Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Student Edublogs Challenge - WARNING!

I know we are on break, but if you do not have a recent post on your Kidblog by Saturday, March 30th, you will be removed from the Edublogs Challenge! 

Because you are working alone, we are a little behind in the challenges, but here is a recent one that you could do yourselves. I look forward to seeing how creative you can be!

  • Post about a passion (something you LOVE to do, make, play, share...)
  • Post about 10 dream jobs
  • Add tags and categories to all your previous posts - go to Edit Post then think what your post is about and add that word - like Bones, projects, artwork, social studies etc
  • Add links to your blogroll - like a link to your Youtube Claymation project, or the Chorus video
  • Post about a special event - what's going on in Reno, or around the world that interests you?
  • Research a famous person - tell us about him or her. What makes or made them famous?
  • Leave comments on other blogs using the special codes from Mrs Yollis’ blog - her blog is listed on the right sidebar of our Blogging Along homepage.
Challenge with number 10
I have just finished washing my clothes and found one sock that is now full of holes. I can’t use it as a sock, but list 10 other ways I could use the sock.
Finally, if you visit my Kidblog page, there is a list of very very cool sites to visit and try to use. You might need an e mail to sign up for some of them, but they are all free. Explore, then use them and share what you found! You can still log in to Voki, and remember Wimp me or Clay me? They were fun...

So much to try, and you have SO MUCH TIME!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Claymations Published!

Despite all the problems, most of the Frames Claymations survived and are now published on their own page. Look under our Blogging Along title to find the Claymations page tab.
I posted them there so that we could look at them at any time, rather than lose them in archive posts. I am sorry that Crystal and Jalecia's are not published, but I know Crystal will redo hers, and Jalecia's should be saved when they fix her laptop!

If you want to publish your Claymation in your own post on Kidblog, you can click on share and embed, then copy the code and paste it into your post when you have clicked on HTML instead of compose...otherwise just post the link, and people can visit YouTube.

Earth Hour 2013!

This Saturday, March 23rd, at 8:30pm, people all over the world will show their support of the Earth by turning off all their power!
Yes, that means lights, computers, gaming systems, cell phones, TVs ~ EVERYTHING!
Check out the video below, and then see what you can do during the hour...light some candles and play a game. Cards, Monopoly, sing a song or two, hide and seek...
I'm going to meet friends Downtown and run with glow sticks...sounds fun!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Student Edublogs Challenge One!


This week we are starting the Edublogs Student Challenge for 2013! Last fall we only joined as a class, using this blog, but since you have all been blogging for a while now, you can use your own Kidblog to take part internationally!

Do the first challenge, then try some of the others too! 

Here is the first week's challenge....

1. If you could meet 10 people, alive or dead, who would they be? Make a list of the people and include one question you would ask them in an interview. You cannot repeat the same question.

2. Create an avatar that represents you – check out this post for websites to try. Most blogging platforms allow you to upload your avatar, so use the Get Help section on the sidebar for your type of blog.

3. Are you going to have any guidelines or rules for leaving comments on your blog? Check out these from other students – now create your own and add to a new page on your blog.  Teegan (bit hard to read though) Abbey (older student)

4. Write a post about why students and classes should visit your blog.  Why is your blog going to be interesting? What will you be posting about? What could they learn from reading your blog? Make sure you hyperlink back to this challenge post  somewhere in your post. That way, I will get a trackback or pingback and I will be able to visit your blog to read your post, otherwise I won’t know if you have written anything about this challenge.

eg. This post is for Challenge 1 in the March 2013 challenge. Highlight ‘Challenge 1′  then use the Link icon  – chains joined – and copy and paste in the URL below
This is one of the most important skills to know when blogging – how to make a link – if unsure check out this post for Edublogs or this post for blogspot.

5.  Part of good digital citizenship is not being a cyber bully. Have you ever been cyber-bullied? What did you do about it? Make a list of hints for students who are being cyber-bullied. Maybe make a poster about what to do and what not to do. Perhaps you could use glogster or as a class use wallwisher. Check out the list of web 2.0 tools you could use on the sidebar.