2015 Edublogs Teacher Challenge Step 3



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 3 related to writing posts

Here is my STEP 3 RESPONSE

Q1. I watched Steve Wheeler’s You Tube video. http://bit.ly/1SBX3Ry
The main themes were
Blogging is a public form of communication – open and accessible to all – a global audience
It is maybe the most important form of unchoreographed discourse available to us at the moment
It takes time to build your audience
It could be said “Never has so much been written by so many to be read by so few”
Blogging clarifies your thinking and allows your topic to be discussed in public debate which then further clarifies your thinking

Q2. I listened to the Voicethread Advice to new bloggers at http://voicethread.com/myvoice/#thread/2130309/11372320/32254226

If I were going to leave a comment it would be
Hi! This is Jo Freitag from Victoria, Australia

At present I have 3 blogs for different purposes

  1. Gifted Resources blog the blog for my information service for teachers, parents and service providers of gifted students
  2. Sprite’s Site blog based on a cartoon character Sprite who is a gifted student who also has learning difficulties and a collection of characters such as the Memory elephant and the overexcitable Dabrowski dogs
  3. Personas profiles and portraits which is my new blog about the creation of a set of persona dolls representing profiles of gifted students and their background stories.

My advice to first time bloggers is to choose to blog about a topic which you are passionate about or information you would like to share

Comment on other people’s blogs and share the links to your posts on Twitter using the hashtags of the groups you follow

Participating in global projects and blog hops on specific subjects can also enhance the enjoyment and value of blogging.

The first post on my blog was https://jofreitag.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/hello-world/

A key post for the blog is

Could Sprite be a persona doll? https://jofreitag.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/could-sprite-be-a-persona-doll-2/

This post was imported from Sprite’s Site blog to help set the scene for the blog

The posts written for this blog begin at
And now read on https://jofreitag.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/and-now-read-on/

A recent post https://jofreitag.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/australia-e-series-tech-talk-tuesdays-webinar/





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