Monday, August 23, 2010

A NOVEL BLOGGING CHALLENGE

As the student bloggers constantly increase in our school, a pleasant surprise took place last week when I had a Twitter discussion with Henrick Oprea (EFL teacher in Brazil), which led us to agree that the CAE and CPE students of his school and ours should exchange comments under their recent posts. 

This is, in essence, a new blogging challenge between Greece and Brazil, just like the Edublogs one our student bloggers joined in October 2009.

The whole concept is, in fact, very intriguing, not simply because students' increased blog traffic will be the perfect boost to their confidence and will to blog, but also because this circulation of culturally and socially related ideas and information will enable learners in both parts of the world to familiarize themselves with difference, multiculturalism and plurality of identity in the best manner possible. 

Henrick's post about this modest blogging project of ours can be found on the well-organized blog he maintains especially for his classes. 


Series of steps for students 
to complete this task:

1) Explore useful links.

  • This slideshow on 'Kids' comments and blogs' could also be helpful in fulfilling the 'mission' of leaving a purposeful comment on another student's thoughts. 

2) Visit the following blogs maintained by students in Brazil.



Our students' team blogs: Unenglished, The ECPE blog, Vforvlastos


3) Choose an interesting post.


4) Leave a comment underneath by following the rules prescribed in Vicki Davis' article.


Now let's see who can comment like a king or queen!

'Surprise' task: Students in Greece can find out where exactly the other students are on the world map by clicking on the location button under this post.
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