Well done on getting through the first week of EdBlogNZ challenges! It was awesome to see so many many blog posts written, and was challenging to get through to read them all!
Well done especially to our Absolute Newbie bloggers who have set up a blog and starting posting!
Here they are again:
- Niki Burtenshaw: http://nikib2.blogspot.co.nz/
- Kelsey Hallahan https://kelseyhallahanblog.wordpress.com
- Cushla Seamer http://cushlas.blogspot.co.nz/
- Hilary Smith https://www.tumblr.com/blog/droppedthechalk
- Sue McLachlan http://suemcled.blogspot.co.nz/
- Robert Morris http://freeschoolhackers.tumblr.com/
- Jo Smith https://edventurenz.wordpress.com/
- Debs Burson http://fivefootfiveandabit.blogspot.co.nz/
- Amanda Taylor http://nzhpe.wordpress.com
- Maggie Baker http://maggiemaryblog.blogspot.co.nz/
- Louise Fox https://journeyofaleader.wordpress.com/
Don't forget to get into their blogs and make a comment!
Including our newbies we have had over 80 people register for the challenge!
Challenges - week 2Right... you probably want to know about the challenges for this week. This week there are 4 challenges, but you still only do 3. Challenge 3 is for those attending uLearn. Challenge 4 is for those not able to attend. Pick the one that is right for you!
- Find a video (maybe a TED talk) that inspires you to improve your practice. Embed it in a blog post and write a short reflection including what you will take from it into your classroom.
- Blog about an educator or mentor that has inspired you and maybe helped shape who you are now. What impact did they have on your life?
- If at Ulearn - Find another blogger you admire, shake their hand and take a selfie with them to post on your blog. If you’re feeling really generous buy them a coffee! Write about it too!
- If not at Ulearn - connect virtually (or face-to-face) with a blogger you admire. Take a selfie or screenshot to post to your blog. Write about it too!
- Write a blog post about an education question/ challenge/wondering that you have or are facing. You don’t need to have the answer/solution.
- Find a blog post you have written in the past. Consider whether your thinking on the topic is the same or different and blog about why your thinking has changed or expand on your original ideas.
- If at Ulearn - Find 2 bloggers you admire, shake their hand and take a selfie with them to post on your blog. If you’re feeling really generous buy them a coffee! Write about it too!
- If not at Ulearn - connect virtually (or face-to-face) with 2 bloggers you admire (maybe push yourself to go global with one of them?). Take a selfie or screenshot to post to your blog. Write about it too!
- Collaborate with another blogger to discuss an important issue in education. Post must be shared on both blogs, tagged with #edblognz on Twitter and include at least one media tool in the post (video, photo, embed something else).
- Find an example of a resource you've made for your students, embed it on your blog and discuss how it's helped them with their learning. Reflect also on how you might further adapt/redesign the resource to take student learning to another level.
- If at Ulearn - Find a blogger you admire, shake their hand and take a selfie with them to post on your blog. Then find a new blogger and do the same! If you’re feeling really generous buy them a coffee! Write about it too!
- If not at Ulearn - connect virtually (or face-to-face) with a blogger you admire. Take a selfie or screenshot to post to your blog. Then do the same with a new blogger. Don’t forget to encourage them!
Please let me know if we've stuffed up and have the same challenge as before. I noticed 2 the same for one level during the weekend and have tried to sort it out. I'm also happy to hear any feedback about the challenges.
Don't forget too that we're here to help you! If you're doing a challenge and you don't know how to do something, just ask!
And finally... Don't forget to share your posts on Twitter and add to the Challenge Completion doc.