As you complete a task, add your name and the URL of your blog post to the appropriate table so we can all find, read, comment and enjoy.

Week 3

Absolute newbie

Casual blogger

Blogging legend

Week 2

Absolute newbie

Casual blogger

Blogging Legend

Week 1

Absolute newbie

Casual blogger

Blogging legend

Week 3

Absolute newbie

Challenge

Your name & URL of blog post

1. Reflect on an event that occurred in your classroom during the week. Post it on your blog. Don’t forget to tag/label it with the appropriate Practising Teacher Criteria (PTC).

2. Blog about your top three sources of inspiration during the three weeks of Connected Educators New Zealand.

3. Sign up for an RSS reader (eg. Feedly or Inoreader) and add some blogs you want to follow.

  • Kelsey Hallahan
  • Niki Burtenshaw (Feedly and tumblr)
  • Louise Fox - have tagged in blogs on WordPress and get regular feeds - works for me!
  • Jo Smith - ^^ Using Wordpress reader also

Casual blogger

Challenge

Your name & URL of blog post

1. Blog about your top three sources of inspiration during the three weeks of Connected Educators New Zealand.

2. Collaborate with another blogger to discuss an education passion of yours. Post must be shared on both blogs and tagged with #edblognz on Twitter.

3. Write about a classroom/teaching resource or online tool that your learners find really valuable. Explain how you use it, why you use it, and try to include some student voice (remember to think about privacy/anonymity).

Blogging legend

Challenge

Your name & URL of blog post

1. Blog about your top three sources of inspiration during the three weeks of Connected Educators New Zealand.

2. Create a 1-2 minute video about an education topic that you are passionate about and post it on your blog (vlog).

3. Connect with someone to write a guest post on your blog. Don’t forget to share it on Twitter with #EdBlogNZ.

Week 2

Absolute newbie

Challenge

Your name & URL of blog post

1. Find a video (maybe a TED talk) that inspires you to improve your practice. Embed it in a blog post and write a short reflection including what you will take from it into your classroom.

2. Blog about an educator or mentor that has inspired you and maybe helped shape who you are now. What impact did they have on your life?

       http://nikib2.blogspot.co.nz/ 

Hilary Smith

http://droppedthechalk.tumblr.com/post/130905488490/my-mentor-my-mum

3. If at Ulearn - Find another blogger you admire, shake their hand and take a selfie with them to post on your blog. If you’re feeling really generous buy them a coffee! Write about it too!

4. If not at Ulearn - connect virtually (or face-to-face) with a blogger you admire. Take a selfie or screenshot to post to your blog. Write about it too!

            http://nikib2.blogspot.co.nz/ 

Casual blogger

Challenge

Your name & URL of blog post

1. Write a blog post about an education question/ challenge/wondering that you have or are facing. You don’t need to have the answer/solution.

2. Find a blog post you have written in the past. Consider whether your thinking on the topic is the same or different and blog about why your thinking has changed or expand on your original ideas.

3. If at Ulearn - Find 2 bloggers you admire, shake their hand and take a selfie with them to post on your blog. If you’re feeling really generous buy them a coffee! Write about it too!

4. If not at Ulearn - connect virtually (or face-to-face) with 2 bloggers you admire (maybe push yourself to go global with one of them?). Take a selfie or screenshot to post to your blog. Write about it too!

Blogging Legend

Challenge

Your name & URL of blog post

1. Collaborate with another blogger to discuss an important issue in education. Post must be shared on both blogs, tagged with #edblognz on Twitter and include at least one media tool in the post (video, photo, embed something else).

2. Find an example of a resource you've made for your students, embed it on your blog and discuss how it's helped them with their learning. Reflect also on how you might further adapt/redesign the resource to take student learning to another level.

3. If at Ulearn - Find a blogger you admire, shake their hand and take a selfie with them to post on your blog. Then find a new blogger and do the same! If you’re feeling really generous buy them a coffee! Write about it too!

4. If not at Ulearn - connect virtually (or face-to-face) with a blogger you admire. Take a selfie or screenshot to post to your blog. Then do the same with a new blogger. Don’t forget to encourage them!

Week 1

Absolute newbie

Challenge

Your name & URL of blog post

1. Set up a blog, write your first post and share it on Twitter using the #EdBlogNZ hashtag (this will help admin add it to the EdBlogNZ blog site also).

2. Comment on another teacher's blog post.

3. Find another persons blog post. Link to it on your own blog and write a reflection about it.

Casual blogger

Challenge

Name & URL of blog post

1. Think about your teaching practice. How has it evolved over time? What are you currently working on developing in your practice? What tools have you used during this inquiry time? Blog about it!

       http://sandyedublog.blogspot.co.nz/

2. Write about some legendary bloggers, educators, inspiring leaders that help you to dream bigger?

Ruth Duke-Norris http://takingthatrisk.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/am-i-connected-with-you.html

            http://sandyedublog.blogspot.co.nz/

  • Karyn Gray

http://learningandleadinginanewworld.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/why-i-blog-those-legendary-bloggers-and.html

3. Encourage a colleague/friend to begin blogging and help them to set up their own blog.

 

Blogging legend

Challenge

Name & URL of blog post

1, Check out the #edblognz blogroll (underneath the blog posts on the edblognz site) as often as possible and comment on as many posts as you can to help encourage a critical and supportive NZ edu-blogging community.

2. Write a blog post about why you blog professionally and some of the things you blog about. Share it using the #EdBlogNZ hashtag so the newbies can get further ideas to blog about.

http://learningandleadinginanewworld.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/why-i-blog-those-legendary-bloggers-and.html

3. Write a blog post about your favourite movie/song/piece of art including how it relates to your life as an educator.