Introducing our Flipboard Magazines

Have you checked out our Flipboard magazines yet?

It’s time you did!

Each week we are adding the best and most interesting posts published to our Sept 2013 Flipboard magazine.  Your post may be featured already in our magazine!

All you need to do is remember to fill in the form at the bottom of the Challenge Blog weekly post.

Weekly form

Then check the Sept 2013 Flipboard magazine towards the end of the week!

Sept 2013 Magazine

To see if your post has been featured and to read posts from other challenge participants.

Inside our magazine

Check out the March 2013 Student Challenge Magazine here!

About Flipboard

Flipboard was originally designed as a social network aggregation, magazine-format app for iPad in 2010.  It is now the most popular of the magazine-like content aggrregator apps for iOS, Android, Kindle and Nook.

The Flipboard magazine feature is a powerful tool for educators:

  1. A Flipboard magazine lets you quickly curate and share articles you like directly to your own magazine from within Flipboard (or using the Flip It bookmarklet in your web browser) while also sharing the articles with  your social networks at the same time!
  2. Other Flipboard users can subscribe to your Flipboard magazine(s) allowing them to easily read the articles you like to share.
  3. Flipboard magazines can be enjoyed on the web so that any one who clicks on a link can read your magazine using their web browser regardless of whether or not they use Flipboard.

Watch this video to learn how to create a magazine using Flipboard.

Refer to the following information to learn more about Flipboard:

  1. The Flp-a-holic’s ultimate guide to subscribing, curating and sharing using Flipboard
  2. Flipboard for Educators.

Get your Student blogging challenge badge

We know students, classes and our helpers love having a badge or widget on their blog showing they are taking part in the student blogging challenge.

So here they are!

Just pick the badge that suits you and then follow the instructions below for adding to your blog.

You won’t need to crop or resize the badges as they are 200 pixels in width.

HTML code for Class and Student Blogs

Student Challenge mentor

HTML code for Mentor Blogs

Adding your badge(s) to your blog is as easy as:

1. Copy the HTML code for the required badge(s).

2.  Go to Appearance > Widgets in your Dashboard.

3.  Drag and drop a Text Widget into your sidebar.


4.  Now just paste your HTML code into the text widget, then click Save and Close.

Or if you are using an Edublogs Pro blog you can add using the Image Widget by following these instructions.

Get your Student blogging challenge badge

We know students, classes and our helpers love having a badge or widget on their blog showing they are taking part in the student blogging challenge.

So here they are!

Just pick the badge that suits you and then follow the instructions below for adding to your blog.

You won’t need to crop or resize the badges as they are  150 pixels in width.

HTML code for Student Blogs

HTML code for Class Blogs

HTML code for Student Challenge Helper

Adding your badge(s) to your blog is as easy as:

1. Copy the HTML code for the required badge(s).

2.  Go to Appearance > Widgets in your Dashboard.

3.  Drag and drop a Text Widget into your sidebar.


4.  Now just paste your HTML code into the text widget, then click Save and Close

 

 

Please Read: Important comment information we need you to read

Some fantastic posts have already been created by Student Challenge participants and Miss W (Tasteach) has enjoyed visiting all the blogs!

There’s only one problem 🙁

We’ve kept Miss W SO busy leaving comments that some of the student blogs have decided that she might be a spammer commenter.

So we need you all to help us out!

Here’s what we need you to do (if you don’t see a comment from Miss W) and you are using Edublogs platform:

1.  Go to Comments in your blog dashboard.

2. Click on the Spam link.

3.  Looks for Miss W comment and click Not Spam if it was sent to your spam folder.

4.  This will unspam her comment.

5.  Now you just approve it by clicking on All and then Approve under her comment.

6.  Please leave a comment on this post if you don’t have a comment from Miss W as we need to make sure all participants are getting comments. Some of you might not have written a post or page when Miss W was leaving comments.

Important facts about your comment spam folder:

  • A lot of blogs are protected by Akismet which automatically checks all comments submitted on your blog and sends any comments it suspect is spam to your spam folder.
  • A spam comment is normally a comment that is promoting a product or web site.  A spam commenter will either include link to the website they are promoting in the text of the comment or in their URL details.
  • Companies pay people to leave spam comments to promote their products.
  • Akismet is very accurate at detecting spam comments but can occasionally make mistakes.  It is good practice to regularly check your spam folder to ensure a comment from one of your readers hasn’t accidentally been sent to spam.
  • Akismet learns from the comments you mark as spam and from those you unspam.  It is good practice to always mark spam comments as spam rather than delete them.  When in doubt don’t unspam a spam comment.

