Challenge 6 – I read these ….

“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.

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by: Laika Henna

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  1. Priscila Said,

    April 6, 2009@ 1:18 am      

    Ok! :)
    Nice sunday :)

  2. renata Said,

    April 6, 2009@ 8:20 am      

    hi there!
    i already have my blogroll and i really like it because i can see who has lately updated
    anyway, i just wanted to know who was the guy who likes cooking
    because i do love it too
    and i’d like to comment in his blog adn read what he writes
    if you can tell me, that would be great!
    thanks a lot
    renata from Argentina

  3. Mr. Austin Said,

    April 6, 2009@ 11:27 am      

    Great blog. Stop by and check out mine and if you want add it to your links. I can add you too. I’d like my class to take a look at some of the things you’re doing!

  4. ET Said,

    April 6, 2009@ 12:45 pm      

    I have always thought the idea of categorizing your blogroll was a good idea. I categorize mine according to the Library of Congress Classification guide. I will also categorize my posts according to the LOC guide as well. In an earlier blog I kept, I classified the blogroll and the posts by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). But I prefer the LOC. You may think that I am a librarian, but I am actually a college student. I am still a year away from graduation with a BA in history/education. As I learn more about the LOC, I will better define my blogroll and my posts. So it’s a work in progress.

  5. rachel Said,

    April 7, 2009@ 2:46 am      

    That great blog post that you have on the top of this post is from my class. Thanks for reading our great stories.


  6. will Said,

    April 7, 2009@ 3:58 am      

    I was one of the people in Mr. Bogush’s class that wrote a trail of tears post.
    see if this is the post you are thinking of.

    I hope you enjoy it.

  7. Pam Cranford Said,

    April 7, 2009@ 3:05 pm      

    We made some adjustments and renamed some categories. We hope that everyone will stop by and take a look.

    We always value your comments and links back to us. Thank you.


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