We are part of a class blogging challenge, and our partners are waiting for us.
What is a blogging challenge?
A blogging challenge is a set of activities that help us make our class blog better and help lead us to our own blogs. We get to meet other bloggers and learn from them.
Be sure to read these first: Blog Posts Blog Comments, YOTT Blog
The Blog Challenge Checklist: Check here for make-up and to see that you have completed your activities.
Are you ready? We are behind, so let's get caught up:
4/19 Go to our blog: Eagles Write Complete the challenge comment based on what you have read.
These challenges answer these questions:
Blog Challenge A: Why should people visit our blog?
Blog Challenge B: What should we add/delete to our About page?
Blog Challenge C: What interesting blogs did we read?
Blog Challenge 2: The Topic: Sharing about our class, our blog, and our avatar.
We need an avatar for each class. You may also make one for yourself.
Once you are starting to create online, you often need to have a special identity. This is usually in the form of an avatar. You may have them in Facebook and, of course, you have them when leaving comments on blogs. You see them when you make comments and the blog you are visiting chooses one for you.
So, this week’s activities relate to avatars and online identities including creating a positive digital footprint.
Activity – make an avatar -- for your class and for you
Step 1. Create an avatar for your blog and for you to use when leaving comments.
Avatars are a representation of yourself. Check out this post about avatars. Create your avatar using one of the websites below. Many of the sites mentioned below are included in her post.
Most important is remember to save as a jpeg file if using Edublogs.
To make an avatar, go here:
Step 2. Using printscreen to save your avatar
So you decided to create an avatar like “Build your wildself” or “Wimpy Me." You need to take a picture of the screen first.
On a Mac, hold down the command key, then hold down the shift key with it , then press the 4 key -- you will your cursor change to a "crosshair."
PC: Most computers have a printscreen button on the keyboard or if using Windows 7 you have an icon called “snipping tool”.
Sue Waters from ‘The Edublogger‘ has written a great post about avatars, including giving instructions on how to save them and then upload to an ‘Edublogs’ blog.