Week #10

Week #10

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will auditing my blog as well as the student blogging challenge blog. I will be looking for things like:

  1. How many posts did I write?
  2. How many of the posts were school based, my own personal posts, or for the student blogging challenge?
  3. How many comments did I receive from classmates, teachers, or oversea bloggers?
  4. Which of my posts received the most comments, why do I think it got so many?
  5. Which post did I enjoy writing the most, why?
  6. Did you change blog themes, if I did, why?
  7. How many widgets do I have, do I think that I have too many, not enough, or a perfect amount?
  8. How many overseas bloggers do I have in my blogroll?
  9. What web tools did I use on my blog?

As you know already, this is week #10 of the student blogging challenge. This means that this post is the last posts for this years student blogging challenge. I have learnt lot’s about proper writing skills and learnt many things I didn’t know. I overall think that the student blogging challenge is a fun way to learn and a way for students to explore other peoples blogs. I highly encourage all student in all age groups to try the student blogging challenge.

Throughout the 2016 school year I have written 23 posts. 15 posts were for the student blogging challenge, 8 posts were assignments for schools, and none of my posts were personal posts. I received 16 comments from my classmates, 2 from oversea bloggers, and I received 0 comments from teachers. The post that received the most comments was my post on impressionist art. I think that it got the most comments because it was my first post I made on my new blog. The posts that I enjoyed writing the most was about maple syrup. I liked it the most because I was personally interested in learning about maple syrup and also because I love maple syrup. I have 8 widgets and I think that it is a good amount. The only widget That I would like to add is one that would have all of the names of my posts listed so instead of having to scroll down all the way to the post that you wanted to read you could just click on it and you would be brought right to it. I have 5 oversea bloggers on my blogroll. The web tools that I used on my blog include: Flag Counter, Prezi, and Bitstrips.

I was also asked to get a teacher/parent or another classmate to audit my blog. I asked my auditor the following questions:

  1. What was your first impression of my blog?
  2. What captured your attention?
  3. What distracted you on my blog?
  4. What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

My auditor said that their first impression of my blog was that it was very informative. The auditor said that what captured their attention was the amount of detail included. The auditor said that what distracted her the most was my widgets. And last my not least my auditor said that the one improvement that I could make on my blog would have to be to condense some of my posts.

We were also asked to audit the student blogging challenge blog. We were told to ask ourselves question like:

  1. what was the most interesting challenge for me?
  2. how often did I visit other blogs and leave a comment?
  3. did I read the student blogging challenge magazine?
  4. An interesting point about the challenge?
  5.  and last but not least the most important thing that I learnt during the challenge?

I think that the most interesting challenge for me this year would have to be the one where we had to research a food that is popular in my country. I ended up choosing maple syrup even though it’s not technically a food but it is definitely a popular topping in my country which is Canada. I tried to visit many other blogs and leave comments on them as often as I could. Probably every week I would leave at least one comment. I tried to read the student blogging challenge magazine as much as I could because I enjoyed reading all of the posts that people have written who are from all over the world. I think that the most interesting point about this challenge would have to be the magazine. I think it’s the most interesting because it gives the students a goal to try to reach and it inspires the students to improve their blogging in order to reach that goal. I think that the most important thing that I learnt throughout this challenge would have to be that the more that you write is not all wise better than less. This post is a bad example of this but that is definitely the most important thing that I learnt throughout the challenge.

To end this post and the last post of the 2016 student blogging challenge I would like to thank all of my readers for spending the time to read my posts throughout the 10 weeks. I would also like to thank Miss W and all of her helpers on a wonderful challenge and I can’t wait for next year. But look on the bright side, even though the student blogging challenge is done that doesn’t mean that the posts are stopping so make sure that you keep a look out for those. I highly encourage you to leave a like and a comment and maybe even a subscribe to keep the posts coming.

Image Source: woodleywonderworks

Image Source: woodleywonderworks

Week #9 (Global Warming)

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will be posting about the global issue, global warming. Global warming is a very serious issue that occurs in our atmosphere and if we don’t do something about it, it’s never going to stop. This post is also for the student blogging challenge.

Global warming is caused by the suns radiation getting into our atmosphere and reaching all of the little greenhouse gases available. Greenhouse gases are gases that are created from burning non-renewable sources like coal. The more greenhouse gases that their are, the more global warming that is made. This is because once the suns energy gets into the greenhouse gases they spread out everywhere warming up everything. The less pollution that we make, the less global warming.

Image Source: Lesserland

Image Source: Lesserland

By simply limiting the amount of non-renewable sources that we burn we could make a difference in the world. I plan to help, do you?

Thanks for spending the time to read my post on Global warming. I hope that you learnt something and decided to try to make a difference. I highly encourage you to leave a like or a comment and maybe a subscribe to keep the posts coming!

