In the Writing Assignments, I found the assignment which is called Comments For Kids by Bill Genereux. This is the first time to do writing assignment. The assignemnt read: Visit the Student Blogging Challenge website. Click on the Participants menu to find a list of kid bloggers who are participating in the challenge. There are blogger children from many different countries all around the world. Find 3-5 young bloggers, visit their blogs, and offer them your encouragement. For ideas on what to say, see How to compose a quality comment, courtesy of Linda Yollis’ 3rd grade class in California. When you are finished, write a post on your own blog describing your experience. Who knows? You might give much needed encouragement and support at just the right time. You might even make a new friend!
First, I went to the website which is called Student Blogging Challenge. Then I saw the list of the participants and selected 3 young bloggers: Olivia,P, Kylie,B and Zoe,G. Then I visited thier blog and left some comments. The process is quite simple.
I did not know about Student Blloging Challenge before I did this assignment, so I’m ganna explain about Student Blloging Challenge. The Student Blogging Challenge runs twice yearly. A new Challenge starts March and September, each year. It is made up of a series of 10 weekly tasks all designed to improve blogging and commenting skills while connecting students with a global audience. The Challenge is open to both class blogs and to individual student bloggers from all over the world and of all ages. Miss Wyatt began blogging in January 2008. She began with her own personal blog and developed a class blog in March. By the end of April, most of her students had their own blogs and the class blog was getting less use. In September that same year, Sue Waters (editor of “The Edublogger”) and Miss W. ran a very successful international student blogging competition. They had classes from 9 countries taking part involving about 500 students. It was so successful, that they ran another beginning March 2009. This was a challenge though, not a competition. This time 15 countries were involved and a total of over 1000 students ranging from grade 2 classes through to students in senior school. When I know the concept of Student Blloging Challenge, it seems interesting because students would be able to express thier opinion through thier blog post and learn how to use computer-based technology. The reason why I chose these 3 young blogger is that they have almost same hobbies such as cooking, singing and playing sports. One of the young bogger who I chose Olivia(8 years old) wrote a blog post about Michelle Obama. Also, she has been writing well about her daily life. When I was 8 years old, I did not know how to write blog. Kylie,B (8 years old) introduced her her art work that she did on computer without help. Zoe (8 years old) also has been wonderfully writing about her daily life. I was surprised that she knows how to use gadgets on her blog. These 3 young blogger try to communicate other bloggers and improve thier skill of bogging and commenting on others blog. I feel that this program is very helpful for children to acquire the skill of computer.