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Register As A Commenter Here

Registrations are now open for the next Student Blogging Challenge! This is a way for students to learn about blogging while connecting with others around the world. 

Read more about the challenge here.

This form is for adults to register as volunteer commenters. 

Volunteer commenters are needed for the next Student Blogging Challenge! Register here.

Registration Information

Who can register?

Commenters need to be involved in some field of education.

Commenters can be:

  • classroom teachers
  • homeschool teachers
  • principals or school leaders
  • administrators working in education
  • trainee teachers
  • retired teachers
  • educational coaches or trainers
  • university staff working education
  • regular bloggers about educational matters
  • children’s authors who have their own website
  • students who have taken part in at least two sets of previous challenges or invited by organizers

FAQs

Before filling in the registration form below, please read the following information. Scroll down to find the ‘download’ button and save a copy to your computer.

Ready to volunteer?

Thank you! Just go through the following steps.

  1. Mailing List: Make sure you’ve signed up for our mailing list to get all the Student Blogging Challenge news sent to you as well as the weekly posts. Click here for the mailing list sign up form.
  2. Form: Fill out the form below to register as a commenter.
  3. Confirmation: Our commenting team leader, Sue Wyatt, will email you explaining the process by September 20 if you’ve been accepted. Sue will use the URL you provide on the sign-up form to verify your role in education.

Simply fill out the form below or click here to open it in your browser.

Any questions? Leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you! We’d also love you to share this post with others who you think might be able to register. Thank you!

 

October 2018 Students Register Here

Registrations are now open for the next Student Blogging Challenge! This is a way for students to learn about blogging while connecting with other students around the world. 

Read more about the challenge here.

The sign-up form in this post is for students to register as individual student bloggers. Click here to find the sign-up form for teachers wanting to register their class.

Students, use this form to register to participate in the next Student Blogging Challenge! Edublogs free blogging challenge

Registration Information

Before filling in the registration form below, please read the following information.

Who should register?

Students should register who:

  • Have their own personal blog (any platform)
  • Want to connect with other students around the world
  • Have permission to take part from their teacher/parents
  • Are aged between around 8-16
  • Are located anywhere in the world

Note: Please register only once.

Reminders before registering

Please read through the Frequently Asked Question guide on our About page which explains more about the challenge.

Mailing List options for students:

  • Students with their own email address might want to sign up for our email list to get sent all the Student Blogging Challenge news and the weekly posts. Click here for the mailing list sign up form.
  • Students without email addresses can check the weekly post on this site each week and/or ask a parent or teacher to sign up for the mailing list. Sometimes teachers post the challenge information on a class blog for students to refer to as well.

Before the challenge begins on October 7

There are a few things you can do prior to the challenge to make sure you’re ready to go on October 7.

  1. A few days after registering, check the student participants’ page. Click here or look for 2018 Students in the header area of this blog. Check this list prior to October 7 to make sure you are on the list and your details are correct.
  2. If you are not listed on the participants’ page, register again being careful that your blog URL is correct.
  3. If you are on the participants’ list, start visiting other student blogs if you have time. You might choose to visit students who are a similar age to you or who share similar interests.
  4. Consider starting the Blogging Bootcamp self-paced course if you’re new to blogging and need to get your blog set up before beginning.
  5. Make sure you have a few posts published on your blog so others can leave comments when they visit.
  6. Spread the word! For students/classes that use Twitter, the hashtag is #STUBC.

Registration Form

Read through all the information above? Ready to join us? Simply fill out the form below or click here to open it in your browser.

Any questions? Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you!

 

October 2018 Classes Register Here

Registrations are now open for the next Student Blogging Challenge! This is a way for classes to learn about blogging while connecting with other classes around the world. 

Read more about the challenge here.

This form is for teachers to register classes. Register individual student bloggers here.

Teachers, use this form to register your class to participate in the next Student Blogging Challenge! Edublogs free blogging challenge

Registration Information

Before filling in the registration form below, please read the following information.

Who should register?

Teachers should register who:

  • have their own class blog (using any blogging platform)
  • have students aged between about 8-16
  • are located anywhere in the world

Note: The student registration form and commenter form will be out over the coming days.

Reminders before registering

Please read this important information for teachers.

