This month I am participating in the 2015 Edublogs Teacher Challenge
This series is for educators who want to have their own personal blog where they document their learning, share their teaching practices or use to create a portfolio of their work.
Each week I will be sent emails consisting of a link to the content to read, as well a task to complete as part of the challenge.
STEP 1 related to setting up the blog and choosing its theme and appearance.
We were advised to check whether the theme we had chosen would be able to be viewed successfully on mobile devices and I was pleased to find that all three of my blogs are mobile friendly.
I have also created a gravatar now so that I have my personal avatar picture which will appear with comments I leave on blogs replacing the nondescript squiggle picture that used to appear.
Here are my responses to the exercises set for Week 1 and the feedback I received
STEP 1 RESPONSE
1) I love The Edublogger because it is packed with information and support
I also like Free Technology for Teachers and Teacher Reboot Camp for the same reason
The blogs that appealed most to me visually were Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the day and Primary Tech.
2) I have 3 current blogs all set up using WordPress
Gifted Resources Blog https://giftedresources.wordpress.com/
This is the blog for Gifted Resources which is an information service for teachers, parents and service providers of gifted and 2E twice exceptional students. The theme used for the blog is Twenty Eleven
Sprite’s Site http://spritessite.wordpress.com/
Sprite is a cartoon character developed to illustrate presentations about 2E twice exceptional students who are both gifted and also have learning difficulties or differences
The theme used for the blog is Twenty Eleven
3) My new blog which I will be using for this Challenge
Personas, Profiles and Portraits https://jofreitag.wordpress.com/
The theme I used for the new blog is Oxygen.
So far most of the images for this blog are photos which I have taken myself.
Topics that will be discussed on this blog will include
Personal story narration
Dr. Maureen Neihart and Dr. George Betts Revised Profiles of the Gifted and Talented 2010
Prof Francoys Gagne Differentiated Model of Giftedness & Talent 2.0
Building gifts into talents: Brief overview of the DMGT 2.0
Gifted and 2E Twice exceptional students (who are both gifted and have a learning disability/difference)
De Bono’s 6 Action Shoes
The characters and topics from Sprite’s Site blog depicted as dolls and soft toys
I am hoping to learn more about how to use this theme specially including sharing options, widgets etc.
Thank you very much for this opportunity.
WEEK 1 FEEDBACK