Week #8, Activity #2

Week #8

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will be writing about Commenting. I will include about what I have enjoyed about commenting, I will include a list of great comment starters, And I will include five great comments I have seen or have written. Unfortunately the student blogging challenge is coming to a end but that doesn’t mean my posts are coming to a end. This post is Week #8, Activity #2 of the student blogging challenge. 

Before I start I would like to thank Miss W on adding me on the Student Blogging Challenge Magazine. That just goes to show how hard work pays off. You can find my post on the magazine at: https://flipboard.com/@tasteach/%2316stubc-72p9064ly?utm_campaign=widgets&utm_medium=web&utm_source=magazine_widget

Commenting is one of the most important things of blogging. Commenting allows you to improve your posts from other bloggers teachings as well as teach others more about blogging. Commenting also allows you and other bloggers that could be on the other side of the world to start conversations and learn about things you probably didn’t know. But well writing comments you need to know some comment starters. I usually use things like:

  1. Hi Bob, my name is Brady and…
  2. I can relate to that because once…
  3. One thing that I would improve is…
  4. I liked when you said…

By using comment starters like these you will form comments like these ones:

  1. Hey Brady,
    First of all congratulations on making the Student Blogging Challenge Magazine and Nice work! I like how you said at the end of paragraph two “I would use the resources provided to get the best of the situation.” It really explained the situation at the island. Keep up the Great Work!
    Ethan (http://ethang110gst.edublogs.org/)

Another great comment written by Ethan is below:

2.  Hi Brady I just wanted to take the time to comment on Amazing use of descriptive words in your first paragraph. All of the descriptive words kept me reading to an interested rate until the very end.
All the best in your next post, Keep up the good work Brady!

This comment was written by Andrew ( http://andrewh110gst.edublogs.org/) on my science project. By the way he meant to say Ireland, not Portugal.

3. Wow Brady! I really enjoyed the video that you have included in your Prezi. Also I like the way you talked about Portugal. Good job Brady!

This comment was written by Nolan (http://nolang.edublogs.org/) About my APE (A=answer, P=proof, E=Extend) response on a text called, “Canada’s homeless.”

4.Good work Brady! I like how you used descriptive words to liven up the response, and how you explained why your grateful to live in Canada, good work!

This last comment was written by Gordon (http://gordonm110gst.edublogs.org/) on my post about my remembrance day poster:

5. I really like how you created the men and how you added the national anthem with the Canadian flag it really brings what remembrance day is about.

Thanks for spending the time to read my post and I hope that you enjoyed it and learnt something from it. Leave a comment and a like and maybe even a subscribe to keep the posts coming!

 

Week #8, Activity #1

Week #8

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will be writing Week #8 of the student blogging challenge. This week we were asked to:

  1. Find a blog on the student list or the class list and visit it.
  2. Find their blogroll and visit one of the listed blogs.
  3. Find their blogroll and visit one of their listed blogs.
  4. Leave a comment on the third blog you visited.
  5. Repeat this three times
  6. And finally write a post about what blogs you visited, why you chose the blogs that you did, and what blogs you commented on.

On my first round I started of my visited: http://emily45yps.edublogs.org/ then by looking at her blogroll I found Elsie’s blog which can be located at: http://elsieoc2015.edublogs.org/ Then I found Noah’s blog which can be located at: http://noahoc2016.edublogs.org/. I left a comment on Noah’s blog about his “Writing Competition post.” This is the comment I left:

Hi Noah,
I’m Brady and I live in a small town in Canada. I really like your story and I hope that you get into your school magazine. Your story had lot’s of detail in it and I bet it took a long time to make. I highly encourage you to visit my blog at:
http://bradyb110gst.edublogs.org/ and read some of my posts.
Happy Blogging!

On my second round I started of my visiting: http://rileybl15.edublogs.org/ Then I went on: http://gavins15.edublogs.org/ Then I went on and commented on: http://lucyy15.edublogs.org/ . I chose the posts where she talks about her dog,”Blue.”  This is my comment:

Hi Lucy,
I’m from a small town in Canada and I know from experience that dogs definitely hate baths. I have a chocolate lab named Charlie who sleeps non-stop. I like how in your post you made it seem like it was the dog writing it, not you. I highly encourage you to visit my blog at: http://bradyb110gst.edublogs.org/and check out my posts.

Happy Blogging!

Then on my last round I started of my visiting: http://kaneonlinep.edublogs.org/ Then I visited: http://xavieronlinem.edublogs.org/ Then I visited and commented on: http://tonyonlineb.edublogs.org/. I chose to comment on Tony’s post about oil pollution. Here is my comment:

Hi Tony,
I’m from a small town in Ontario. I really like your post about oil pollution. I think that you got your point through clearly and strongly. I never knew that their was a Google science fair and I will have to check it out. I highly encourage you to visit my blog at: http://bradyb110gst.edublogs.org/ and check some of my posts out.
Happy Blogging!

I hope that you guys enjoyed my posts and comments. I highly encourage you to leave a comment and a like as well as a follow so the posts can keep on coming!

