March 2010: Challenge 7 – Late, late, late again
Filed under: Beginner student, Class, Commenter, March 2010, Veteran Student — Miss W. @ 21:41
Tags: ANZAC, Earth Day, malaria

After spending time over the Easter break leaving comments on many student blogs, I also decided to check out the class blogs. I noticed many of them were preparing for Earth Day on Thursday 22 April. In fact, it is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day yet I hadn’t really heard about this before.

Then I started looking at the tweets on Twitter and many educators were mentioning about teaching paperless on Earth Day. So I want you to check out Mrs Yollis’s class and Mrs Braidwood’s class. Perhaps you could leave your pledge on Mrs Yollis’ wallwisher. Remember to leave a great comment about what you are doing to celebrate Earth Day.

Other celebrations this week are on April 25th. The first is for World Malaria Day and here are some resources to look at – with global warming this problem is going to be affecting more and more people in the world over time. The other important celebration affects those of us in Australia and New Zealand – ANZAC Day. Many schools will be running ANZAC Day sports and assemblies and will be laying wreaths at cenotaphs or special memorials for the returned soldiers.

So the challenges for this week are:

Write a post about Earth Day, World Malaria Day or ANZAC Day. How did you celebrate at your school or in your town? Did you check out some resources and which did you enjoy? Try to find a creative commons image as part of your post and remember to give attribution.
By next week you need to have visited between 20 and 50 blogs outside those of your classmates. We will be asking for your opinion about some blogs to submit for Edublog awards at the end of the year – so start making some decisions about what makes a great blog.
Visit some of the class blogs as well, because there are also awards for the best class blog in the Edublog awards at the end of the year. Check out the student blogs mentioned on the class blogrolls as well.
Make sure you have at least 20 blogs mentioned on your blogroll – try to categorize into class friends, class blogs, students who I visit often or something similar. You will need this done by next week for an activity we will be running.
Leave a pledge on Mrs Yollis’ wallwisher or at least a comment on either of the class blogs mentioned
Original image: ‘Blood sucker‘


March 2010: Challenge 5

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Creative commons, images and attribution

What is this? If you didn’t take the photo, then someone else did. Some photographers get paid money for taking images to use in newspapers, so often online newspapers copyright their images. This means you would have to pay money or have the photographer’s permission to use that photo on your blog.

Why? Your blog is in the public domain and is available for anyone to see. You are not allowed to put copyright images on your blog without the permission of the owner.  This means you need to find images that are creative commons instead.

What is that? Watch this YouTube video about sharing your work and creative commons.

Below is a list of websites that have creative commons images. Remember attribution doesn’t include a URL beginning with or some other search engine. Attribution is the URL of the original image.

Once you have found a photo that is somehow related to your holiday, right click and “save as…” save it as your name into student shared Room 13 – 2010 and into the folder named :HOLIDAY PHOTOS”. That way I can then put them on to our blog.


Mrs. D 🙂