Blog Challenge09 #4

Animated_World3This week’s challenge asked that we add a couple of different kinds of widgets:

  1. A translator
  2. A Widget that tells something about our region

Also, we were asked to visit blogs from five different countries and tell what we learned from these blogs.  Below are listed the blogs that we visited and on which we left comments:

  • http://mistea.edublogs.org/ – This is Miss Trask’s blog from New Zealand.  I was so surprised to see that right there in one of her posts there was a pingback to my own grandson’s blog, Tyler’s Talking.  I immediately gave him a call on the phone and told him I was sending him the link via email.  He once told me that he just didn’t have anything interesting to say and wondered if anyone would ever read his posts. I guess this proves it to him. Thank you, Miss Trask.
  • http://mrtoft.edublogs.org/ – We visited Canada’s own Mr. Toft’s blog where he has his students listed as additional Category links. Under the blogroll, each student is listed by his/her own ID number and first name.  This is an excellent use of categories, and I fully intend to use it with our Gifted and Talented students’ class blog. Great idea!
  • http://p7kw.edublogs.org/ – Mrs. Knott and Mrs. Webster from Scotland have more than one thing in common with us. First of all, we both have chosen the same blog theme, but both look different in their own unique ways. It shows how versatile blogging designs can be to create a personal identity for your class. We also have added the adopt-a-pet widget and even went so far as to adopt THE SAME PET. I see that they teach 33 students and they are listed as Primary 7. I am interested in the significance of that listing. Are there 7 classes of Primary students?
  • http://markaki-fce.blogspot.com/ – This post was written by fan10, but this is the Maria Markaki School in Greece. It is a school of foreign language and students attend daily to practice their English skills. I am fascinated that the language we speak right here in Texas is the basis for an entire school. So interesting.
  • http://rebedominguez.blogspot.com/ – Mrs. Dominguez’s blog (Chile) is written in Spanish.  There is not a translator on her blog, but it is full of interesting videos and I particularly liked the one where the group made the sound of rain.  I left a comment anyway, hoping that she will be able to translate it. We have a translator on our blog and invited her students to visit and read our posts.

2 thoughts on “Blog Challenge09 #4

  1. Thanks Pam for your visit to our blog, yes I did visit Tyler’s blog and was most impressed. Noticed your comments to him and thought hmm I think his family tree includes Pam! Was first time I had made a ping back so was proud of myself for learning new skill!! I have just started a few of mine on their own blogs, but the year will be over soon and then our school year ends in December. I want to see if I can get the same class next year. Will have to see how my arm twisting skills are with the Principal! Will link your blog to mine in blogroll.

  2. Hello Mrs Cranford’s Class,

    To answer your question about the name of our class, there are 7 age groups of primary children in Primary schools in Scotland: P1-P7. There is also a nursery for the youngest children. When the children finish Primary 7, they move onto the Academy. Some classes have mixed aged classes, for example there is a class of P6 and 7 children together in our school, but we have only P7 in ours.

    Thank you for commenting on our blog. I will add your class to our blogroll and look forward to future communications between us.

    Mrs Knott

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