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Edublogs Blogging Challenge: Week 1 Highlights

Each week during the 10 week long Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge, Sue Wyatt (also known as Miss W) will be posting the Challenge guidelines for that week. I will, in turn, do a post to ‘highlight’ what’s happening in the Challenge including what’s been happening at SIS regarding the Challenge.  Felix in grade 5 has already been recognized by Miss W on Twitter (@tasteach). 

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WEEK 1: Introducing Me

Many of you (grade 4 and 5 students) should have a basic About Me page. This is one of the first things we did when we set up blogs earlier this year. This is a great opportunity to look at examples, take some time to self-assess your own About Me page, and then update & refine it. 

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT BLOGGERSParade Scene

Miss W suggests you think about…
• What are you going to include?
• What are you going to leave out?
• Does your school have any rules about what you can include on your blog like photos and maps?

 Then, check out the students’ introductions that Miss W listed and think about…

> Have they been careful in what they have included?
> Should some of them change some information on their page?
> Notice they are written in a variety of styles – how are you going to write yours?> What different web tools have they used in their introductions? Check out some of the web tools links on the sidebar of this blog.

Mackenzie Grade 4
Jacob grade 4
Annabel grade 4
Caitlin grade 4
Tatyana aged 17 writing in English from Russia
Olivia blogging for 2 years
Em only 8 years old but 4th year of blogging challenge
Isabella the bookworm
Jake one of our student mentors

**When you have finished your page(s)  go back to Miss W’s Week 1 post and leave a comment. Mention the URL of your blog and why you think she should include your page as a great example in the next challenge in September.

Still got more time left this week??

Miss W recommends…
1. Start visiting other blogs in the student and class list above the flag header of the challenge blog.
2. How many different countries have students or classes participating?
3. Create another page on your blog like a guest profile – ask visitors questions for them to answer in the comments.

CLASSES AND THEIR BLOGS

Does your classroom blog have any About Me pages? Maybe you could be involved in developing/updating About pages for your classroom blog!

Some classes have a few different about pages – one for their teacher, one for the class and one for the school.

Miss W recommends checking out these class blogs and what they have included:

Mrs Donofrio explains blog title
Mrs Amri also has a text box widget about the blog
Mrs Hankinson’s class wrote poems in the comments to introduce themselves
Mr Woolley’s class created Vokis and embedded them on a page
these 3rd graders dream big,
this 5/6 class created a video
this class from Ireland are great at leaving comments on student blogs around the world
Rebecca’s class has a great welcome post
this class from Serbia includes a movie about their school

**When you have finished your page(s) go back to Miss W’s Week 1 post and leave a comment. Mention the URL of your blog and why you think she should include your page as a great example in the next challenge in September.

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