More and more students are being invited and given access to online discussions, forums and comments on blogs. This is wonderful because the classroom walls are open and children have the freedom to make observations and remarks on other student’s posts. Consequently, it is important for teachers to train children in the ‘art’ of commenting. There are several rules of netiquette they need to follow. They have to understand that this is an extension of the classroom walls and that rules that they follow in the classroom cross over to their behaviour in online environments.
East Ardsley Primary School - Blogging Rules:
1. Our blogs are an extension of our classroom space.
2. Comments to others should be positive and encouraging.
3. Never EVER give out or record personal information on your blog. Don’t give out your phone number or home address.
4. Your username (or nickname) should be your first name only. Parents or family members who leave comments should also use first names or ‘Anna’s mum’.
5. Your blog is a public space. Be sure that anything you write is something you are proud of. Use correct grammar and punctuation and always check your spelling!
6. Never link to something you haven’t read.
How to write a quality blog comment:
1. Write your comment like a letter by including a greeting, content and a closing comment.
2. Always use correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and spacing.
3. Compliment the writer in a specific way, ask a question or add new information to the post.
4. Write a relevant comment that is related to the post.
5. Do not reveal any personal information about yourself in your comment.
6. Always read over the comment and edit before submitting.
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I really enjoy making posts on our class blog. Thanks Miss Speight for letting us go on and giving us them :-)
well done class 9 for making these blogs
I like class 9 blog