Here in Tasmania we are not used to having term two start in May – this is the first time we have had four terms per year instead of three.
During the recent holidays I ran refresher sessions for teachers in the north and south of the state.
Check out some of the work by our newer bloggers as well as a couple who have started again since last year.
The blog at Westbury is run by a group of grade 6 girls with initials of FEAST.
After seeing the blog from Miss D&D from Longford, Mr Guy at Evandale decided to get his blog going again and asked the other grade 3/4 teacher at his school to join him. What a great start to their blogs this term!
The class of 4LB have been getting lots of comments for their posts – many from overseas as can be seen on their clustrmap.
I am impressed with the Monday Inspiration posts from Mrs Smith and Clark’s class. Mrs Smith is only there one day a week. What a great way to start the day with inspiration from the students.
Students are starting to write the posts on the blog in Mrs Thomsett’s class. Can you leave a comment on this post from Sophie?
The students from Mrs Wells’s class have been doing a lot of reading and learning about early Australian History.
I will be leaving Tasmania on 23 May and heading to America for five weeks. I will be visiting Washington DC to check out the Smithsonian Museum and the Holocaust Museum. Then I will be driving around the southern states for three weeks to finish at San Antonio for a conference on technology in education. I will be presenting a poster session about the student blogging challenge which I run twice a year.
If you want help, I will still only be an email away or if the time zones allow maybe even a skype call.
Photo Credit: Brett L. via Compfight
An important part of blogging is making global connections. But this can be difficult to do, if you don’t know any other teachers or students around the world, only those in your own state or school. Here are a few guides that might help you on this task.
Students: If you have your own student blog, join the next student blogging challenge which begins in September. Find out how to register your blog at this link, then each week starting 9th September, visit the blog to get the activities to try over the next week. Once you have registered, start visiting the other students who are also in the challenge. You might like to add some of these student blogs to your blogroll, especially if you visit that student often.
Remember an important part about blogging is visiting other blogs – check out the widgets, read the posts and most importantly leave great comments. Each month I will write a post suggesting some great local, interstate and overseas blogs to visit.