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Week 8: Games

Before playing the games, make sure your blog is ready for visitors. You have lots of interesting posts for visitors to read and comment on. Visitors can find posts by using tags or categories on your sidebar. You have a visitor widget to see where your visitors are...

Week 7: Visiting and commenting

  I wonder how many comments you have received on your blog? How many are from your teacher or classmates? How many from a commenter in the challenge? But most importantly, how many are from other people around the world? When I first began blogging back in 2008,...

Week 6: Quotes

This is a guest post from Kathleen Morris.  Kathleen is a primary school teacher from Geelong in Australia. She began blogging with her students in 2008. Kathleen writes on her own teacher blog and also on The Edublogger.  All About Quotes The more that you read, the...

Week 5: Free choice

Pedro Luna Guillen via Compfight The first few weeks of the challenge were mainly learning  about blogging skills you need when working on public sites on the internet. You should have learnt the following so far: Avatars – what they are, how they are used, how...

Week 4: Global issues

Carlos ZGZ via Compfight Think globally, act locally Locally My recycling bin has more in it every week than my normal rubbish bin. I have a worm farm that chews up any extra fruit and vegetable rubbish I might have left over. Whenever I go for a walk, I pick up any...

Heads Up

The post next week is all about global issues but there are some interesting events happening this week that you might want to take part in ready for the activities in next week’s challenge. This is an excellent website showing what happens every day of the...

Week 3: Images, videos and music

  Admin for this challenge Thanks to all those students, teachers and commenters who have been checking the student list for students mentioned more than once. If you haven’t checked yet, please make sure you are only listed once. Commenters and I have visited...

Something changed

I received an email from one of the teacher’s whose class love commenting  but they used to visit the challenge post and look at the comments left there. With our change in commenting not many comments are being left on each post. Instead they are being added to...

Week 2: Make comments

Admin for week 2: When visiting many blogs last week, I noticed your pages in Edublogs often didn’t allow for comments to be written. You might need to do the following: Go to your about me page and open it in your dashboard. In top right corner, click on screen...

Great start

Tuomo Lindfors via Compfight What a great start has been made to this our 20th student blogging challenge! But I have noticed a couple of things that might need fixing for next week. Filling in the weekly form From next week on, I will be deleting any blog URLs that...

Week 6: What to write about??

Pedro Luna Guillen via Compfight In a couple of weeks, we will be playing a commenting game. But you need to get prepared for this. Make sure you have at least 5 other student blogs linked on the sidebar of your blog, in a page near your header area or in a recent...

I am on holidays

Just a note to everyone that I leave for a month holiday around Australia. As I am not sure what the internet connections will be like, I wont be able to check the blog every day and approve comments. I will try and do it at least once a week and also to flip posts...

Week 5: Culture and family

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...

Week 4: Let’s look globally

Alice Popkorn via Compfight Did you or your class remember to take part in Earth Hour last weekend? This week we are going to continue on similar topics about global issues. Global activities from January through March Did you or your class discuss or take part in any...

Mentors and students: please read this

We are getting close to Easter Break here in Australia. That means we are half way through the blogging challenge. Over Easter, when I am travelling around Australia, I will be starting to remove students on the participants list if they haven’t completed the...

Teachers: please read this

Many thanks to those teachers who are allowing their students to take part in the March 2017 student blogging challenge. There are many comments being left on the challenge posts but some students are only leaving the URL of their blog rather than the URL of the...

Week 3: Photos and videos

There is a lot to learn in this challenge so it will be running for a two week (fortnight) period. The next challenge will be posted on 2 April. It is also a chance for classes that have been on Spring break or holidays to do some catching up. Admin for this challenge...

Week 2: Learning to comment well

Admin for week 2: When visiting many blogs last week, I noticed your pages in Edublogs often didn’t allow for comments to be written. You might need to do the following: Go to your about me page and open it in your dashboard. In top right corner, click on screen...

Week 1: Introductions

Miss W or tasteach Whenever you see either of these avatars or images on the world wide web, you will know it is me. I am a retired teacher who began blogging with students in 2008. I still blog with teachers and students in Tasmania, Australia. I also blog about my...