Other important comment tips:

  • If you are using Edublogs or Edublogs Campus – DON’T have your comment moderation set to “Users must be registered and logged in to comment” in Settings > Discussion as students using other blogging platforms won’t be able to comment.
  • If you are using Blogger – Some students don’t have a Google account, so please have Name/URL as an option for leaving comments. Also remember to give permission for others to read your posts and leave comments.
  • If you are using Kidblogs – Make sure you have settings where readers can read posts and leave comments.
  • If using Weebly – Perhaps have a new page across the top for the student blogging challenge and make sure your readers can leave comments on each post.

Remember to reply back to comments on your posts.  It shows your readers you value their comments.

 

 

Visit these – Nov 2011

The student and class bloggers have been doing excellent work.

And here’s some of their work to check out!

From the Class blogs

  1. Fifth Grade Stars – Posts of the week to showcase student posts
  2. Mr Baldock’s class blog – Storybird
  3. Mrs McDonald Room 208 – How to embed video or cartoons
  4. Busy Bee’s – Voki posts
  5. Miss Hutchinson’s class Room 3.1 – Blog Action Day
  6. Mrs Goucher’s class blog – Blog Action Day, Digital citizenship, Goucher’s Class tours the World
  7. Mrs Martinez’s Class blog – Digital Dossier
  8. BRCS Reads – posting and commenting
  9. Computer class connections – Passion….definition and own passions
  10. Ms Olen’s Class blog – World Problems, Digital Footprints
  11. Mrs Yollis’ Classroom blog – Skype
  12.  Year 6 HIC – Colors
  13. Learing with MrD Carson – Digital Footprint
  14. Learning Hub 3 @ Stonefields School – commenting on our posts
  15. All About Us – Is Hallowe’en Amazing or not
  16. Mrs Gregory’s 7th Grade  and Mrs Gregory’s Class – Star bloggers and Star bloggers nominations
  17. 5.1 Class blog – Ideas and feedback on the Blogging Challenge

From the Student blogs

After School Activities

Keira, Daniel, Cheyenne, Lupita, Steph, Eduardo, Giovanni, Ana, Dharyl, Christian, Breeyana, Julie, Adi, Leti, Cassidy, Sophie, Tess, Angie, Liana, Lorenzo, CamiloAnalucia, Juliana, Cinda, PJF, Zechariah, Zainab, Mohana, Keisha, Mikayla, Edith, Jack, Maria, Maria Gabriela, Julia, Alex, Vanessa, Cole, Emma

Blog Action Day

Jarrod, Jessica C, Jaden, Jake , Ethan, Barbie, Okali, Teagan, Clay, Natalie, Daniel, Julie, Letty, Sophie, Angie, Angie, Justin, Meridith, Shweta, Simone

Blogs I recommend

Jaden, Jake, Emily, Jose, Alex, Alexandra

Images and embedding

XavierEthanLily, Georgie, Bonnie, Gemma, Kali, Andrea

Global Issue

Analucia, Camilo, Valentina, Sarah, Mikayla, Gemma, Amy, Kimberly, Santiago, Victoria, Sammy, Daniela, Valen, Lauren, Simone, Kaarishm, Vinay, Anthony, Kenneth

My Favorite Color

Caroline, Sammy, Em, Tess, Angie, Emily, JuanMaria, NicolasAnalucia, Majo, Alejandro, Valentina, Juliana, Meridith, Maddi, Lily, Georgie, Bonnie, Darcy, Cinda, Shweta, Maria, Maria, Martin, Victoria, Kara, Juliama, Debra, Jaime, Laura, Alexandra

Digital  Citizenship and Footprints
Caroline, Jessica C, Laura, Keira, Daniel, Sophie, Andy, Chedo, Alex, Meridith, Bonnie, Darcy, Cinda, Zaniab, Mohana, Edina, Bronte, Dylan, Alejandro, Laura, Kimberly, Kailey, Clem, Meredith, Megha

