How are you going getting comments from people other than your classmates?
Have you received comments from overseas visitors?
Has anyone in your family left a comment? Remember you might need to teach them how to leave a comment.
Activity 1: Write a post about your family – include their interests, where you might have been together as a family. Remember to include grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Activity 2: Encourage family members to leave comments on your posts over the next few weeks. Check out Mrs Yollis and her class who celebrate family blogging month in November.
Activity 3: How can you increase the number of comments on your blog? Write a post about ways to get more comments on your blog. Be creative and think outside the square – can you find at least ten ways to get more visitors and comments? You might want to make a poster for this activity – glogster or notaland remember to get permission from parents or teacher to join.
Activity 4: Have a family member write a post for you to add to your blog. They could write it and email or post it to you. Does this post attract more visitors or family members leaving comments? One family member regularly blogs on Mrs Yollis’ blog – Where is nonno?
Activity 5: Interview a family member and write a post about them – include the interview recording. You could use audioboo online or from your phone then upload the file to your blog.
Activity 6: Write a post about the overseas blogs you have commented on – why did you choose that blog and particular post?
Activity 7: How do you connect with teachers, family or friends in the real world? Put together a collage showing how you connect – think more than just using technology. Here is an image of a networked or connected teacher. Would student connections be different ? Would parent connections be different?
Finally, this is the week for our game. This is another way to connect globally.
Those who have taken part in a challenge before know the game of ‘Count Out Three’. Here are the instructions:
- click on a blog on the student list – count one
- now click on a blog from their blogroll – count two
- finally click on a blog from that blogroll – count three
Leave a comment on an interesting post at this blog.
Do this activity at least three times and finally, write your own post saying which blogs you visited and which posts you left a comment on. Why did you choose that post? Remember to include a link back to the post you left a comment on so that student gets a pingback or trackback.
103 thoughts on “Challenge 8: Are you connecting?”
Hi Miss W,
I tried to get my Grandpa to make a comment, but he didn’t. My mom thinks he couldn’t hear what I was saying. But I tried. My uncle made comments which made me happy.
hi Mrs.W i have a question:
i really didn’t understand challenge 8, activity 7, what do we have to do?
The idea was to put together a picture showing all the different ways you connect with people not just by using technology. How do you talk with people? How do you write to people? How do you listen with people? Look at the example of a networked teacher that is on the blog.
hi miss.w i made activity 1 and others but in this one you will see how big is my family: http://6amanuelasblog.weebly.com/1/post/2011/11/my-family.html
While checking out my students’ blogs, I have so far found two fabulous guest posts by a parent. Check them out!
Ryan’s Blog and Matthew’s Blog
http://kalipro11.edublogs.org/2011/11/18/keep-it-commenting/ Miss.W Check out my blog!!!!!!!!!! I thought outside the square!
I could get more viewers on my blog if I write more post and get it more interesting.
i did blog challenge #8
Here’s my URL
1.How are you getting comments from people other than your classmates? I comment on other kids blogs. I also visit my classmates on edublogs.org.
2.Have you received comments from overseas visitors? I’m not sure.
3.Has anyone in your family left a comment? Not yet.
I also did activity 4 http://coolclarissa.edublogs.org/2011/11/13/my-sister/
Hy Miss W
I have do the activity 1, 2, 3 my dad and my mum has been very busy this week for the activity 4 visit my blog to see what i have done
Bye Jose Manuel
I did activitites 1, 2, and 3. Thanks!
What is the target audience for this program. My site caters to college students and I didn’t even think of getting the younger generations involved.
The student blogging challenge caters for all students whether 6 or 60. But most activities are more suited to middle school or elementary classes.
here is my URL http://samblc0535cg.edublogs.org/
Hi Miss W,
I have done up to activity #2!
Here is my blog URL!
I have also done the game!
Hello Miss W
I commented on this blog for the Game http://mrsahclass.edublogs.org/ and then i commented on this blog http://bbjoseph.edublogs.org and i am commenting on kids in the mid http://sormid67.edublogs.org/ From Sam http://bbsam.edublogs.org
I noticed you had commented on Kids in the Mid. What do you like the most about that class blog?
Hi Miss W, I did activity 3, and you please tell me if it is okay or if I should improve it.
Thank you so much!
Hi Miss W
i did activity 3
I did activity 4
I did activity 2