The Student Blogging Challenge is underway, and the students of awesomeness are learning the art of thoughtful expression and connecting with new people.
Not My First Rodeo
This is the second year that my classes have participated in the Student Blogging Challenge. Each week we are challenged to a series of tasks. Some tasks are a bit more challenging than others. I have been using Edublogs since 2007. It has not been a consistent journey. I have had some lean years in making progress with students, but this year seems to have gotten some traction. Maybe I am betting better at teaching blogging after all!
The Challenge This Week
This week, we are challenged to make quality comments. In a world of “swiping up,” students are used to passive commenting that requires minimal thought and time. Quality commenting takes some brain power. Students have to find a post, read the content, and find a connection with the post strong enough to warrant a comment. It isn’t easy, but those students who are up to the challenge are usually rewarded with a thoughtful response from the post’s author.