Week 10 Evaluations

Due Sunday, May 20

Hello!  Congratulations on making it to the Week 10 Challenge!  This week is simply evaluating the Challenge this year.  There will be three surveys taken:  one about the Challenge (by you), one about your blog (by you), and one about your blog (by a parent, a teacher, or someone who is not in Tech 7 this semester).

I hope you have found this series of activities to be challenging and useful.  You will someday be using the skills you learned, (navigating between several virtual environments, sharing work with your peers, completing activities you learned to do via videos and online instruction, and troubleshooting unexpected issues that arrive on your journey), to learn from home and at school.

Start by reading through the official Week 10 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Complete the Challenge survey, printing out and handing in your responses.

10 pts]  Complete the survey about your blog, publishing it as a post.

10 pts]  Have someone else survey your blog, publishing it as a post.

Remember to put ‘Week 10’ in the title of your post.

 

10 pts] Bonus Activity:

There are no bonus activities this week.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we will be nominating a blog from our class.

Next week will be a chance to catch up on Quarter 4 work, or begin our next project.

-Ms. Anderson :)

Week 9 Count Out Three

Due Sunday, May 13

Once again you get the chance to visit the blogs of people your age, across the world.  Play the Count Out Three game 3 times, then write a post about your experience.

When you have commented on a post during the game, save the link to the comment in a post with a couple of notes for yourself.  Don’t publish this post, just save it as a draft.  Then, when it comes to writing the post for the game, you’ll have a list of all the links to your comments, along with some notes.

Start by reading through the official Week 9 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

20 pts]  Play the Count Out Three game, 3 times, and write a post about your experience.

10 pts] Bonus Activity:

Make sure all of your posts are tagged and categorized, all images that you do not own have attributions, and all of your posts are written using paragraphs.

Let your curiosity reign this week!

-Ms. Anderson :)

week 8: getting ready for the game

Due Sunday, May 6

As we begin to wind down the Blogging Challenge, it’s time to make sure everything is in place for next week’s game.  Be sure you have everything you need on the list “To take part in the game you need the following completed:”.  Then, take some time to share your opinions, and explore your digital footprint.

Start by reading through the official Week 8 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts each]  Do all three student activities, writing posts.

10 pts]  Double check the list you need to have to participate in next week’s game.  Everything on the list needs to be complete.  If you’ve kept up with the Challenge, this is pretty much a free ‘A’.  🙂


!Special Note, May 1!

To add your ‘User Avatar’, as most of you have done, go to Users/Your Avatar in your Dashboard menu.

To add your ‘Blog Avatar’, one that seems to appear as a shadow person for most people, go to Settings/Blog Avatar in your Dashboard menu.

There are no bonus points available this week.

I can’t wait to hear how persuasive you can be!

-Ms. Anderson :)

week 7: Too much work, now have fun

Due Sunday, April 22

Ahhhh, it’s time to have fun and explore.  This week’s challenge allows you to get your creativity on.  Explore the sites that interest you, then put together your best post of what you have created.  Be sure to save time to look at others’ creativity and leave a comment.

Start by reading through the official Week 7 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Choose any activity from student activities 1, 2, 3, or 4.

5 pts]  Leave a comment and link it to your wiki page.  (Be sure to link to the actual post you commented on by clicking on it’s title before you copy the URL.  Avoid leaving a link to the homepage of a blog.)  (student activity 5)

For bonus points, try this:

10 pts]  Any one other activity of your choice.

Be creative and show off your best!

-Ms. Anderson 🙂

Week 6: Let’s Get to Work

Due Sunday, April 22

This week you’ll get more time to try out some more Web 2.0 tools like Poll Everywhere, Prezi, and Glogster, Time Toast, or this Time Line Maker from Teach-nology.  Most of these tools can be used without signing up, but let me know if you think you need help signing up for an account.

All of the activities this week deal with work.  No, not school work, but work that may some day earn you   .

Start by reading through the official Week 6 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Choose any activity from Student Activities 1, 2, 3, or 4.

10 pts]  Write a post using the questions from one of the Student Activities 5 – 11.

Remember to expand on the questions, give lots of reasons or information and if you used a website on the internet as part of your answer, include a link back to that website or include a bibliography. Give correct attribution for any images you use.” – Ms. W

Be sure to ask if you need help sharing your work in your blog.  Also, remember to put the ‘Week 6’ in the title of your posts and widgets.

For bonus points, try these:

10 pts]  Any one other activity of your choice.

Happy blogging!

