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Week 10: Farewell from the 19th challenge

Andy Morffew via Compfight This is our last post for the Student Blogging Challenge until we start again in March 2018. I hope you have enjoyed the activities and the chance to make connections with other students and classes around the world. I would like to thank...

Week 9: Have I improved?

Mike Trimble via Compfight As many students are starting to leave the challenge due to end of term, I have decided to publish two posts very quickly for the last two weeks of the challenge. Week 9 is about proving your blogging skills learnt this year and Week 10 is...

Week 8: Let’s play a game or two

Hurca! via Compfight   Did you enjoy visiting the students and teachers blogs from a couple of weeks ago? Did you leave a comment on one or more of them? Have you checked back if the poster answered your comment? I know that many comments were left by students...

Week 7: Thinking globally

Have you heard of Mahika Halepete? I hadn’t until I attended an online Global Education Conference last week. Who is she and why am I mentioning her? Look at this post about her as a grade 8 student. Her writing and singing skills have taken her a long way in...

Week 6: Visiting others

Jim Hoffman via Compfight Some students and classes as well as some of the Edublogs managers have given me permission to use some of their posts for you to visit. Leave your comments on their posts rather than mine here. Remember what makes a great comment. Activity 1...

Week 5: Let’s talk school

I wonder how similar or different your school day is! I know we have students taking part that are home schooled, or are from an international school or have a one room school as well as go to university or a normal school. So this week’s theme is all about...

Week 4: Free choice

Pedro Luna Guillen via Compfight The first three weeks of the challenge were mainly learning lots about blogging skills you need when working on public sites on the internet. You should have learnt the following so far: Avatars – what they are, how they are...

Enjoying the challenge?

I know you have two weeks to complete the images and sounds activities but thought I might mention a couple of things I have been noticing while visiting blogs. Images When you use an image from the web you need to include a link back to where you found the image. I...

Week 3: Using images

There is a lot to learn in this challenge so it will be running for a two week (fortnight) period. The next challenge will be posted on 29 October. It is also a chance for classes that have been on Fall break or holidays to do some catching up. These activities also...

Visitor widgets

As this week’s challenge is all about commenting, it would be a great time to have some visitor widgets on your blog sidebar. Sue Waters, from Edublogs, has a demo blog for widgets you can use. Check out her post but don’t go overboard putting hundreds of...

Great blogs to visit

In one of the last challenge posts, I asked for nominations of great blogs. Because there are no Edublog awards this year, I have decided to add to this post all those blogs you have nominated and who nominated them. Please visit these blogs and decide why some...

Week 10: Farewell until March 2017

This is our last post for the Student Blogging Challenge until we start again in March 2017. I hope you have enjoyed the activities and the chance to make connections with other students and classes around the world. I would like to thank the mentors for taking time...

Week 9: Show off

Mike Trimble via Compfight So we are one week away from the end of the challenge. As some schools finish soon, I will be posting the last challenge early this week instead of next weekend. Look out for it about Wednesday. Do you think you have improved your blogging...

Week 8: Community

University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment via Compfight A week or so ago, I took part in a global education conference. The people who presented and listened to all the sessions are part of a network of educators around the world. They have...

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....

Week 6: Time to visit

Hurca! via Compfight There are two activities this week and they are in the form of a game. They involve visiting other blogs, leaving quality comments and writing a post about the comments you left. Admin this week I have asked mentors to get back to me with those...

Week 5: Free choice

Pedro Luna Guillen via Compfight Next week we will be playing a commenting game. But you need to get prepared for this. Make sure you have at least 5 other student blogs linked on the sidebar of your blog, in a page near your header area or in a recent post that your...

Week 4: Guest posts

Aikawa Ke via Compfight Different activities this week but first some posts worth visiting. These students and classes have been leaving the URL of their POST so I could visit easily. Many of you are only leaving URL of your blog rather than the actual post, so I only...

Week 3: Images and attribution

October 16-22 is Digital Citizenship Week in USA. CommonSenseMedia have lots of great ideas for activities. One important aspect of being a responsible digital citizen is our topic for this challenge. There is a lot to learn in this challenge so it will be running for...

Special: Blog Action Day (BAD 2016)

Every year on  16 October, bloggers around the world take part in Blog Action Day (BAD). Generally there is a theme to write about like poverty, pollution, raise your voice and so on. But this year due to family commitments, the three volunteers who run this day are...

Congratulations

I have just been checking the shortlisted blogs from the Edublog Awards and noticed there are many student and class blogs from the challenge included. Remember to vote for the blog you feel is best, not just one of your friends. If you have been visiting other blogs...

Week 10: So long, farewell

Dee Ashley via Compfight   This is our last post for the Student Blogging Challenge until we start again next year in March 2016. I hope you have enjoyed the activities and the chance to make connections with other students and classes around the world. I would...

Week 9: Nominations

Hibr via Compfight Every year, Edublogs present a digital award for those best educational class and student blogs. You get a chance to nominate then vote for the one you consider deserves the award. There are a few rules about nominating so you will need to go to...

Week 8: Game time

More Good Foundation via Compfight I loved reading your posts about things in nature you are passionate about. So many of you wrote about space and the universe. One student Rachel, wants you to visit her post, create your own planet and leave the answer in her...

Week 7: The World of Nature

Jose Roberto V Moraes via Compfight This week is going to be a chance for you to write about something you are passionate about relating to nature. For this activity, nature is defined as everything not made by man. What topics might this include? animals plants and...

Week 6: Go visiting

Maia C via Compfight Make sure you have a great post on your blog that visitors will want to leave a comment on because that is the only activity to do this week. Visit other blogs and leave quality comments. Hopefully you can visit at least 10 blogs (not your...

Week 5: Our food

An important part of blogging as part of a global community is learning more about each others’ culture.  Food is often one of the first things you notice when visiting another country. This week we’re going to learn more about each others’ culture...

Week 4: Celebrating creatively

Halloween is a fun time of the year and a great opportunity to show your creativity while developing connections with others. Mr. Evil Cheese Scientist via Compfight Feel free to adapt these activities to any other celebration, festival or event that is held in your...

Week 3: Using images

Duncan Hull via Compfight   A post looks a lot more interesting if you have included an image, as long as it relates to the topic you are writing about. But where can you get these images? I’ll Google it NO NO NO Not every image on the web can be used in your...

Special event: Raise your voice

Next Friday is Blog Action Day 2015. Every year the students and classes taking part in the blogging challenge also take part in #BAD2015 Blog Action Day is one day each year when thousands of bloggers write a post on the same topic. Read this post to learn about the...