It's a marvelous opportunity for us to become familiar with the many aspects of blogging and, we think most importantly, to connect with other classes around the world.
We are in the second week of the ten week challenge. Week One focused on "About Us" and Week Two asks us to share "About My Place". The amazing thing is that these two weeks are fitting perfectly into our inquiry question for CULTURE & IDENTITY, "what makes us us and what's unique about ourselves as Room 24, students of TIS, from Hawke's Bay, and as Kiwis (New Zealanders)?" ... whew, what a big question!
So far in the Challenge, we've had comments on our blog from Ohio and Maryland as well as new visitors from around the globe. Yesterday, we connected with Room 6, St Mary's School in Mosgiel, NZ, and Mrs Jundef's Tech Class in New Jersey, USA. One of our class goals this year is to be involved in a global project with other classes from around the world, so Room 24 sees this as the first step in achieving our goal.
The Student Blogging Challenge has been on the go since 2008 and runs biannually in March and September, so if you're not involved in the March challenge we really encourage you to enter the one beginning in September.
Have you connected with other classes from within your country or around the world?
What global projects have you been involved in, if any? And what are the benefits of global projects?
Have you any ideas or plans for future global connections?