You have been hired by a design company to create a blog page aimed at a younger audience (Year 3/4) to teach a message about cyberbullying.
Over the past week, we have been learning about the impact of cyberbullying and the impact people can play in the process.
Your blog page needs to be multimodal and must include the following:
An animation/cartoon – This could be made online or you could choose to draw something, scan, and upload.
A digital or physical poster.
A short creative piece of writing.
A ‘colour symbol image’ that represents cyberbullying.
Do not forget the key points that we have been learning about over the last week:
Why cyberbullying is more common nowadays.
What a bystander is.
What an upstander is.
What you can do if you experience cyberbullying.
What you need to be aware of when communicating and sharing online.
This is an open-ended task and you can show your understanding however you like. The ‘Key points’ in blue are what you need to show an understanding of. The list of things to include in red is how you can show your understanding of those points. You are welcome to include more than what is on the list as well.
In 2022, school life looks very different around the world. This task involves you telling your readers a bit about your school or experience with remote learning. You could include text, images, a slideshow, a video, or even an audio recording.
📌 Remember, it’s important to think carefully about what information we publish online.
Your post might include details like:
How do you get to school?
What is your timetable like? Do you have set subjects at certain times?
Do you have one teacher or many?
What time do you begin and end school?
Do you get to choose what you learn?
What technology do you have at school?
What is the history of your school?
What activities are popular during break times?
How would you describe your school grounds?
💡 Here are some examples from former Student Blogging Challenge participants:
Kalani wrote a great description of her school day.
Joel made a Google Slides presentation comparing the normal and “lockdown” school day.
Farrah asked her parents about how school has changed.
Van Anh explained how to play a traditional Vietnamese game (it includes an awesome image created in PowerPoint).
Create a new post and rate these comments from the above link in order from the least helpful to the most helpful.
Which is the most helpful and why?
Which is the least helpful and why?
Commenting is what brings a blog to life. Comments are also a significant reason why people write blogs – they want to get people thinking and communicating.
Your comments should aim to help to keep the learning going, to keep the conversation going.
Here are some important guidelines to follow when you are making comments.
Make your comment worth reading.
Start a conversation.
Be positive, interested, and encouraging.
If you disagree, be polite about it.
Connect with the post: be on topic.
Re-read your comment before you hit submit–think before you send!
Aim for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Don’t use chat or texting language like lol, i, or u.
No “Hi! Visit my blog! Bye!” comments. Be thoughtful.
Keep your privacy: no personal or identifying information about you, your family, or your friends. Don’t give out last names, phone numbers, user names, or places and dates that make you identifiable.
Together we will practice commenting and create our own set of guidelines to help us write really appropriate and effective comments.
In South Australia, we are incredibly lucky that covid restrictions haven’t impacted our lives as much as neighboring states.
Across Australia, schools have been forced to work remotely like we will be for longer periods of time.
During this, one successful activity that many schools and students have been doing is keeping a journal. The beauty of this is that it can be done in any way that you want. You could take photos, upload a video (that doesn’t feature your face) write about what you have done and so much more. We are going to aim to make a post daily throughout this experience, explaining to your audience what you have done and how you are staying positive.
Your task is to write (or draw, or film) your first journal entry as part of our journey through online school. You will need to tell your audience where you are from. what you have been up to and what school looks like for you now you are at home. Further instructions will be given by Mr Jackson in your lesson on Thursday.
The challenge this week is to create a post or activity relating to our school. Given that many students across the world (including our buddy class in Victoria) are experiencing school slightly differently due to COVID, I thought it would be good to share information about how our school days run or what type of lessons we do.
You could even create a quiz to determine what lessons your blog visitors enjoy the most.
Feel free to use one of the ideas below or think of your own.