Week #7, activity #3

Week #7

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will be writing about if my family was stranded on a deserted island, and how would we entertain ourselves. This post is week #7, activity #3 of the student blogging challenge

First of all i’m almost positive that this wouldn’t happen but it is a good question. It all depends on what kind of island that were stranded on. If it was a Southern island then we could probably swim. But if it was a Northern island it would kind of limit our swimming time. I would probably try to make games like x and o’s on the sand. I would use the resources provided to get the best of the situation.

I hope that you enjoyed my post! Leave a comment or a like or even better yet a subscribe to keep the posts coming.

Week #7, activity #6

Week #7

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will be writing about if the electricity grid went out in my country, how would my lifestyle change? How would I relax? This post is Week #7, activity #6 of the student blogging challenge.

If the electricity grid went out in my country my lifestyle would change a lot. I would loose things like television, Xbox, telephones, computer… Whenever I got bored these things would not be there to keep me entertained. This would also make it hard to relax. Instead I think that I would use things like Board games, and outdoor activities. I spend a lot of time playing outdoors activities already with electricity available but I usually don’t play board games.

I hope that you enjoyed my post. For my comments today I challenge you guys to comment about what you would do if your electricity grid went out in your country, how your lifestyle would change? what you would do to relax? Also leave me a like and a subscribe to keep the posts coming.

Week #7, activity #1

Week #6

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will be blogging about a popular board game which is week #7, activity #1 of the student blogging challenge. I chose a game called, Jenga. I will be explaining things like: when, where, and why it was invented. Enjoy!

Jenga is a very cool and exciting game for all age groups and I highly suggest it.

Jenga was first designed by Leslie Scott who was the co-founder of Oxford Games Ltd. Leslie brought the new board game to the London toy fair in January 1983 for it’s first release. The first ever blocks were made by the Camphill Village Trust in Botton, Yorkshire. These blocks are now in the V&A Museum of Childhood. Robert Grebler contacted Leslie Scott and talked about potentially moving the product to Canada and the United States. Leslie Scott agreed and Pokonobe Associates took over. Pokonobe then allowed Irwin Toys to sell Jenga to people in Canada and Schaper Toys to sell Jenga to people in the U.S.A. Eventually Jenga was bought by Hasbro games which now sells Jenga all over the world. Everything that you will ever need to know about Jenga can be located at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenga.

Overall I think that Jenga was invented because it is a fun game for everybody but mainly because the inventor, Leslie Scott was trying to re-create a game that her family played with wooden blocks back in the 1970’s.

I hope that you enjoyed my post and learnt lot’s. I highly suggest Jenga for any family get together or anytime that you get bored. If you could leave me a comment or a like that would be great and a subscribe so the posts can keep on coming.

Image source: Mary Brennann

Week #6, Activity #4

Week #6

Hello fellow bloggers, this post is for the student blogging challenge. This post I was asked to comment on five different bloggers post, but the catch was that they had to all be from different countries not including my country which is Canada. In the comments I had to ask them about food in there country, songs that they sing, or stories they tell, or clothing in there country. 

For my first comment I went to a blog from Mexico: http://angel2am.edublogs.org/2016/04/20/week-6-our-food-and-culture/#comment-21. For my second comment I went to a blog from Portugal: http://oliviaglca.edublogs.org/2016/04/02/portugal/#respond. My third comment is on: http://oliverp33kns.edublogs.org/.

Unfortunately I was only able to find three out of the five required blogs. I hoped that you enjoyed my post and my comments and if you could leave a like or a comment that would be great, maybe even a subscribe so the posts can keep on coming.

Week #6, activity #3

Week #6

Hello fellow bloggers, today I will be continuing on with the student blogging challenge. This post I have been asked to create a survey on all of the different types of foods that my readers eat or the songs that they sing, the stories that they tell, or the clothing that they wear. I hope you enjoy!

I hope that you enjoyed my survey on your favorite foods. Can you leave a comment on my blogging or my surveying or a like to improve my blogging and my surveying or even better yet, leave a follow to keep the posts coming.

Week #6, activity #2

Week #6

Hello fellow bloggers, this post I will be continuing on with the student blogging challenge. This post I will be writing about what school lunches are like for me in Ontario, Canada.

Lunches for me In Ontario, Canada are all of the basic things for Canadians but can be different for people in  different countries. Some people from different countries may not even know what kind of foods that i’m mentioning. In my lunch for school I usually pack a sandwich containing of either salami, turkey, or ham and usually a couple slices of cheese. I also pack some yogurt, something that is a bit more unhealthy like a fruit roll up or a cookie or two. I also include some vegetables like broccoli or carrots and a couple fruits like a orange or a apple. I also usually include a drink like a V8 which is a Vegetable drink or a YOP which is a yogurt drink.

Image source: NY Photographic

Image source: NY Photographic

That is what I put in my lunch, what do you include? you can answer that question in my comments and also well your at that give me a like and a subscribe so the posts can keep on coming.