Evaluation of the Blogging Challenge
What post did I find most interesting?
The post that I found most interesting is the post by Carson about Deep Sea Creatures.
How often do I visit others blogs and comment?
I visit other blogs only during Sunday evenings but I don’t usually write comments. I make comments only where there is an activity related to commenting or if they have interesting topics that I like.
What did I learn during the Blogging Challenge?
I learned many things during the blogging challenge such as:
I visit it several times during the week to see if my blog or my friends’ blogs are there or to comment on others.
What is the most important thing I learned during the blogging challenge?
The most important thing I learned is how to comment properly and how to research and give attribution to facts and pictures.
The 2017 Student Blogging Challenge is fun and challenging. It helps students learn how to make blogs and posts them on the web. It also helps students come together in the internet to socialize safely and meet new friends. The Blogging Challenge is also a fun way to interact with students around the world.
Evaluation of the Blogging Challenge
How many Blog posts did I make?
I made 30 post during this year 2017 Blogging Challenge. It was kind of hard making some of those posts such as the HTML inserting and the Java script embedding.
How many comments did I receive from students and teachers overseas?
In all, I received 19 comments from both teachers and students from different countries. They sent me interesting and nice comments saying that my post was nice and that they thank me for introducing new things such as facts and applications such as Biteable.
Which of my post received the most number of comments?
The post which received the most number of comments was my post on the topic about “Child labor”. I think it was because the topic that I had chosen for the post was very interesting and sad reality. Child labor is also a very large problem happening in the whole world and I think that many people want to do something about it.
Which blog post did you enjoy writing and why did you enjoy it?
The post that I enjoyed writing the most is about the “History of Airplanes” for Week 9. I enjoyed writing about it because I have a large interest about planes ever since I was 5 or 6 until now. The research about the facts for the post gave me more knowledge about airplanes and how they had evolved from propeller to jet.
How many Widgets do you have? Is it too many or to less?
In all, I have only two widgets. The two widgets that I have is the revolver globe which was introduce by Ms. W in the student blogging challenge website. The next one is the Flag counter which counts how many people visit my blog and what country they are from. I think that I already have enough widgets for my blog page.
How many overseas students do you have in your blogroll?
I have three overseas student in my blogroll. Their names are Austin, Carson and Cristian. One of my favorites is Carson’s blog. I made a post about Carson’s blog which was about animals that live in the deep.
Which web tools did you use to show creativity to your blog?
The two web tools are Biteable and Slideshow Maker. I use these two tools to make videos such as the video for the “History of Planes” and “Commenting Guidelines”. I prefer to use Biteable because it is much easier to use to make videos. I can also recommend PowToon for those who want to add more animation in their videos.
Did you change blog themes at all and why?
I have chosen the theme which is aircraft and I still haven’t changed it. I didn’t change it because I really like planes and I want to keep looking at the picture of it. The theme was a P51 Mustang.
How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?
For the posts based on school, I did 3 posts. For posts related to my interests, I did a total of 10 posts. For the posts which were set by the Blogging Challenge, I did 17 posts. In all I made 30 posts for the 2017 Student Blogging Challenge.
Evaluation from my aunt
1. What were your first impression of this blog?
2. What captured your attention?
3. What distracted you on the blog?
4. What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?
THE MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP
From Carson's Blog
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I like the post that Carson made about creatures that live beneath the Challenger Deep area – the deepest known point in the Earth's seabed. I am most interested about the animals that I have never heard before such as the Frilled Shark, Atlantic Wolf Fish Pair and the Six Gilled Shark. I like the part where Carson mentioned the Giant Spider Crab because I have seen a BBC documentary before and I saw that it fed on the carcass of a dead Sperm whale. It was also interesting that the crab can live up to 100 years old. I never knew that before.
I like going back to Carson’s post because it has interesting facts about deep sea creatures like the giant Japanese Spider crab which is 3.7 meters long. I am wondering how much they weigh or whether they can be eaten and how to cook them in a pot. I also wonder what the tube worms eat since he did not mention it in his blog.
