Wednesday, September 1, 2010

EduBlogger Student Blogging Challenge

Want to teach your students to be better online communicators? Then take a look at the Edublogger Student Blogging Challenge. This opportunity came to me via a a great blog called Free Technology for Teachers. It's a 10-week program that aims to teach students how to write reflectively, comment meaningfully, and improve their online communication skills in general. The challenge is organized into 10 weekly tasks suitable for class or individual student blogs and according to the website, participants can do as many of the tasks as they like or have time to complete. This challenge has been around for several years and gives students access to an audience of other students and teachers from around the world. The Student Blogging Challenge is a bi-annual event, beginning mid-Sept and again in March, giving those of us in the US just getting back to school an opportunity to settle into the year. A glance at participating blogs shows that teachers are blogging with students of all ages, from elementary through high school. As someone new to blogging herself, I wish I could participate in order to improve my own skills. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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