This week I wrote about how Irish teachers
can find an audience for their class blogs.
and Part Two here.
Entering a competition like the Irish
Junior Spider Awards is a very valuable exercise
and one I would recommend.
Reviewing your class blog with the criteria
from the Junior Spider Awards in mind
is an excellent self improvement exercise.
In the same way the bi annual
can help you develop your blog
and put you in touch with schools
all over the globe.
It is conducted over ten weeks.
Here are the Frequently Asked Questions
about the Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge.
The next blogging Challenge is in September
and you can sign up now.
Last March there was only one Irish participant
and to date no one from Ireland has signed up this time.
Our experience was that as a result of participating
last March, we made contact with many schools from
all over USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Asking someone to do a simple ‘audit’ your blog.
is a simple but effective way of
discovering ways to improve your blog.
Ask your ‘auditor’, their first impressions,
what they found interesting
and what they found distracting?
You might observe them as they navigate your blog
and ask them how you might better it.
In this way you may get more insights as to how improvements might be made.