The Student Blogging Challenge is a project that encourages students around the world to create a blog and experience the benefits of publishing online including:
- developing digital writing skills
- becoming aware of the possibilities and responsibilities of digital citizenship
- writing for and developing an authentic audience
- making connections with others around the world.
Founded in 2008 by Sue Wyatt, who I had the pleasure of meeting up with in Hobart a few years ago, the challenge has been held twice a year since then in March and October. The next Challenge, hosted by Kathleen Morris and Sue Waters, begins on 6 October and runs for eight weeks. A different blogging task is to be completed each week. Students can join in as part of a class group or individually. Participation is free.
Who can be involved?
The challenge is open to students from K–12 around the world. However, organisers suggest that it is most suited to students from 8–16 years.
There are three ways to participate:
As an adult, you can register as a commenter on the student blogs.
I joined in as a commenter for the first time in the March Challenge this year and have this lovely certificate to prove it.
Continue reading: The Student Blogging Challenge — How you can be involved – readilearn