In my opinion, our students are expert commenters. This week is our chance to share those skills. Pick ONE or TWO activities from the list below.
Activity 1: Leave a comment on SUE’s post.
Each week the best posts published in the Student Blogging Challenge are featured in our Flipboard magazine.
To check your posts we need you to leave a comment with a link to your post on this blog whenever you finish a weekly activity.
So your first activity is to practice leaving a comment below with a link to your post for an activity you’ve completed this week or last week. If you have already commented last week, you don’t have to do this unless you have a new post you want Miss W to read. PS I have 95 comments to read at the moment that were posted overnight when I was asleep in Australia.
Here is an example from Ayla last week:
Hi Ms. W,
I have just finished this week’s blogging challenge by uploading my avatar and making my about me page! Here is the link: http://aylaz13.edublogs.org/about-me/
So far blogging I have enjoyed creating my blog and I hope to get lots of comments
Activity 2: Practicing commenting on a class blog – our school blogs are here
Remember to include the URL of your blog. If you do this, write a short pst about the blog(s) you visited and include a copy of your comment.
Activity 3: Write a post, create a video or create a poster about commenting.
Might be tips to get more visitors, guidelines for acceptable comments on your blog, examples of good and bad comments – think outside the square. Remember you don’t have to approve all comments. It is your blog; send some to the trash and if it is a company trying to get you to visit their blog to buy something, then label it as spam.
Here are some links to commenting guidelines written by students and classes. Class in New Zealand, grade 11/12 class in USA, Huzzah class blog in Canada, Abbey has a blogging guideline page, Mrs Allen created a poster about commenting, WarriorKat uses lots of visuals in her guidelines, Sophie had a great post, the Blogging Frogs have some great tips, Emmecreated a powtoon on commenting , Darcey write about commenting, Kyndal wrote about how to comment, Rachel wrote her own guidelines
Activity 4: Visit other student or class blogs
Visit 4 other blogs on the lists
Leave a quality comment on one post on each blog. Might be the About Me page or another post you found interesting.
Write a post on your blog mentioning who you visited, which post you left a comment on and why, then include the comment you left. Hint: make sure you copy the comment before you hit the submit button.