Week 7: Let’s talk schooling

3 février 1975 ...
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It has been great checking out all the celebration themes created on student and class blogs. Remember there are two easy ways to find other blogs to look at.

  1. Check out the comments left here on the challenge blog. They usually have a link to the student blog included. Sometimes you might have to add the http part though.
  2. Or look at our new flipboard magazine for this set of challenges. This is in the sidebar. Teachers: Here is link to post about using flipboard at school. So far I have only included weeks 1 and 2 posts. If you want to be included in the magazine, you need to have left a comment on the appropriate challenge post and have included your post URL correctly.

Blog URL  http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org

Post URL  http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2014/10/26/week-6-lets-celebrate/

Now to this week’s activities

Let’s have a look at schooling around the world.

I have included a few videos and links  you might like to check to give you ideas for posts.

So what could you do for a post this week?

  • Create polls about how people get to school or work, or favourite school subject or …..
  • What is your weekly timetable like, compare with other students – time you start and finish school, number of lessons each day, breaks during the day, days in year you go to school
  • Choices of subjects at school – remember to explain abbreviations you might use eg LOTE , ELA
  • Your dream of what you will be doing once you leave school
  • If you were principal for a week, what would you do? If you were a teacher for a week, what would you do?
  • Research the history of your school and create an about my school page
  • Research a famous person who attended your school
  • Technology in your school
  • What do you do at break times?
  • School bell has gone – what do you do now?
  • Food you eat at school – what is in your lunchbox or your school meal – good activity for taking photos
  • If you could improve your school, what would you do?
  • Your ideal school – maybe include a map of what it would look like
  • How has schooling changed over the last 100 years? Maybe interview parents, grandparents and ask questions about schooling – use soundcloud or audioboom then embed in blog
  • The view outside your classroom window – maybe explain plants that might be seen, the weather, seasons etc
  • Hold a debate about uniforms or school starting times or subjects or …..
  • Anything else that relates to schooling around the world


If you create polls or surveys, make sure you contact me so I can publicize on Twitter to get other classes around the world to join in. Use #14stubc or #globalclassroom if you are doing it yourself.

Check out this gallery of classrooms around the world

Martha Payne’s blog turned viral overnight – check out this interview and her blog about school lunches  Make sure you read her very first posts on her blog.

Collaborate with some other schools to create a video like these global classrooms did – Dancing around the world


Check out how you can connect with other schools using Skype in the classroom – Here is link to Hello Little World Skypers  Perhaps join in some of their projects.

Make more global connections by joining the Global Ed Conference 17-24 Nov. Here is link to more information.

Remember to leave a comment here including a post URL telling me which activity you have done. If your post is great, it will be added to the Flipboard Magazine.

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