Week 6: Our food and culture

An important part of blogging as part of a global community is learning more about each others’ culture.  Food is often one of the first things you notice when visiting another country. (If you completed this activity last year, you might want to change the...

Week 5: Images and sounds

There is a lot to learn in this challenge so it will be running for a two week (fortnight) period. The next challenge will be posted on 17 April while I am away on holidays. Admin for this challenge Thanks to all those students, teachers and mentors who have been...

Week 4: My World

Earlier in this set of challenges, we learnt all about you – your interests, your favourite foods, music and lots of other things when you wrote your ‘About’ page. This week we are going to learn all about the area or country in which you live. When you write your...

Week 3: Free choice

Because we had two posts last week and I know many students from the northern hemisphere  are on Spring Break around this time, I have decided that this week will be free choice. You might want to: catch up on the posts from the last couple of weeks – about me,...

Special: Protect the places we love

Every year, the students and classes taking part in the blogging challenge also try to join this special event held in March annually. The event relates to Earth Hour Here is a link explaining why we celebrate Earth Hour and how it has progressed since the first one...

Week 2: I can comment …

Many thanks to Sue Waters from the Edublogs management team for creating this post last year. I have made a few changes and added some other blogs to visit in some activities. An important part of the Student Blogging Challenge is connecting with students and other...

Week 1: I am ….

I’m tasteach or Miss W when on the internet but in real life I am Sue Wyatt. I am a retired teacher from Tasmania, Australia who loves blogging, travelling and genealogy. When I am online I am a fairly talkative person as you will notice with my posts and comments,...

Student registration March 2016

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register  Only students who have their own personal blog can register Students who are going to do the activities otherwise mentors’ time is wasted Students who want to connect with other...

Class registration for March 2016

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register Teachers who have their own class blog can register, can be any blogging platform Classes which want to connect with other classes around the world Reminders before registering If...

Week 6: Let’s work then play

Jono Martin via Compfight Once you have finished your work at school, you can often go and play with something in the room. But let’s also think about people with unusual jobs – what did they do for play or relaxation? I think about my great great...

Have fun during your break

Pawstruck.com via Compfight This is not an official post for the challenge, just lots of websites to go to enjoy yourself. These teachers have lists of websites used by their students. Some of them might have login details needed. Mrs Moore (Arizona) and Mrs Hamman...

Week 5: Favourites

This post is going to be for a three week period as schools in Australia are on Easter break soon. The next official post will be on Sunday 19th April. I will do a fun post in between with some great sites to visit. But our topic this week is favourites.  This will...

Week 4: Let’s join globally

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE MENTORS Remember, I will be deleting any students who have mentors already allocated over the Easter break if: there is no About Me page or post visible – make sure the pages widget is in your sidebar if your pages...

Week 3: Let’s show photos

Thanks to all those students, teachers and mentors who have been checking the student list for students mentioned more than once. If you haven’t checked yet, please make sure you are only listed once. Also we still have some mentors not able to leave comments...

Week 2: Let’s comment!

Let’s get the admin out of the way first: Students – Check to see if you have a mentor assigned to you. Remember to check your comments and reply to any left by your mentor. Their first comment will probably be on your first post or your about me page that you...

Teachers and students please read this

I have started allocating mentors to students over the last couple of weeks. There is one problem they are having. They can’t leave comments on some blogs because of the privacy settings you have set up on your blogs.   This is especially for those using...

Week 1: Let’s talk about us

MTSOfan via Compfight Welcome to the 14th student blogging challenge. I hope you all enjoy the activities to choose from each week. Teachers – remember you can adapt the activities to suit what is happening in your class at that time or you can cut and paste...

Could you be a mentor?

The next student and class blogging challenge starts next week on Sunday 1 March 2015. Why do we need mentors in the blogging challenge? When I first began the challenge back in 2008, there were only about 200 students taking part and I could visit each of them three...

Students read this

Before filling in the registration form please read the following: Who should register Only students who have their own personal blog can register Students who are going to do the activities otherwise mentors’ time is wasted. Students who want to connect with...