Student Blogging Challenge Evaluation

This is the last week of the Student Blogging Challenge (Week 10so we will be evaluating our Blogs.

Registration: Is two weeks early enough for registration to begin before the first challenge?

I think 2 weeks is enough time to register for the challenge because it gives us time to register and get ready for the first challenge.

Subscription: Did you subscribe by RSS or email in order to get the posts as soon as they were published?

I suscribed by e-mail so I could find out what to do for the week sooner. I also did check the Challenge on the blog too.

Student and class participants: How useful are these pages in the header of the blogging challenge?

I found these helpful because I could visit other peoples blogs who were in the challenge and I could also visit previous participants blogs.

More Questions

Did you visit the actual challenge on the blog each week or did your teacher have a post on your class blog?

I subscribed to the blog but I still visited the blog to remember.

Which challenges were the most useful?

I found the Global Issues post really useful because I got to create a video and also earn about what people in Mannya go through.

Which challenges were the most interesting?

The challenge I found the most interesting was the Being Creative challenge because I got to experiment with different Web 2.0 tools.

What would be some other topics you would like included in future challenges?

I would of liked if they included a challenge where we could put a post on about one of our pieces of work  because that would have been really fun.

Are more tutorial type challenges needed? eg how to make a link in your post?

I think the the challenges were fine, in a few challenges it would have been good but other than that it was fine

Were the ‘Visit these’ posts useful?

Yes. It gave me some ideas on what I could do for the challenge

Were the challenges where you had to embed ie polls, cartoons, wallwisher etc interesting or could you not embed due to being a free Edublogs blog or a blogging platform that didn’t allow embedding?

I found them interesting because it was more fun and interactive than just reading a post.

Were there enough chances to visit blogs from overseas and make links with other students/classes?

There were some times where we had to visit other blogs from the challenge but other than that there were only a few times where we got to visit other blogs.

Did you make global connections?

I didn’t make any global connections.

Audit of my blog

How many posts did you write?

I wrote 9 posts for the Challenge. (including this one)

How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

School – 3

Challenge – 9  (including this one)

Interests or other – 4

How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I recieved 40 comments over the 10 weeks of the Challenge.

Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?

My Zooming Out and my Being Creative post recieved the most comments with 4. I think they got the most comments because they got people involved and the were fun.

Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

I enjoyed writing the Being Creative post because I got to experiment with different Web 2.0 tools and then write a post about it.

Did you change blog themes at all and why?

Yes – once for Halloween. I made it all orange and I added Halloween widgets. 

How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have 21 widgets. I think it is enough because some are essential, only a few are fun.

How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

 I have 3 overseas blogs on my Blogroll.

Evaluation of my Blog from…my Mum.

What were your first impressions of this blog?

My first impression wad that it is very informative and colourful too.

What captured your attention?

That first thing that captured my attention was all the colours I saw.

What distracted you on the blog?

I got a bit distracted by the hit counter.

What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

To watch the spelling.

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