Okay, so for the student blogging challenge week 10 we had to evaluate our work on the challenge.
Registration: Is two weeks early enough for registration to begin before the first challenge?
Well I think that two weeks is a pretty good time range, but some people didn’t get to it for about three weeks, so I would probably make it a month.
Subscription: Did you subscribe by RSS or email in order to get the posts as soon as they were published?
I subscribed by email, so I could read it. I also went on the website on a Sunday or Monday to check it too.
Student and class participants: How useful are these pages in the header of the blogging challenge?
I didn’t really use them that much, but I did go on the participants a lot to see how other people were going compared to me.
- Did you visit the actual challenge on the blog each week or did your teacher have a post on your class blog?
I had subscribed and checked the website each week. My teacher also gave us a checklist of what we had to do for that weekly challenge.
- Which challenges were the most useful?
I really liked Challenge Six-Global Issues, because my post on poverty received a really good response. I also thought it was good because it got the word spread about global issues.
- Which challenges were the most interesting?
The most interesting was Challenge Nine-Favourites, because I found out a lot of people’s favourites that I wouldn’t have previously known about.
- What would be some other topics you would like included in future challenges?
I would like more personal ones like favourites because they were the most interesting.
- Are more tutorial type challenges needed? eg how to make a link in your post?
I don’t think so. I was okay with anything I had to do, and if I wasn’t I just asked my blogging teacher.
- Were the ‘Visit these’ posts useful?
Yes, because I got to see other people’s posts on what I did, but their version.
- Were the challenges where you had to embed ie polls, cartoons, wallwisher etc interesting or could you not embed due to being a free Edublogs blog or a blogging platform that didn’t allow embedding?
I found them interesting because they were fun. I had no trouble because I have a pro blog.
- Were there enough chances to visit blogs from overseas and make links with other students/classes?
I think there could’ve been a few more, as I didn’t add heaps, but only a few.
- Did you make global connections?
Yes. I made a connection from a girl in Canada named Simone.
- Anything else you would like to mention about the challenge in particular?
I’d just like to say that the challenge has really improved my quality of posts.
Activity 2: This is an audit of your blog since the beginning of September 2011.
- How many posts did you write?
Throughout the challenge I made 14 posts.
- How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?
School based- One. My own Interests- Three. Challenge-Ten.
- How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?
- Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?
The post which recieved the most comments was ‘Many Interesting Creativity Sites!’ because it had a good title and a good question at the end for people to answer.
- Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?
I really enjoyed my poverty post because I am really proud of it and everyone liked it.
- Did you change blog themes at all and why?
No, I really like my theme because it is very customisable.
- How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?
I have 24 widgets. I think that is okay, because most of them are links.
- How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?
Well that was a lot of questions! Sorry if you got bored. I will now be back to normal posts, as the challenge is over.
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COMING SOON=My Inquiry Design post!