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Commenting team have started but ….

G’day from the commenting team, We started visiting blogs over the last couple of days but have found it difficult to leave comments on some student posts. If you haven’t had a comment by the end of the weekend, students please check the following: If you...

STUBC Tips And Reminders

With the Student Blogging Challenge beginning next week, let’s take a look at some tips for getting ready and getting the most out of the challenge. If you’re planning on taking part in the challenge, make sure you have registered either as a class or...

Meet Our Commenters!

We’re building a team of commenters to provide an authentic audience for the students participating in the Student Blogging Challenge. We’re inviting all commenters to leave a comment on this post introducing themselves.

Get Ready To Begin! Your Checklist …

The 21st Student Blogging Challenge starts soon! The first post will be published on this blog on October 7 (Australian time).  Let’s take a look at what you can do to get ready! For Students Have you: Registered for the challenge? Added the challenge badge to...

Family Information Sheet

Want to tell the families in your school community about the Student Blogging Challenge? This family information sheet might help. Print it off and send it home, or display it on your blog as a PDF or image. Feel free to add an additional note to this one if you want...

Week 10: End of journey

Ken Whytock via Compfight Thank you all very much for taking part in this ten week blogging journey with me. As something comes to an end, we usually reflect back on what we have learnt, what we will change next time and so on. So this is what the activities will be...

Week 9: My best work

Well, this is our second last week in the March challenge for 2018. Over the last 8 weeks, you have learnt a lot about blogging if you have done most of the activities and checked out the links included in my posts. It is now your time to do your best and show your...

Week 2: Let’s learn to comment

Admin for week 2: When visiting many blogs last week, I noticed your pages in Edublogs often didn’t allow for comments to be written. You might need to do the following: Go to your about me page and open it in your dashboard. In top right corner, click on screen...

Week 1: Let’s introduce ourselves

Miss W or tasteach Whenever you see either of these avatars or images on the world wide web, you will know it is me. I am a retired teacher who began blogging with students in 2008. I still blog with teachers and students in Tasmania, Australia. I also blog about my...

Nearly there

Just a couple more days and the first challenge post will be published. Are you ready? Students, have you: registered for the challenge? added the challenge badge to your blog sidebar? checked you are on the student list only once? If your country is in pink then the...

Register as student October 2017

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register  Only students who have their own personal blog can register Students who are going to do the activities otherwise mentors’ time is wasted *** this one is very important Students...

Classes register here

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register Teachers who have their own class blog can register, can be any blogging platform Classes which want to connect with other classes around the world Reminders before registering If...

Will you be a mentor for the October challenge?

The next student and class blogging challenge starts on Sunday 1 October 2017. Why do we need mentors in the blogging challenge? When I first began the challenge back in 2008, there were only about 200 students taking part and I could visit each of them three times...

Week 10: Farewell from the 18th challenge

This is our last post for the Student Blogging Challenge until we start again in October 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: Have I improved?

Mike Trimble via Compfight So we are one week away from the end of the challenge. Do you think you have improved your blogging skills since you began earlier this year? Now is your chance to prove your skills Activity 1 Write the very best post you can for your...

Week 8: Games and more games

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. Before playing the games, make sure your blog is ready for visitors....

Week 7: Footprints

This week we are talking about our digital footprint. Being connected with all this technology means everyone is leaving a digital footprint. Activity 1. Watch the following 2 videos then leave a comment on this post about something that you found very interesting in...

Week 2: Time to comment

Admin for week 2: When visiting many blogs last week, I noticed your pages in Edublogs often didn’t allow for comments to be written. You might need to do the following: Go to your about me page and open it in your dashboard. In top right corner, click on screen...

Week 1: G’day, my name is ….

Miss W or tasteach Whenever you see either of these avatars or images on the world wide web, you will know it is me. I am a retired teacher who began blogging with students in 2008. I still blog with teachers and students in Tasmania, Australia. I also blog about my...

Registering a student blog

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register  Only students who have their own personal blog can register Students who are going to do the activities otherwise mentors’ time is wasted *** this one is very important Students...

Do you have time to be a mentor?

The next student and class blogging challenge starts on Sunday 2 October 2016. Why do we need mentors in the blogging challenge? When I first began the challenge back in 2008, there were only about 200 students taking part and I could visit each of them three times...

Poster session at ISTE2016

Tracy and I had a fantastic time talking about the student blogging challenge at this years conference in Denver, Colorado. We set up a poster session that was created by three students who took part in the March set of activities. It was great to hear the response...

Week 10: Time to say goodbye

This is our last post for the Student Blogging Challenge until we start again in September/October 2016. 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 Sue Waters from...

Week 9: Doing my best

Photo Credit: Evan Leeson via Compfight Well, this is our second last week in the March challenge for 2016. Over the last 8 weeks, you have learnt a lot about blogging if you have done most of the activities and checked out the links included in my posts. It is now...

Week 8: Game time

Before you start, please 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 visitors can find easily. Make sure these are blogs from other students around the world, not...

Week 7: Work then play

Jono Martin via Compfight Once you have finished your work at school, you can often go and play with something in the room. But let’s also think about people with unusual jobs – what did they do for play or relaxation? I think about my great great grandfather who was...

Week 2: Let’s comment!

An important part of the Student Blogging Challenge is connecting with students and other classes by reading posts and leaving comments. Comments allow you, and your readers, to engage in discussions, share thoughts and connect with your blog. Most new bloggers find...

Week 1: Hello, who are you?

I’m tasteach or Miss W when on the internet but in real life I am Sue Wyatt. I am a retired teacher who loves blogging, travelling and genealogy. When I am online I am a fairly talkative person as you will notice with my posts and comments, while in real life I...

Students: Enrol here (Aussie spelling)

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register  Only students who have their own personal blog can register Students who are going to do the activities otherwise mentors’ time is wasted Students who want to connect with other...

Class registration October 2015 challenge

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register Teachers who have their own class blog can register, can be any blogging platform Classes which want to connect with other classes around the world Reminders before registering If...

Mentors needed to help new bloggers

The next student and class blogging challenge starts on Sunday 4 October 2015. Why do we need mentors in the blogging challenge? When I first began the challenge back in 2008, there were only about 200 students taking part and I could visit each of them three times...

Are you getting ready?

John via Compfight September 1st in Australia is Wattle Day. It is the sign of spring coming. The daffodils are starting to appear and plants are starting to flower. The same is happening with the blogging challenge. The forms to fill in for enrolling in the challenge...

Week 10: Let’s say goodbye

We have had a great 10 weeks of blogging. You have learnt so many skills to help you improve your blogs. Many of you have improved those writing skills or maybe digital skills with using a variety of tools to embed on your blog. But it is now time to evaluate your...

Week 9: Let’s shine

Ken-ichi Ueda via Compfight This is our penultimate week in the blogging challenge. When you come to the end of a topic, what does your teacher often do? That’s right! They give you a test. This week’s challenge is a test about your blogging skills. Having...

Week 8: Let’s travel

reizenbee via Compfight So you have just turned 18, left high school and deciding if you will go onto university. What will you do for the next year? If you are anything like me, you will travel the world, working in lots of different countries and learning about...

Week 7: Let’s play a game

Jabiz Raisdana via Compfight Scotty has a blogging goal and this week’s activity could help him achieve it. I am not sure how many of you have been out and about visiting other blogs and leaving quality comments. But that is the idea of this week’s game....