- in getting both yourself and your students using 21st century tools like blogs?
- in learning about some new tools you could use in your classes?
- in being a mentor to teachers and educators who are just starting their journey with 21st century technology?
- in improving your blogging, extending your network globally and sharing with others?
Then the teachers’ blogging challenge is for you! This challenge is being organised through edublogs, of which globalteacher and globalstudent blogs is a campus, and starts Monday, January 10th. This 30 day challenge will have two components:-
- Two weekly challenges for those new to blogging
- Two weekly challenges to those who are experienced in blogging
The first topic will be “30 days to kickstart your blogging” and will cover topics such as writing effective blogs posts, embedding media, and building readership. Hence the hashtag for twitter, blogging references etc is #ksyb. Sue Waters and Ronnie Burt will provide the newbie challenges, Anne Mirtschin the advanced challenges and Sue Wyatt will provide a reflective post each week.
Be part of this great challenge and read So you are joining this first challenge! Fun, networking and learning for all!
The Teacher’s Blogging Challenge has been a great success, with dozens of teachers from all over the globe participating in a range of activities to suit their needs and interests. The challenge blog will continue to be a great resource for improving both beginner and advanced blogs. We have also built up a personal learning network of challenge participants to continue to share our work, our resources and our learning. We will continue to use the Twitter hashtag #ksyb (keep sharing your blog) to notify each other of new posts and share blogging news.
P.S. How do we start a new blog in global2.vic.edu.au?
The blogging challenge is a fabulous way for teachers to learn more about blogging and is an amazingly powerful mechanism for professional development. The responses to the challenges, such as yours and others also serve as great exemplars for other teachers who are using blogs, not only the newbies but some others of us who have been blogging
As far as creating a new blog on Global2 goes, f you are an existing globalteacher user you just need to login to Global2 with your previous globalteacher details as they have been carried forward to G2 and then you can create away. If you’ve only got a globalstudent account however you will need to create a new Global2 account before creating a new or importing your existing blogs into Global2.