Time to register March 2012

Are you a student with your own blog?

Are you a teacher with a class blog?

Are you an interested teacher, educator, home school parent

or pre-service teacher with a bit of time on your hands?

If you want to take part in the 8th student blogging challenge then it is now time to register. Hover over the pages in the header to find your registration page.

The first challenge will appear in early March. There will be three sections.

  • Blogging – this set of activities will relate to setting up your blog, especially if you are new to blogging.
  • Students – these will be activities for students to go on with once they have finished the blogging activities. Most likely students who have taken part in the challenge last year will be doing these activities.
  • Classes – similar to students in that once you have the blogging activities done then choose some out of this section to complete as a class.

If you have any ideas for challenges, please leave a comment on this post. Make sure your name and blog URL are included as you will be given acknowledgement if your activity is chosen during the challenge.

Remember, you do not have to do all the activities, just choose the ones that interest you.

Is your class taking part?

Teachers, after having run the student blogging challenge three times, I am getting a feel for those things that need to be done BEFORE your class actually takes part in the challenge.

Have you created a class blog? There are many different platforms to use but instructions in these challenges will be for those teachers and students using Edublogs.

On your class blog, do you have a map or list of where visitors are coming from to read your blog? Checkout clustrmaps and flag counter.

If your students have their own blog, have you created a blogroll (also known as adding links) to make it easy for your readers to visit their blogs?  If you are unsure about this, check out the link on the sidebar called “Edublogs Help and Support”.

Also check out “The Edublogger” where Sue Waters is going to give a countdown of activities  for teachers to do ready to  have classes taking part in the student blogging challenge this year.

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