Halloween

Em, Jarrod, Lauren, Pareen, Grace, Laura, Caroline, Teagan, Angie, Emily, Natalie, Catherine, Nat, Andy, Kate, Simon, Rachel, Darcy, Cinda, Gabbi, Bronte, Chloe, Kimberly, Dylan, Julia, Kailey, Kali, Sarah, Dara, Becky, David, Mark, Simon

Things I want to learn about

Liana, Alfredo, Isaac, Ashley, Susie, Dawson, Nathan, Gary, Morgan

What type of Internet users

Tess, Meridith, Darcy, Kimberly, Marianna, Quinn, Natalia

Show your Creativity

Em, Jose, Hannah, Jake, EthanIsaiah, Caz, Casey, Teagan, Lupita, Clay, Natalie, Dharyl, Anahi, Jose, Christian, Breeyana, Adi, Letty, Cassidy, Angie, Emily, Xavier, Jose, Lorenzo, Erilyn, Santiago, Tatiana, Arianna, Shweta, Zechariah, Mohana, Mikayla, Edith, Gemma, Amy, Georgia, Daniela, Alexandra, Mario, Alexandra, Chelesea, Laura, Olivia, Benioni

Write a story beginning

Gabby, Tess, Angie, Emily, Valentina, Simon, Juliana, Lily, Georgie, Bonnie, Maria, Martin, Noah, Taylor, Brooke, Valen, Becky, Ashley, David, Ruth, Gabriela, Dylan

Get your Student blogging challenge badge

We know students and classes love having a badge or widget on their blog showing they are taking part in the student blogging challenge.

So here they are!

Just pick the badge that suits you, save a copy of the badge onto your computer and then follow these instructions for adding to your blog.

You won’t need to crop or resize the badges as they are less than 170 pixels in width and height.

Visit these – Sept 2011 Week 2

During the challenge we will be writing ‘Visit these’ posts where we recommend posts to visit and leave comments.

These posts are where we showcase the work being done during the challenge.

From the Class blogs

  1. Mrs Hamman’s class blog – our avatars
  2. Miss B’s Block – our wetlands
  3. Delve Class blog – where we are from
  4. Ms Hanna’ Room 202 – A favourite place
  5. Learning with MrDCarson – earning your own blog
  6. Mrs K’s Class – where we live quiz
  7. Research in the 21 Century Classroom – Places to visit in USA
  8. The Grapevine – avatar adventures
  9. Year 1 @ Craigburn PS – our avatars
  10. 5th Grade Champions – our Babberized avatars
  11. Mrs Martinez’s class blog – our new avatars
  12. Mrs Yollis Classroom blog – Let’s taste Vegemite

From the Student blogs

About me

 Kiera, Michelle, Morgan, Brian, Mariana, Alex, Lucy, Sofi, Zechariah, Zainab, Abbey, Shweta, Liam, Santiago, Maria, Vanessa, Camilla, Rebecca, Robert, Julia, Liza, Kristina, Tammy

About my Avatar

Josh B, Grace, Simone, Sam, Max, Simone, Zarah, Daniel, Caz, Dawso, Natty, Sarah, Mariana, Alex, Maddi, Gemma, Alexandra, Brooke, Alexandra, Amber, Jacqueline, Olivia, Morgan, Simi, Kristina

Tourist attractions in USA and Canada

Jaiden, Erika, SheungYee, Angie, Dawso, Hannah, Georgie, Bonnie, Kimberly, Alex, Chelsea, Hannah, Laura, Simone

Where I would love to visit and why

Em, Ethan, Tess, Nikhil, Erilyn, Germonie, Jacquelyn, Andrea, Carrie, Georgie,  Zecharia, Zainab, Shweta, Connor, Laura, Jake, Brittany, Bryse, Josh, Julia, Kali, Kara, Laura, Matt, Eric, Alexandra, Izzy, Ashley, John, Mary

My Country, my place or a year in my town

 Daniel, BronteAngie, GeorgieLily, Jaina, Dylan, Nikki, Gemma, Amy, Jake, Julia, Kara, Noha, Nata, Clem, Dara, Jack, Robbo, Leanne, Skye, Ruth, Susie, Jarad, Trina, Mary, Liza

Blogging advice, why I’m doing the challenge and commenting

IsasiahMariaAngiel, Sarah, Edith, ShwetaJessCazBeckyKatrine