We are part of the Edublog Student Blogging Challenge.
This week the focus is on the idea of community. One of the things we love about our class blog is that it is a fabulous way to build and online community!
There are many benefits to our online community. By having a class blog, we get to practice and promote our reading and writing skills. In addition, it gives us an online place to strengthen our digital citizenship skills and build quality digital footprints. Most of all, the class blog provides a wonderful space for students, families, and global friends to learn about one another. :-)
Here is an excellent example of our online community. One connection leads to another. Watch the connections build in the comment section!
This photo about The Real Four Corners started a chain of comments!
The above photo lead to this geography post: Family Blogging Month :: The 50 States and some graphing about which states family members had visited.
Here is Allie's graph. (Click to enlarge.)
The Family Blogging Month :: The 50 States blog post lead to this chain of interesting comments in the comment section!
Allie and Chaolin replied:
Allie's mom replied back to the girls:
Elie's mom joined in with a comment for Allie's mom:
Elie's dad wrote to his wife, Elie's mom:
Allie's mom replied back to Elie's mom
What a wonderful exchange! We love our online community!
What do you like about our online community?
What other communities do you belong to? How did you get involved and what do you enjoy about the community?