about what we would like to see in the challenge. Just an idea, what if everyone shared a day in the life of… We could use photos or video along with writing! It could be fun to see a day in the life of students from around the world.

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