Visit these – March 2011 – Week 1

Every week, I create a new post suggesting some blogs to visit. But remember, I need to know which blogs to add to my list. You need to add a link in your blog post to the challenge blog post where you got the idea or you need to leave a comment on my blog post.

Here are some great examples for this week.

My theme
Daria, Siabhaon, Chloe, Tamara, Mimi, Miranda,

Visit my blog

JonC, Heather, Connor, Amy, Mikaela, Kylee, Anna, sd21, Emma, Molly, Matthew, Kim, Kenneth, Melody, Oscar, Michael, Marcos, Javier, Science Girl Em, Dakota, Sahana, Gabe, Rachster, Weyshin,

Blogging makeover

Dominique, Aisling,

Recommended posts to read

Alejandro, Abbey, Teegan, Simone, Jennifer, Emily, Kyra, Aiden, Lexi, Liam, Eli (love the Tassie Devil connection lol), Jennifer, Ryan, Connor, Isaiah, Jakob, Dakota, Kaylee, Greg,

Students recommended these blogs to visit

Bree, Maria Paula, Megan, Cameron, Ta-Layza, Carter, Anna, Grace, Katherine, Zachary, TeenInk, Michelle, Sam, Hypathia, Megan, Sumayah,

Introducing our class or school

Miss T, Mark, Mr Lamb,

Thanks to the class who were advertising why you should join the challenge. I am glad students who have previously taken part are recommending others join this year.

More time for visiting and leaving answers in the polls

10.126 UK election day polling station signphoto © 2010 Nick Anderson | more info(via: Wylio)
There are so many fantastic blog posts being written relating to the challenge activities.  Make sure you check this next lot out, especially the polls.

Previous challenges: Voicethread about Lawndale, Coleman about giftedness, the “I’s” have it, Marcy visits these blogs, must see Luna Park, Ashley’s tips for improving your blog, Theresa’s awesome image, see where Jonny lives, visit Peita for a couple of days, Tate recommends these blogs, all about Peita,

Polling: Fine arts with Abbey, sports with Teegan, book genre with Mr Carson, ducks with Miss Nichols, dogs with Janis, dolphins with Will TR,  King of pop with Michelle, leopards with Kaylita,  musical instrument with Essie,  monkeys with Mike, lollies and sweets with Miss Nichols, smoothies and islands by TJ, school subject with Indy, favourite Wimpy Kid book with Miss Y,

Story by zooming starts with aKeyboardSoda pop can, Koala,

Using images: JacquelineMarcy, ElizabethAlexander, Joe, Clay, Ben, Charlie, Matthew, Stella, Matthew, Jared, Mrs Cliff, Ms Woodward, Millie, Jonny, candy apple gallery with Millie, the fat cat story by Peita, cat and mouse story by Jonny,  Tom and Jerry by Lochie, a story in pictures by Jonny,

My day at school: Finn, Cassandra, Abbey,

Favourites: Hannah,

The game resultsCO Connections, Alexandra, Indy,

Three students in Mrs Yollis’ class have just earned their own blog.

The Scoopers have set a challenge – visit here to learn about it.

Time for a visit

Previous activities: Bree on internet security, Nicole’s questions about Britain and Scotland, Mr C and the avatars, Tate has 100’s of questions, Jared on improving blog, leaving a comment with the ScoopersHannah recommends blogs to visit, Matt wants me to visit NSW, good commenting from MatthewAmber invites you to her blog, Proud Canadians in comic form,  going to Las Vegas, visit Casey’s town, Courtney’s must see place, these represent my country,  visit Nicole’s town, please answer this question, and another question, please visit Tere’s town, visit the town of Kaiwaka, Grace and photos on blog, new school just joined the challenge, Tate on commenting, visit Becky’s town, visit the Galapagos Islands, visit the moon with Katya, what can you do without,

Posts on images and attribution: AbbeyR, Ms Woodward, David, Coleman, Mr Carson,

Story with no words: Teegan, Maria,

One picture paints a thousand wordsEileen, Year 6B,

Tutorial for including  images in posts: AbbeyR, Megan, Louise and Shani, David,

Story from a picture: AbbeyR, AlexisAlly, Dominique,

My family cultures: Hannah,

Let’s ZOOM out: 4/5 S begin with a footprint on the beach, Becky from some pencils,

Introducing a commenter: Braxton,

Original image: ‘Blue mists at Snoqualmie Falls
Blue mists at Snoqualmie Falls
by: b k

Released under an Attribution-ShareAlike License

Keep visiting

Blogs and commenting: Abbey, Steve, Alexandra, Andrew (Beware: music starts playing loudly), Simone, Jacqueline, HughNadia, JohnCO connections, Brianna, Room 13 Totara Stars, Teegan, Brooke,

Blog Action Day 2010: Abbey, CO ConnectionsMr Baird (click on student names in left sidebar for their posts)

Previous challenges: Abbey, Mrs Thordarson, Miss B in Thailand, Teegan on road signs, Indy’s quiz, all about Iowa, Marx, Finn’s quiz, iCubed quiz on USA, Matthew, about Jackie, Kristin, DustinJared on Canada, Marcy on my state, Christine on Iowa, Brooke on Iowa, Mr Carson school tour, Caitlyn and Arden on Melbourne Aquarium, why visit Sean, Katie talks about Iowa, Vanessa on Iowa, Miss T and the school tour, life in Iowa, come visit Iowa,

Where am I Voki: Madeline, Mr Kruse,

Odds and ends: Room1 cyberpet, questions about Australia and New Zealand, Kaley’s poem, Soccercat finish the sentence, Tyler questions on Scotland and Australia, questions about New Zealand and the UK, questions about Australia and Canada, questions about New Zealand and Singapore, questions about Canada and Australia, questions about Scotland and New Zealand, Vanessa asks about Canada and Australia, Katie asks about Australia and Spain, Ashley asks about Norway and Canada,

I want to visit: Sea World, international tour by Eileen,

Original image: ‘Questions
Questions
by: Tim O’Brien

Released under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Visit these


Get a Voki now!

