Student Post by Melody!
Interviews with Mr. Stewart and Ms Evans on Challenge 10 – How to improve one’s blog.
I interviewed two adults from our school to get other people’s perspective on our blog set up and content. I am interested in this because students in my class will soon have their own blogs so it is interesting to have another person’s opinion on what looks appealing in a blog.
When Mr. Stewart was looking at our blog, he would talk and let me know what he liked. Here are some of the things he said and some of the things he noticed. I will also tell you how he interacted with the blog.
Mr. Stewart Interacting with "The Space Between"
Mr. Stewart said he liked the Wordles, the pictures we had on the blogs and the background that we had chosen for The Space Between. He would read in his head, not out loud or in little mumbles. He liked how many students and teachers would give different links and how we could read other posts. He liked how you could see how some people were working on something for many years. He said it was interesting how you could see class art in a certain style and also see an artist completing the same style. I appreciated how much he talked to me to let me know what he liked and didn’t like. I noticed that he did not go onto any other blogs, but that was probably because I was asking about The Space Between.
Ms Evans Looking at "The Space Between"
Here is what I noticed about the way Ms Evans looked at the blog. She would read the posts in her head and do little mumbles once in a while. She was very interested in the blog. She did read some posts and then she went to visit our blogging neighbour, Huzzah!.
She went to Matthew’s blog
and read a post over there.
I asked some questions and here are the answers they gave:
1. What were your first impressions of the blog?
Mr. S: It’s pretty slick. I like all the different links.
Ms E: I like all the pictures. They got my attention.
2. What captured your attention on the blog?
Mr. S: The pictures and the different graphics.
Ms E: The pictures and the different posts.
3. What distracted you on the blog?
Mr. S: Nothing in particular, but blogs can be distracting.
Ms E: The different things that moved.
4. What suggestions do you have for us to improve on the blog?
Mr. S: I would have kids from other countries like Japan or other places in Asia.
Ms E: It could be a little more simpler.
5. If you could would you get a blog and what would you put on it?
Mr. S: Yes, I would and I would have lots of pictures and graphics.
Ms E: Yes, and I would have my students blog on it as well as just as a place to learn.
6. Did you enjoy going on this blog?
Mr. S: Yes, I loved it.
Ms E: Yes, it was fun.
As you can see, these are two very different teachers with completely different opinions on the blog.
If you want, maybe you could answer some of those questions and give us opinions of different things you like about this blog. We would appreciate your suggestions.
Challenge 10 – Have someone take a look at your blog and get his/her impression of the set up and content.