Using a photo from a friend or a photo with the right CC license, make a mashup using a cool editing program. Then publish it on your blog. Don’t forget to share with the original owner what you did and properly attribute the photo to the original owner too. Licenses to look for:
A listicle is a portmandeau (two words combined to make a new word) from “list article.” Listicles are written all over the blogosphere, magazines and newspapers. “Ten Random Things About Me” is an idea for a listicle, for instance. (Or “Ten Things I Wish I Never Would Have Lost” or “Ten New Year’s Resolutions I Could Never Keep”) What ideas do you have for Listicles?
Get out your camera or use a photo you have already taken. Choose a picture that tells a story. Post it, letting it speak for itself.
What’s on your mind today? Write a blog post about what interests you today.
Publish something you love that you have already written — a poem, a short story, a novel excerpt, or a book review. Be sure it is in excellent shape — check conventions.
Serendipitous Saturday and Sunday
Use the weekend to do any of the above that you want more of!
What other ideas do you and your classmates have for blogging?
After a unit on local history, eighth graders visited a harvest festival, celebrating pioneer life and spirit on the prairie. They have created glogs showing what they learned. Click on the images to see their blog post.
This week’s blogging challenge is about curating or organizing our online information. I thought this picture was funny because it shows how disorganized we can be with hardware. Our digital world can be disorganized too. Today we will take some steps to be more organized in your blogging world.
Most importantly, add links to your posts back to the blogging challenge pages for Weeks 1 through 3. Check here for instructions on how to insert links into a post, or ask a friend.
This week’s Challenge 4 is posted. Do your best and share your genius! Do some of the following activities:
Create blogroll categories.
Link classmates and far away friends on blogroll. Add the Krebs’ Class Blogs as a link on your blogroll too.
Spring cleaning your Post Categories.
Write a post about tags and categories.
Writing about your community.
Write about another country and add questions you may have.
Add a poll to your blog.
Finally, catch up on any past weeks or add any other interesting blog posts. Here is Teegan’s blog. She is really contributing by writing interesting posts on many different topics. Like Teegan, I hope you will continue to write multiple blog posts on any subject. You don’t have to just write about the blogging challenge topics.
Seventh graders have been reading and studying ballads. We are now reading “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. This post is a homework assignment for them.
Here is a new video to follow along with as you read “The Raven” for homework this weekend. (Sorry, I couldn’t find a good copy of The Simpson’s version, but I’ll bring it and we’ll watch it on Monday.)
In case you forgot your book, here is the text of “The Raven” poem, so you can follow along as you watch the video.
Congratulations to these Krebs’ Class Bloggers who were featured on the “Visit These” blog page this week. Molly, Ryan, Allison, Crystal, Abby
If you don’t know how to get on the visit page, ask one of them.
Congratulations to Nicole and Brittany whose blogs were recommended by other students.
Get a blogging challenge badge and add it to your sidebar. Here’s how: Open the badge image and save the URL. Add it to your Playground post as an image URL. Then copy the HTML code and put it in a widget text box.
Check out some of the cool widgets that other bloggers have and get one for your blog.
Leave a comment on Week 3 Challenges telling what you did for Challenge 3 with a link back to your blog.
Our next poetry assignment is to create a shape or picture poem. You can use paper, magazines, construction paper or any materials really. It can be any size. Please be creative and inspired!
You can also create it digitally. Here are two digital examples. For a digital version, you can use Glogster, Word, Draw, or whatever program fits your idea. We will need to get a screen shot of it for publication.
I wrote one as I was dreaming about spring last evening…
See Gaby’s World Blog for another shape poem on love.