Academic Oriented Comments Related to the content of the post. Continuing a conversation started in the post or in other comments. Connected to content learned or discussed in the classroom. Challenges someone’s point of view. Add something to the author’s post in form of a : link connection idea reminder new perspective
Commenting Starters This made me think about……. I wonder why……. Your writing made me form an opinion about……. This post is relevant because……. Your writing made me think that we should……. I wish I understood why……. This is important because……. Another thing to consider is……. I can relate to this……. This makes me think of……. I discovered……. I don’t understand……. I was reminded that……. I found myself wondering……. ( from Youth Radio blog Netiquette- which in turn was adapted from Excellence and Imagination
Modeling Good Comment Practices http://educational-blogging.wikispaces.com/How+To+Teach+Commenting+Skills
Blog Starters Your favorite idiom Learning is like… There are a lot of ways to … My tip of the day is… For those who don’t know already … Thought it would be fun to share … Have you ever tried to figure out why … I’m thoroughly impressed with …
More Ideas for Blog posts Continuing Stories Vocabulary studies “I have always wondered…” Study Hints Recipes for success Upper/Lower Level School Buddies Current Events Report from a long weekend Role Playing- write from another persons or objects perspective Describe your neighborhood/community tour with picture. Book reviews/recommendations.Each student required to contribute a different book recommendation.
Participate inBlogging Challenges Student Blogging Challenge http://theedublogger.com/tag/student-blogging-challenge/ 30 Days to Be a Better Bloggerhttp://30d2bbb.pbworks.com/ Comment Challenge (2008)http://commentchallenge.wikispaces.com/ Grow your own PLN
Give your Students an Authentic Worldwide Audience.
Read other Classroom Blogs Mrs. Kuhr’s Blog Alice Project All Saints Languages Blog Billings Middle School Tech Class Blog Borman Blogging Class 4OQ’s Blog Creative Voice East Dragon Den English With Rosa Extreme Biology Fab4@Work Forrester High School Int 2 Info Systems Gelincik Grubu Griffin Science – 8th Grade Huzzah! Intermediate English class blog Luce Semester 2009 Ka Tangi Hoki Ko Au Room 15 Blog Law Primary School East Lothian Primary 6 Blog MrCs Class Blog Mr McClung’s World Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog Ms Mourad’s Absolutely Sensational Learners Mrs Goerend’s Blog Planet Infinity Room 10 Grey Lynn School Room 18’s Learning Journey blog Room 231 Rumford Writers Saint Exupery 6 South Paris Collaborative Chat Tamaki Tales Tamaki Primary Blockbusters Technology in the Classroom The Greatest Middle School Blog in the World The Overlakes 6th Grade Blog The Skinny Think in English Watch Out! Edublog Awards 2009http://edublogawards.com/2009/best-class-edublog-2009/
Please notice our successes… As seen on http://huzzah.edublogs.org/