“Who wrote that great post on the trail of tears? I know it was someone in Mr Bogush’s class.” But that means looking through over 50 blogs.
“I loved that recipe on ANZAC biscuits? Who wrote that post? Which blog was it on?” Someone in Mrs Smith’s Huzzah blog loves cooking but who is it?
There was one student who writes great posts on a variety of topics. Who was it?
If you and your teacher are asking these types of questions, then you need to get your blog roll organized.
What is a blogroll? It is a list of your favourite blogs or websites. You can divide it into different categories and then add them to your ‘Links’ widget in your sidebar. On my class blog I have divided mine into these categories:
- 2008 students
- 2009 bloggers
- 2009 Inuit websites
- Games to help your skills
- Geography and the world
- Our school blogs
- Talk to these students
- Teacher blogs
- Wikis to visit
Notice they are alphabetical beginning with numbers. So you will need to think about what the names are for your categories.
If using Edublogs, to add links, go to write > links > add new link Remember to say what category you put the link under and also use http:// in front of the URL.
Your challenge this week
Add at least 10 blogs to your blog roll. Make sure you have at least two different categories.
If you took part in the challenge last year, your task is different. You need to write a post recommending at least 5 blogs you think students and classes should add to their blogroll. Remember to give reasons why that blog should be added.
If you still have lots of time to do some more challenges, then visit the blog run by last year’s participants. Leave some comments on the posts and perhaps you will also find some other links for your blogroll. Check out the categories used on this blog in their blog roll.
Original image: ‘Question Mark‘
by: Laika Henna