So everyone in your class has now written a random facts post about themselves. Maybe you have lots of posts about your favourite music, sweets and football team. Remember to use post categories like “About Us” and “Our Favourites”.
What else could you write about?
Have you created your main “About our class” page? Click on this link to find out how to do this. It is most important to have this page, especially if you are starting to get visitors from other countries come to your blog. They want to know where in Australia you are, what grade, how many students in your class and maybe even what subjects you do at school. Remember to visit other class blogs to check out their main class page.
Writing with a partner
Do you have class captains or student council members who go to meetings to talk about things you could be doing around the school? Maybe they could write a report about their meetings and put this on your blog for other students to comment on. Make sure you have a post category such as class captain news.
Whenever you have a special event at school – athletics carnival, cross country, learn to swim – write a report about the event. Post category could be special events.
Perhaps you could interview some local members of your community and write a post about them. If you want to add a photo you took on your blog, remember you will need their permission to use that photo. Post category could be interviews.
Write a book, game or film review. Remember not to give away the ending but give a star rating and age recommendation. Post category could be reviews.
Working as a class
Has everyone created their avatars? You might want to add them to a slideshow such as Animoto and then put it on your “About our class” page. Get your teacher to create an education account at Animott by clicking on the link.
Choose some class photographers who could take your readers on a tour of your school. Take photos and add them to your “About our class” page. Maybe you could use the web 2.0 tool called Photopeach which allows you to add some information under each picture. The link is for an education version of Photopeach which costs a monthly amount of money, but you can use free versions as well.
Visiting other blogs
Make sure you are visiting other blogs around the world and leaving comments. Remember to include the URL for your classblog so they can come to visit you as well.
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Mr Weir and his class has had some great comments from Mrs Schmidt in Pennsylvania, USA. She also has a grade 3 class who love blogging. What sorts of things does Mrs Schmidt’s class write about on their blog?
Image: Class photo