Gigglepotz ~ Cool School Award

Our classroom blog has been recognised by a teacher resources web site. Our blog has been awarded the ‘Cool School Award’ for September. This is what had to say about our blog.

Visit this great class blog all the way from Adelaide, South Australia. Check out the Year 3 classroom and how they are using technology in their learning.

There are posts about Homework, Spelling, How to make a Blog, and lots more.

Read about the Student Blogging Challenge as well! Congratulations to Mr. Baldock and his 3rd graders in Australia for winning the ‘Cool School’ Award for September 2010.

To see the article on their web site follow this link

Creating a Blockquote

I had a question recently from a teacher on how you go about including a ‘Blockquote’ in your posts. Below are some simple instructions on how to do this within WordPress.


How we created our class avatars

Student Blogging Challenge Week 2

2. As a class, put together a post, movie or slideshow including your avatars.

Miss W Student Blogging Challenge

When setting up our classroom blog, creating our personal avatars was one of the first things we did. We used ‘My Avatar Editor‘, pictured below.


As you can see it creates an avatar very familiar to most students that have used the Wii. All the students in my class were able to create their own avatar, upload and crop it independently. Below is a slide show of what we all created.

Our New Blog Avatar

MrBaldocksClassBlogWell it’s the second week of the ‘Student Blogging Challenge’ and one of this weeks challenges is to create an avatar for your blog or yourself. Creating our personal avatars was one of the first things we did when we created our classroom blog (there will be a post coming about how we went about creating our personal avatars). Creating a blog avatar was one thing that I had neglected to do. Thanks to the challenge here it is above right.

Student Blogging Challenge: Why Students and Classes should visit our blog.

Our class is taking part in the ‘Student Blogging Challenge’. Part of the challenge required us to reflect on why students and classes should visit our blog. Well I turned this over to the students. The students had to come up with some answers to the following questions and email their responses to me. This is a selection of some of the things the students came up with……..

Why is our blog interesting?

Our blog is interesting, because we have a theme and it shows work that we have done. We can make comments on any work.


Our blog is interesting, because there are fun links on it .


It’s interesting, because you can see slide shows of what we have done in class.


What do we post about?

We post about everything. We have posted about playing hacky sack, our artwork,  Japanese lessons, tennis lessons, Grandparents and special friend’s day, raising money for the Pakistan floods and about the Sun Bears.


We post about what we have been doing in our class and what we’ve been learning. We also post about what we have been doing out of the classroom.


We post about our work, sport and holidays.


What can people learn from reading our blog?

They can learn how to learn their nine times tables.


People can learn what is happening to the Sun Bears.


Our parents can find out what we are doing at school.


Penguin Jump Multiplication

Up to 4 players can try to get their penguin back to the homeland first.  You can play other players online or against the computer. Players jump on the iceberg that has the correct answer to the multiplication problem. It certainly forces you to think quick, but get the wrong answer and you are in the drink!

I have added a link to this game on the ‘Students’ page as well.

Penguin Jump Multiplication