Task #5 in the Education.au BlogFest asks us to focus on giving visitors something to do, i.e. letting them participate in an activity on your blog.
It is not always easy to embed an activity in your blog - many of the activities send people off to external sites. So I've got an example of each.
First of all here is something i created about the BlogFest at Xtranormal.
Hopefully you will be able to see it below (just click on the little red arrow if you can) - otherwise see it online here.
The second activity definitely takes you off to an external site but I am sure you will enjoy it.
Just click on the image for transportation by my magic carpet.
The game is actually a promo for Quebec’s Musee de la Civilisation for their Egyptian exhibition open April 2009-April 2010. The participant can take part in 3 games related to funerary rites, and learn additional information.
Interestingly you play the games before reading any text (although you can choose to read information first), and you can re-try each game until you get it right. I think as a learning object it works very well. In terms of using it in a lesson to engage it is not too long, and would fit the bill for most students.
How did you enjoy these activities?