Due to my interest, I also did some research about animals that live in the deep. I learned that different kind of sharks can dive only at certain depths in the ocean. There are sharks that can live only within the sunlit areas or Euphotic zones. This zone is up to 660 feet deep. Some examples of sharks that live in the Euphotic zones are Gray Nurse shark, Bull shark, Great Hammerhead shark, Whale shark, Galapagos shark and Salmon shark.
Another group of sharks can dive up to the Twilight or Disphotic Zone. This zone is from 660 down to 3,300 ft. Some examples of shark that can dive up to this zone are the Tiger shark, Blue shark, Great White shark, Goblin shark, Greenland shark and the Pacific Sleeper shark.
The deepest zone that a shark can dive is the Midnight or the Aphotic zone. This is the depth lower than 3,300 feet. Some examples of shark that can dive up to this level are the Filled shark that can dive up to a depth of 4,200 feet. The only known shark that can dive up to maximum depths of 12,100 feet is the Portuguese Dogfish shark. I wonder how it can overcome the very high pressure down there.
Here are some of the links to Carson’s other post.
Image 1: Awesome Stories Image 2: Wikipedia Image 3: Wikipedia
Image 4: Wikipedia Image 5: Wikipedia Image 6: Space.com
Image 7: Space.com Image 8: Wikipedia Image 9: Wikipedia
Image 10: Wikipedia Image 11: Wikipedia Image 12: Business Insider
A BRIEF HISTORY OF AIRPLANES
Today, I will write about a topic I like the most - airplanes!
When I was 2 and 1/2 years old, my mom bought me the book “Wheels and Wings”. Since then, I began to love airplanes and tried to read a lot about its development. Do you wonder how planes evolved from what they are today?
The first powered aircraft was invented by Wilbur and Orville Wright in 1903 in a bicycle shop in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It was called the ‘‘Wright Flyer’’. This glider aircraft flew only 59 seconds and was difficult to control.
The next notable aircraft invented was the “Fokker Spin” in 1910. It was built by a Dutch engineer named Anthony Fokker. After his success, he founded an aircraft factory and began developing planes for the German Army. This started the development of war planes such as the Wright Model D of the US Army in 1912 and the Sopwith Strutter of the British RAF in 1914.
What about passenger airplanes? The world’s first passenger airplane using a winged aircraft is the Airboat Line which began flying between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida in 1914. The sea plane was made of wood, fabric and wire and did not have wind shield. It flew not more than 50 feet above the water so passengers have to deal with strong wind and water spraying in their faces. Do you know that the first and only passenger of this aircraft on its first flight paid $400 at that time which is equivalent to $10,000 today? For the next flights, the airfare was only $5 per person and tickets were immediately sold out 16 weeks before scheduled flight.
Between 1920 and 1930, big progress was made in the field of aviation. One of the most successful airplane designs in this period is the Douglas DC-3. It was the first airliner to be profitable carrying passengers and started the era of passenger airline service as we have today.
After World War II, there was great progress in airline service since many pilots and aircrafts were available from the military for passenger airlines. From mostly propeller aircrafts, the development of passenger jet planes started in 1952 with a jetliner called “de Havilland DH 106 Comet”. It was the world’s first commercial jetliner.
Beginning in 1960, more efficient engines have become available and Concorde started the first supersonic passenger service. Supersonic means the airplane is travelling faster than the speed of sound. In later years, the use of powerful computers, global positioning system and satellite communication have significantly improved airplane capabilities.
In June 21, 2004, “SpaceShipOne” became the first aircraft to make a spaceflight making it possible for very rich people to travel into space.
The development of airplanes have gone a long way since Wright brothers invented the first air craft in a bicycle shop. In the future, I expect that people can buy tickets to travel to the moon or Mars. The movies I have been watching are slowly becoming a reality!
Hi! My name is Vince. I like cars and planes. I have a family dog named Kobe and a cat named Fluff-ball. Click here to know more about me.
Student Blogging Challenge 2017