-Ms. Anderson 🙂

week 5: adding images and attribution

Due Sunday, April 15

Well, here it is!  Have you experienced having to complete a project that required the use of an image or two that you didn’t make?  Do you recall hearing people talking about attributing credit to that image?  This week you will learn more about how to give credit to the creator of things you use from the Internet.  Start by reading through the official Week 5 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Write a post about your spring break.  (student activity 1)

10 pts]  Write two posts about using images that were created by someone else.  (student activity 4)

5 pts]  Be creative with images by choosing one of the following:

  • student activity 5
  • student activity 6
  • student activity 7
  • student activity 8

For bonus points, try these:

10 pts]  Write a post about Creative Commons.  (student activity 2)

10 pts]  Visit blogs to see how others are using images. (student activity 3)

5 pts]  Do another activity of your choice.  (student activities 5, 6, 7, 8 )

week 4: catch up and go global

Activities DUE: Sunday, April 1
Hi, there.

This week you’ll have a chance to think about the world around you.  Start by reading through the official Week 4 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Complete one activity from this week’s Challenge.  Be sure that all of your Challenge posts contain the week number in the title, so credit can be given to the appropriate activity.

10 pts]  Earth Hour activity

You still have the opportunity to get credit for some activities you missed, or wanted to try.  I will continue to grade activities from past challenges this week.  Any activity completed before I grade it will receive full credit; I will continue to ignore the date and time stamps.

Keep in mind, there is an early release on Wednesday and no classes on Friday.  Your time will be as limited as your attention this week.  Stay focused on your learning and have a wonderful spring break!  You’ll hear from me again, come Sunday, April 8!

Ms. Anderson :)



P.S.  For examples of quality work, visit these Week 4 posts.

week 3: visit and comment

Activities DUE: Sunday, March 25
Hi, there.

This week you’ll visit others’ blogs and get people to visit yours.  Start by reading through the official Week 3 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Make one post that contains links to at least 4 comments:

  • 2 containing links on overseas blogs,
  • 2 containing HTML on overseas blogs     (student activity 6)
    • You may find some of the questions on the Q&A page comments from Friday to be helpful.

10 pts] Create a blogroll. (student activity 5)

10 pts]  Commenting activity (student activity 2)

5 pts]  Another personal post (student activity 3)

5 pts]  Create post categories (student activity 7)
I am behind on grading (if you haven’t noticed), but I will catch up this week.  So, if you are missing anything from the past couple of weeks, get them posted ASAP.  If you beat me, you’ll get full credit.  I won’t look at the time and date stamps in this set of grading (Middle School Problems 2, Week 1 Challenge, Week 2 Challenge).

Read carefully, but most of all, have fun and write well!

Ms. Anderson 🙂


P.S.  For examples of quality work, visit these Week 3 posts.

week 2: About My Place

Activities DUE: Sunday, March 18
Hi, there.

This week you’ll soup up your blog a bit with some widgets and an avatar, then tell other bloggers about where you live.  Start by reading through the official Week 2 Challenge post.

For credit in Tech 7, you should:

10 pts]  Add at least two widgets to your blog. (student activity 2)

You can search for widgets using a search engine, or browse http://www.widgetbox.com/

 10 pts] Create and use an avatar.  (student activity 3.1)

10 pts]  Choose one ‘Your Place’ activity. (student activity 4)

10 pts]  Any one ‘Avatar’ activity. (student activity 3)

10 pts]  Any one additional ‘Your Place’ activity.  (student activity 4)

This week, and in the future, put the week # of the challenge in the title of your post, as seen in the title of this post.  If you comment as part of an activity, create a post with links to the comments, rather than linking the comments to your personal wiki page.  This is a necessary change from past requests.

Have fun!

Ms. Anderson 🙂


P.S.  For examples of quality work, visit these Week 2 posts.

Week 1 Challenge: All About Me

Activities DUE: Sunday, March 11
Hi, there.
It’s time to start the Student Blogging Challenge, led by Ms. W in Australia.
This week you’ll set up your blog so others can get to know you a bit better.  Start by reading through the official Week 1 Challenge post.

Then, check your comment area to make sure Ms. W sent you a welcome comment.  No comment?  Read through this post to make sure you registered properly.

Now, you’re ready to begin.  Remember, all purple activities are required, and green ones are extra credit.  Be sure to refer to the official Week 1 Challenge post for activity details.  Only the activity titles and some grading information will be written here.  Keep in mind, you will be doing activities in the ‘Student’ section of the official post.

10 pts]  Create an About Me page.

05 pts]  Visit 10 blogs and comment on one.  Link the post you commented on to your personal wiki page.

10 pts]  Write a post recommending at least 3 blogs.

05 pts]  Read about your mentor in the comments of the Mentor’s Register page.  Write a post with some interview questions for your mentor.

 

P.S.  For examples of quality work, visit these Week 1 posts.