Task 1: Avatars- Make your own avatar:
If you’re using Edublogs or CampusPress, check here for instructions.
Now write a post about your avatar
Tell us how your avatar represents you. Include a link to the website where you created the avatar. Remember to include your avatar as an image in your post.
Task 2: About Page
You might want to include:
- You first name
- Your approximate location (even just state or country)
- Your age or grade level
- Some of your interests
- What your blog is all about. Tell us what you’ll be writing about
Remember to be safe online: don’t include personal details like your YAPPY (see above).
You can get creative when writing your About page.
💡 Here are some ideas and examples that classes or students could use:
- Jodie wrote a really engaging About page that included some interesting pictures.
- Write a poem. It could be a traditional rhyming poem or any other style of poetry. Learn about different styles of poetry here. Here is an example from Daniela.
- Ms. Mack created a “fun facts” list that links to the students’ blogs.
- Rina wrote 15 things about me for her About page. Check it out.
- Write an A-Z about yourself (e.g. I am an athletic and brave child who decided that saving the environment is one of my future goals). Check out how commenter Dinah created her A-Z About page especially for the Student Blogging Challenge a few years back.
- Zaprina made a creative About post that’s an acronym of her own name. It includes paragraphs and coloured text.
- Write a ‘Who am I?’ or list of things people might not know about you like Ms. Herring, Mrs. Keane, and Mrs. Lyttle.
- Students in Ireland paired up to create a line for their class About page and Ms Seitz’ class did the same.
- Student Rajyashori wrote a creative interview script.
- Year 5/6 Class at Westwood with Iford School made a Thinglink.
Task 3: Visit other blogs
For students or classes: Start making connections!
One important aspect of blogging is commenting on other blogs.
Remember: The more you put in to making connections during this challenge, the more you’ll get out!
There are two places you can find other participants’ blogs to visit:
- The pages at the top of this blog. There is a page for student bloggers and a page for class bloggers. These are sorted by age. Student bloggers have hobbies listed so you hopefully can find someone who is not only a similar age to you but shares some of your interests.
- The green link on the right-hand sidebar of the blog (available from Tuesday/Wednesday). This will show you the spreadsheet of students/classes who have submitted their posts in the weekly Google Form. Note: You won’t need to request access — it’s “view only”.
Don’t forget to fill out the Google Form at the end of this page.