January 23, 2017

The OKCPS Blogging Challenge 2017

February 6 - march 3, 2017

Are you curious about starting your own blog? Are you wanting to share about your class and teaching practices but don't know where to begin? Join us for a four week blogging challenge. You will first create a blog and then compose four blog posts over the four weeks. Each week you will receive helpful hints to build the best blog you can! Here are the details of the challenge!

Purpose: To connect educators, share resources, and reflect on our teaching/professional practices. Create and share 1 blog post each week on the topic of your choice.

checklist - tall.pngTasks in this Challenge:  
1. Create a blog if you do not have one.
2. Sign up on this Google Doc to get started.
3. Post a new blog post each week.
4. Once you have composed your post, provide a link in our Doc.
5. If you are on Twitter, tweet your blog post using the hashtag #OKCPSblogs

bonus star.png Bonus Challenge: Comment on 2 posts from other bloggers in this challenge each week.

Where to Start:
start - diver.pngIf you are new to blogging, you will want to choose a platform. There are many platforms to choose from but a few of the most popular are Blogger, WordPress and EduBlogs. Here is a great chart comparing a few blogging platforms.
Here is a Pinterest board with tons of resources related to blogging. Please feel free to peruse as you have time. Also check out the OKCPS ETS Pinterest Blogging Board as an additional resource.

Sign Up:
1. Complete this Google Doc! Simply scroll down to the table and add your information.
2. Sign up in My Learning Plan.
3. Check out the OKCPS ETS blog for weekly updates beginning February 6, 2017.

Attend the optional kick-off event:
  • Douglass High School, Room E-139
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017
  • 3:30 - 4:00pm ~ Share ideas and chat about blogging.
  • 4:00 - 4:30pm ~ Stay to set-up your blog (optional).

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