As part of Challenge 8, I have been asked to mention a few posts from this round. It was really hard to pick just a few as so many students are working so hard, so I just randomly went through the participants list and chose a few.
Tarah's Blog post on Challenge 3 about the Three R's based on the Earth Hour theme. Tarah write clearly, explaining herself very well and used an attributed image .
Hailey's Post on Basketball for Challenge 2 in the Free Choice section.
Amrita's response to the Secret in the forest Challenge No 5.
Amber's creative use of a spare sock and use of ToonDoo for Challenge 2.
I was also really impressed by Simon's post last year as he shared his first draft of his writing - asking for ideas, before it was finished. I really like the idea of blogs being used to ask for help and not just showcasing our finished work. Simon was lucky enough to get some great ideas from an author who read his draft !
Conor wrote a very emotive piece in last years challenge on a 'My Place' theme and I loved the comments he received.
This process made me think about "What makes a good blog post?" My list would start with the following :
- Characterful - letting the author's personality shine through
- Easy to read - not too much or too little writing and of course correct spelling and punctuation
- Sharing - whether it be an idea, a piece of writing, artwork or a question - blogging is about connecting with your reader, so a good post shares something
- A simple graphic or image to make it appeal to the eye (of course the owner will be attributed!)
What would you add to my list ?