  1. Mailing List: Make sure you’ve signed up for our mailing list to get all the Student Blogging Challenge news sent to you as well as the weekly posts. Click here for the mailing list sign up form.
  2. FAQs: Please read through the Frequently Asked Question guide on our About page which explains more about the challenge.
  3. Contact Email: The last question on the registration form asks for a teacher email address. This will be kept private and will not be published. It’s just in case I need to contact you throughout the challenge. This will not sign you up for the mailing list. Please do that here if you haven’t already.

Before the challenge begins on October 7

There are a few things you can do prior to the challenge to make sure you’re ready to go on October 7.

  1. A few days after registering, check the page with the list of participating classes. Click here or look for ‘2018 Classes’ in the header area of this blog. Check this list prior to October 7 to make sure you are on the list and your details are correct.
  2. If you are not listed on the participants’ page, register again being careful that your blog URL is correct.
  3. If you are on the participants’ list, start visiting other classes of similar grade level if you have time.
  4. Check out the family information note and consider whether this would be useful to give to your students’ families.
  5. Consider starting the Edublogs Blogging With Students self-paced course if you’re new to blogging and need to get your blog set up before beginning.
  6. Make sure you have a few posts published on your blog so others can leave comments when they visit.
  7. Spread the word! Invite your colleagues and PLN to join in. The Twitter hashtag is #STUBC.

Registration Form

Ready to join us? Simply fill out the form below or click here to open it in your browser.

Any questions? Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you!

 

The 21st Student Blogging Challenge Begins October 7

Hello!

I’m Kathleen Morris and I’ll be guiding you through the next Student Blogging Challenge with support from challenge founder, Sue Wyatt, and the Edublogs team.

The ten week challenge runs twice a year beginning in March and October. The next challenge runs from October 7 to mid-December. 

The Student Blogging Challenge is totally free and a fun way for students worldwide to learn and connect. The challenge is most suitable for students aged around 8 to 16.

Student Blogging Challenge information

Sound Interesting?

Registrations open in early September and you can join our mailing list to stay up to date with all the challenge news. Simply fill out the form below or click here to open the sign up form in a new tab.

Get challenge updates!



While You Wait … Get Ready!

You don’t need to have any blogging experience to participate in the challenge; however, we do recommend getting a head start with setting up your blog earlier. By doing this, you may find that you’ll get more out of the challenge.

The two best ways to get your blog set up are via our free self-paced courses:

  • Student Blogging Bootcamp (for students) — This course guides students through the process of setting up and using their own blog. You might like to assign all/parts of the bootcamp to your students before the challenge begins.
  • Blogging With Students Teacher Challenge (for teachers) — We walk you step-by-step through the process of setting up a class blog and blogging with students.

Learn More

Head over to our About Page to learn more about the challenge and check out our FAQs. If you like, you can even download a copy of the challenge FAQs and forward it on to colleagues or your PLN. The more the merrier!

Questions?

Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any additional questions and we’ll get back to you.

Hope to have you and your students involved in the next Student Blogging Challenge!

 

 

Time to pass the baton

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After 10 years running the student blogging challenge, I have decided to pass the baton to someone else. I have thoroughly enjoyed the conversations, writing posts and meeting thousands of students and teachers from around the world through the comments, and in some cases, face to face during my travels.

I started noticing the challenges were very much the same from year to year and those students participating in more than two sets of challenges must be getting bored or frustrated.

Over the last few years, many people have helped in the running of the challenge:

  • the students and their teachers
  • the mentors and/or commentors
  • but especially staff at Edublogs

Sue Waters (the other Miss W or Mrs W as we are often mixed up by both teachers and students), one of the managers from Edublogs, encouraged me to begin the challenge by sending out a tweet back in 2008. She has always been there in case I needed ideas or someone to write a special post. Her team at Edublogs would design the theme each year as well as the student badge to use on blogs.

Kathleen Morris, who I met through blogging with Mrs Yollis, has over the last year started writing many interesting posts for TheEdublogger relating to blogging with students.

So it is with pleasure, I now hand on the baton for the challenge to Kathleen. I am sure there will be lots of fascinating posts with different challenges as she is still a practicing teacher with a large professional learning network around the world. Find out about her on this post.

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