About the Student Blogging Challenge
Our 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 skils 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.
The Challenge Categories
This time we’ve expanded the challenge into two separate categories; both designed to improved your 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 we’ve added the comment challenge is commenting is an important part of blogging. It’s often where most learnng happens.
Unfortunately educating students on effective commenting practices is hard. We hope to change this while also providing new tasks for students who’ve participated in previous challenges.
Both the Better Bloggers and Commenters categories will have weekly activities for:
- Students who have their own blog
- Students who don’t have their own blog but want to participate through commenting
- Classes who want to participate through their classroom blog
These weekly activities are designed to improved your skills. Don’t stress if you miss a week — the tasks are designed so they can be completed later!
To participate you need to:
- Discuss with your teacher
- Drop past Miss Wyatt’s blog and register your details
- If you are participating as part of a classroom blog you will need to get your teacher to register your class
- Keep an eye on Miss Wyatt’s blog for the blogging challenge information and your weekly task
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