Effective posts

What makes an effective post often depends on the reader. Some of you may enjoy reading long pages of writing in paragraphs, of course. Yet other people enjoy having the visual aspect in a blog post – lots of images appropriate to the writing. Maybe you prefer both visual and auditory with multimedia added to the blog post.

Many of you taking part in the challenge are looking to use blogging with students, so as the organizer of the student blogging challenge who looks at hundreds of student posts, I thought I would pick a few of these for you to visit and then please come back here to leave a comment about the effectiveness of the student post.

Some of the students have been blogging for about 6 months, others only weeks (like many of you.)

Which post did you enjoy the most and why?

Olivia and Teegan did an audit of their blogs which was the 10th challenge.

Abbey and Eileen used a new tool on their blogs.

Megan and Jacqueline appreciate visitors to their blogs.

EmilyTate, Ashley and Simone wrote about their digital footprints.

Alexandra and Indy played the count out three game and visited other student blogs.

Theresa, Becky and Lochy chose images and wrote about them.

Jesse, Katya and Nicole recommend places to visit.


Original image: ‘Laptop desks in the computer science building

Laptop desks in the computer science building

by: James

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5 thoughts on “Effective posts

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  2. I read your studens’ posts on “Digital footprints” and found them very usefull. I will ask my students to read them and discuss the different styles that were used in them. As well as the importance of having positive prints.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Mexico.


  3. Hi Mrs. W,
    Thanks for mentioning my blog post and many of my classmates posts as well! But I do have a question for you about my avatar. My question is, how do you get your avatar to show up when you comment on other people’s blog, because mine only comes up when I’m on my own blog?


    • G’day Jacqueline,
      Glad to hear from you. I have my avatar set up in gravatar which is a globally recognized avatar that is linked to your email address. You can have more than one gravatar depending if you use your school email address or your gmail address or whatever. You just need to sign in with that email address when leaving a comment.

  4. Dear Miss W,
    As always you provide an excellent example of ways for us to learn from others….and let students lead the way. Thank you for the inspiration.

    I just wrote an intro to what you did and asked my students to look at these examples and make their evaluation. Hopefully they can takeaway ideas that will help them improve their own writing and their blogs. These are terrific young writers and they should be very proud of themselves.


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