Some more great responses for challenges 1 and 2.

Vokis to guess where students would like to go: Indy, Marcy, Abbey,

Posts about privacy, internet safety and lifelong learning : Teegan, Megan, Deja, SadinaAshleyMalcolm, Olivia, Ruma Toru Otewa, Monique, KrithikaChelseaHeather, ColemanMeganJakeAshley,

Blogging commandments : Digeridoos,

Why visit us : Huzzah, Olivia, Ms Woodward, Ada, C-O Connections, JonathanKacey, Ms Graunke, Mr Peglow,

Avatar posts: Odom’s Sweets, Mr Baldock, Scoopers, Mrs Yollis, Mrs MeltonMr Lamb, Mr Carson, Mrs Ranney, JPOWRoom 230,

School Tours – CO Connections, Mr Webb, Ms Woodward,

Because some students still have free Edublogs blogs with ads on them, the Vokis and other widgets with embed code are not working. Teachers with a pro Edublogs blog can upgrade 50 student blogs and take off their ads, thus allowing students to embed code.

Responses for the first challenge

Many classes and students wrote some great posts relating to why you should visit their blogs. Check them out here.

Teegan – NZ,  World Star Academy – USA, Mental Weight – USA,  Simone – NZ, Mr Carson – a little school in Canada, Calie – USA, Connor – NZ, Indy – Australia, Coleman – USA, Mason – USA, Digiridoos – NZ, Abbey – USA, Mrs Yollis – USA, tj at Hyden – Australia, Mrs Tieppo – Australia, Braxton – NZ,  Rachel – USA, Bree – NZ, Finn – NZ, Alice – NZ, Jakob – NZ, Mrs Davis-Louis – USA, Mrs Melton – USA, iCubed – USA, Robert – USA, Derek – USA, Brenna – NZ, Daniel – NZ, Miss T – NZ, Daiki – Thailand, Chloe – USA, Dakota – USA, Christian – USA, Addison – USA

Fantastic ‘About’ page

Mr Baldock – Australia

Which of these blogs would you visit again?

Make sure you add a link to their blog on the blogroll on your sidebar. For Edublogs users go to dashboard> links> add new  If your blogroll is divided into categories, decide which one to add it to.

Original image: ‘Come Here Often – brand spanking new video!
Come Here Often - brand spanking new video!
by: id iom

My place in the world

Each week I will be showcasing some blogs to visit. These are taken from those who leave a trackback or hyperlink to the original post not just this blog.

Let’s visit:

Argentina, Indiana, California, Secret Harbour, Iowa, California, Wellington, Comox Valley, Dunedin,California, Lawndale, California, Pachuca, California, Stonington, Canadian eventsCanada, Canada, California, Canada, Canada, Canada, Canada, On There You Know oops Ontario – sorry Ryan

Some students have asked questions. Can you answer them?

Aesop162,

Kiko wondered about her family roots around the world.

This class in Victoria have had some great answers to their questions.  Oops, they are in Sydney, not Victoria. My apologies Mrs Miller and class. Check out the comments.

Saskia spoke about breaking down walls globally – some interesting conversation in the comments.

Keep coming back to check out this post as I will add more as other students and classes finish the activity.

Avatars galore!

As classes have been creating their avatars and embedding them in a program to be in their blog, I have been checking them out, (if teachers have added a hyperlink or pingback back to the original post in the challenge.)

Mrs Turvey adapted my post to suit her class.

Check out these wild things with the 2R Shining Stars, classy moeruavatars from Grade 5/6 – 13, Alexander from room 162,  The Powerhouse, the SuperScoopersPublishing corner in Mexico, plasticine avatars with Mrs Grist and Miss T’s new avatars.

Students have been posting about whether you should have a real photo of yourself on the web and when this might be appropriate.

Julio the zombie, Isaiah the monster, Star Struck Lauren, On Fire Alexis, Purple Addie, Jacob from Fresco World, Angel Mushabelly, Joe from Lojo, Kim or Cleo, Cheyenne, Ryan, Austin, Hannan, Ashley,   Abbey and Matt.

Some students who hadn’t included trackbacks but are worth reading: Haley,

Reasons to visit

Our first challenge went very well and I would like to mention some blogs to visit.

Classes wrote posts, comments and some even used wallwisher to give us reasons to visit their class blog.

Classes:

Mr Miller, MissT, Mr GonzalezMs Williams, MrsB, Mrs Yollis, Ms Grist, DRiddle, MsDaglish, MrsDaugherty and  TheSPUDS

Some of these students are beginners while others are veterans and have taken part in a previous student blogging challenge.

Students:

Alexis, Natalie, Gloria, Joe (not Joey), Kim, Angel (dude), Isaiah, Addie, Emily (one of our youngest students), Andrea, Clare (without an i), Zachary, Cheyenne, Morgan, ArielJosh, Tim, Austin, Harlie, Eliana, Reece, Ashley, Kennedy, Travis, Jazmin, Matthew, Megan, Paul, Brooke,   Nicholas and Skye.

Remember to add a hyperlink (trackback, pingback) to every post you have written for the challenge. Then I can visit, leave a comment or add you to a post for others to visit, just like I have in this post.

I have just been checking all the student blogs listed in the challenge and have found a few more good reasons to visit these blogs.

Nick, Ben, Ella, Dorothy, Astrid, Andrew, Paul,