Posted by Miss W. on March 19, 2012
Many of you are now starting to visit blogs of classmates or your class blog. Some of you have ventured out and visited students overseas taking part in the student blogging challenge or classes that are also taking part.
What type of comments are you leaving?
- Check out this post and video from Mrs Yollis’ grade 3 students about how to write a quality comment.
- This teacher created a glogster poster about commenting.
- Check out how these students are carrying conversations through great comments. Max and Abbey, Ethan and Clarissa, Jack and Abbey, Lily and Colton
Are you going to accept all comments?
- Some comments you receive are actually spam – Nike shoes, handbags, essay dissertations etc Often these comments will have a link in them directing you to a website where they want you to buy something.
- Other spam comments often have facebook.com or google.com or yahoo.com in the email address. Sometimes these comments make sense but they will often have a spelling error and they usually have nothing to do with the post you have written.
- Make sure you don’t approve these type of comments but click spam instead.
- Some people might leave a comment like ‘Wutsup?’ – this would go in the trash.
- Some students who don’t know about quality comments might say ‘This is a cool blog. Please visit my blog at ……’ This would also go in the trash. Or maybe you visit their blog first and thank them for leaving a comment on yours but mention it was not acceptable as it didn’t relate to the post.
In your profile, have you included your user name and your class or own blog URL? Before leaving a comment on another blog that is the same platform as you eg Edublogs, Blogger, make sure you are signed into the blog. This way you won’t have to fill in lots of information when leaving a comment. Will also mean the owner of the blog you commented on will only have to click on your name or avatar and they will be directed straight to your blog.
Your job this week is to visit at least 10 different blogs in your team. One member of the team is to keep a list in Word of the blogs you visited and the comment you left. Your responsibility is to leave a quality comment on the blog, copy what you wrote and put in an email for the person keeping the list.
This is an example:
I went to Kids in the Mid and I left a comment on the commenting post. I said,
Dear Miss W,
I really enjoyed watching that video the grade 3 students made. Could we make one to put on our class blog?
♥ John ♥