The Student Blogging Challenge has begun and we are going to get involved. The challenge is a great way to share your learning space with a wider audience and connect globally with students around the world.
Click this on this link to read all about it. You will need to register to get started.
“When given a choice between being right and being kind, chose kind.” This is a direct quote from Wonder by R.J. Palacio… the ‘September Precept’. You might like to share with your parents,what meaning this has for you.
This afternoon we viewed a short video clip…Danny Kaye singing
“The Ugly Duckling”. (And no…this time he wasn’t playing the role of a court jester.)
I’d like to know what hidden message you received from this short clip? What connections can you make between this and our class novel Wonder?
One of the pages on your blog will be titled About Me.
Here you will talk about you…your family, interests, your likes and dislikes and more.
Sounds simple doesn’t it? BUT…how do you share this information without giving away too many personal details about you? As you know, we have to keep in mind our digital footprint.
Below is a link that takes you to a web site that contains links to student blogs, that contain an about me page, that contains personal information. Hmmm…lots of contains. Am I trying to make a point?
Explore these. What ideas have you gathered for your page?
Last week we spent class time setting up our individual blogs. The classroom was abuzz with excitement and enthusiasm. For one or two of you, there was also a little frustration as you had to ‘problem solve’ some initial login problems.
So yes…working with technology can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time.
This week we will be exploring this question… ‘How do I create a great blog post?’
Last weekend many billions of people around the world witnessed the ‘fairy tale’ royal wedding …many of them Australians. The wedding is said to have created an increased interest in the Royal Family .
There are others though, that believe that the time has come for Australia to cut its ties with England and become a republic . This means that we would no longer have The Queen as our head of government. So…should Australia become a republic? What do you think?
Do some research. Discuss this question with your family or visit the links above to help you with your decision.
Let me know what you decide. Oh…and leave a comment explaining your decision.