Room 414 Robogriffins & their Families!!
If you’re reading this post, we are glad to have you! Our class has jumped right in with the Student Edublog Challenge for 2014. Students are catching up with the masses by completing assigned activities from the first two weeks. These have included:
Week 1: Write “All About Me” along with a personal and academic goal for Quarter 2
Week 2: Choose & create an avatar / Write a post describing how it fits your personality
Some are charging along and are ready for more!
So class…..If you are done with your Week 2 Challenge, get a head start on the following week. Click through any links to get more information.
Week 3: Commenting and Connecting
A large part of blogging is about two-way expression! One could consider blogs to be first true examples of social media. If no one reflected and wrote back their opinions on your blog post, you’d never know if it made a difference to your audience! Just look at how much impact the comments can make on any YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook page. So comments can have an impact. It’s feedback for the writer. It’s feedback for you.
Activity #1 - Watch the following video (9 minutes long )for tips for making a quality blog post. You may need to log into iBoss here first if the video is blocked at school.
Activity #2 Comment on your classmates – After watching the video, you will comment on 6 different student blogs from our class. You MUST pick one person from each of the rows/tables in our class. (For example, a person from Row 1, a person from Row 2, etc.). If the person you had in mind still doesn’t have a post, choose someone else. Go to each person’s blog and read one of their posts. Think of the video’s suggestions, then write back a quality comment! You will certainly not be limited to how many comments you make to one another, so more is fine. However, if someone isn’t receiving any comments at all, I may ask for some volunteers to give feedback.
Activity #3 Commenting field trip - Let’s go travelling!! That’s what this is all about, right? Listed below are some other classes/students from around the world. Please visit all six by the end of the week, read some of their posts and make comments where something impacted you. Here’s the thing to remember (besides what you learned from the video): include your website URL in the comments! There is a chance the writer will now visit YOU! **We will review how to include your URL address in a blog post, in class.
Australia – Mrs Pratt’s 5/6/7 (Student blogs on left sidebar)
Australia – Mrs. Miller’s 6A (Student blogs on left sidebar)
China – Felix’s Blog
USA (CA) – Kendall’s Kreative Blog
Australia – Emily’s Blog
New Zealand – Noah’s Blog
Activity #4 Overseas Blog Post - Which over the blogs was your favorite? Describe who wrote the blog, where it is coming from, and what you enjoyed the most about reading this blog. Was it a certain post that you made a connection? Did they have something amazing to share? Be specific. Bonus points if you can include a photo to enhance your response.