What is our online global audience?
It is sometimes hard for children to see how global their work can spread. Throwing numbers around doesn't always enthuse the children to carry on blogging. Over the past week I have tried a little experiment to try and give the children a visual picture of the global audience available through sharing work online.
Just over a week ago, two classes from my school made their own versions of the latest internet meme - Harlem Shake. Here was our effort:
I then provided the children with a blank world map:
If this is how many people watched you dance for 30 seconds imagine how many would read a story? 100 word challenge? or more?
Most blogs have tools that will show maps of where visitors have come from, Clustrmaps for example. I chose to use the video as I hoped it would be able to give us a quick and concise picture of the potential audience by using a popular and current trend. The idea was to inspire the children to blog and I believe it has definitely served that purpose well. It also provided the children with a great opportunity to learn about different countries around the world.
Thanks to @SimonHaughton who managed to record the part of the show where we were featured: