Hey Kids and Friends of Kids!
Thank you to our blogging buddies at Huzzah! for nominating us for Best Class Blog! We are so very excited! We are hoping that our blogging friends will vote for us by Dec. 15th by clicking on the badge above. After you have voted, check out the other nominees in categories such as: Best New Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best Student Blog- where our own Chrissy has been nominated, too! Please vote for her as well!- Best Teacher Blog, Best Librarian Blog, Best Administrator Blog, Most Influential Blog Post, Lifetime Achievement and nine other categories.
Since beginning to blog two and a half years ago, we have learned a lot, and we have learned from the best, especially from the folks at Edublogs: Sue Waters and the Student Blogging Challenge. I always say that I have purchased cars for tens of thousands of dollars and not received one hundredth of the customer service help that we have received from Edublogs for $30 a year. Here is what makes the support team so great: they get back to us within hours EVERY TIME!, they often fix whatever problem I am having, they provide very clear directions for a way I can fix my error, they do it all in a polite, positive, and efficient way, and they challenge us to improve our blog with ten weeks of tasks, twice a year.
From the outstanding class blogs we interact with, we have learned how to-
- write quality comments and posts- check out Mrs. Yollis’ amazing 3rd graders for advice
- embed photos- thanks to a Skype visit on a Saturday morning with Ms. Smith at Huzzah– imagine how kind to give up a Saturday morning to help someone you have never actually met?!
- use photos as links- thank you, Mrs. Rombach
- use videos in our posts- still on our to-do list- but excellent motivation from Mr. Webb in New Zealand!
We are so honored to be in the company of these all-around outstanding blogs and the teachers behind them. Please take a moment to VISIT THESE BLOGS, and the many others who were nominated, and then leave a quality comment for at least one class or one student. Blogging is all about reading, writing, thinking, learning, and sharing. Let’s do it!