Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Edublogs: Join The Student Blogging Challenge

This weekEdublogs has got some goodies for you - a student blogging challenge and the chance to win one of 16 free Edublogs Supporter accounts!!!! And one for the teachers...

About the Student Blogging

Challenge Edublogs's last blogging challenge had over 1000 students, from 15 countries, aged 6 to 18 years old, writing posts, commenting and getting to know about each others cultures while improving their blogging skills and connecting to a global audience.The growth of the students’ blogging skills during each challenge is totally amazing and inspiring; check out these examples of student work.

Challenge Categories

This time the Challenge Categories have been expanded into two separate categories; both designed to improved student skills.Students (or classes) can choose to participate in either or both:

  • Better Bloggers Challenge – emphasis on better blogging, improving your blog design and connecting to a global audience

  • Better Commenter Challenge – focusing how you write comments, whether you are trying to continue conversations through comments and how to write posts that invite lots of comments.

The reason why Edublogs has added the comment challenge is an important part of blogging. It’s often where most learning happens. Unfortunately educating students on effective commenting practices is hard. They hope to change this while also providing new tasks for students who’ve participated in previous challenges.

Want to know more? click on this LINK

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