How are you going getting comments from people other than your classmates?
Have you received comments from overseas visitors?
Has anyone in your family left a comment? Remember you might need to teach them how to leave a comment.
Select ONE post from the choices below:
Activity 1: Write a post about your family – include their interests, where you might have been together as a family. Remember to include grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Activity 2: Guest Post!! Have a family member write a post for you to add to your blog. They could write it and email or post it to you. Does this post attract more visitors or family members leaving comments? One family member regularly blogs on Mrs Yollis’ blog – Where is nonno?
Activity 3: Interview a family member and write a post about them – include the interview recording. You could use audioboom online or from your phone then upload the file to your blog. Make sure you ask permission first before putting it on your blog.
Activity 4: As a family, are there any cultural activities you do together? This might relate to food, celebrations, festivals. Write a post about at least one of them.
And once you finish your post for the week, a few ideas to spruce up your blog for the Spring Challenge…
Add a widget to find out where your commenters are coming from.
There are many different widgets you can use – clustrmaps, flag counter, feedjit or revolver map. Have you seen any others while visiting blogs of other students?
Add one or more widgets about your area of the world
This might include a clock or weather or a translator widget in case students who don’t speak your language can translate your post.
When adding widgets to your sidebar, copy and paste the embed code into a text box on your sidebar. Save then close. If the widget is too wide, you will have to adjust the number next to ‘width’ in the embed code. This might appear more than once in the code.
Still got time left:
Check out these posts from previous weeks
Global issues: Emily, Lauren, Angel, Claudia, Isabella (yes, our own Isabella is getting lots of traffic… You might ask her how she managed to get her post highlighted by Miss W. this week), Logan, Mohamed, Iqra,
Series of posts on one topic: Shahreen on HIV/Aids,
As next week is Easter here in Australia, there will be no post on the 16th April. The next post will be Sunday 23rd April.
Maybe you could use this time to visit other blogs, have a go at some activities you haven’t finished or just write some interesting posts.
Have you been checking out the class blogs as well? Many of these have student blogs attached on the sidebar.