For the past number of weeks
2nd Class Room 6 has been doing
the ‘Student Blogging Challenge 2013’.
During this time, we have visited
many excellent blogs
and received some very welcome visitors.
Here are some bloggers and posts that
I thought deserved
a very honorable mention:
I really liked English Beat
from St. Mark’s School,
but I warn you …
The quality and the range of posts on this blog is such,
that you may have a ‘Hotel California’ experience.
‘You may check out anytime you want,
but you may never leave’.
Not that you would mind.
There is ‘food for thought’
and great depth of feeling
in the student posts on this blog
and if this is the quality of thought
that the new generation is capable of,
the world is in safe hands.
The names the students have chosen
as their blog title reflect their originality
and their enthusiasm for blogging
e.g. Barely A Blog, Blogerifica,
Claire’s Pride & Protagonists, Elaine’s Epiphany,
Gabe’s Glorious Blog, Luigi’s Amazing Blog,
Ming’s Laboratory, Simply Sonnets,
T-Bone’s Blog, The A’s Factor,
The Secret Life of a Bibliophile
and Sentences and Sensibility.
I learnt from, and was inspired by their work.
I think their teacher must have many gifts
including a special one of being able
to motivate and inspire her students.
The following post from Larkin from ‘English Beat’
gives an example of what I mean.
The post is one of quality not quantity
and yet a great deal of thought has gone into
crafting a response to Student Blogging Challenge 4:
Using pictures in posts.
Earlier in the challenge there was
I think this is a moving post,
that lets us know that Larkin
is a thinking, good hearted person
and an individual of depth.
And so onto another post from one of English Beat’s
many talented bloggers:
I find a visit to Adam’s Blog always arresting
because like Adam, I love widgets.
Adam has a very eye catching blog
with a good design and a judicious choice
of more unusual widgets.
I find the above post written in response to
‘The Student Blogging Challenge 6 – Your Digital Footprint’,
very insightful and considered.
Adam’s perceptive post shows excellent self knowledge and maturity.
He has a balanced and informed view of online dangers.
I comment his understanding that
‘some people may feel pressured in person, but are totally fine online’
and his observation that the opposite can also be the case.
I was very taken with this initial post
written as a response to the 1st Challenge.
I thought he sounded like an interesting person
and I thought that his strong post on Singing confirmed this.
I think David is honest in what he writes
and I think this post is well rounded
and shows great range:
He talks about history and tradition,
the role and effect of song.
I agree whole heartedly when he says
‘No matter what the situation singing can make it better’.
I would like to read more of what this blogger has to say.
I think David shows excellent potential.
Finally this is one of the first posts
I read during the Blogging Challenge.
I liked SydneyM’s post on that occasion because
she had added images to her post
and this really brought her choices
of her heroes and heroines to life.
Since then, there is every evidence
that SydneyM has worked very hard
on her blog and been very attentive
to the suggestions given by Miss W
in the challenges.
So there is a Voki Avatar,
a search and a translate facility,
links to other blogs.
Sydney has been inventive
using a variety of blogging tools;
a digital story book and a Thinklink
This blog is called: ‘If only the best birds sang’.
So my question for you is:
If you look on the sidebar
to the upper right of this post,
what kind of animated bird will tell you about
how to post comments on this page?
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