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Just Gotta Blog - A Mini-Unit for Teachers
This is a sample contract you can use with your students.
Note: Google's new Sites is an awesome tool for blogging. Make sure you cover Internet safety with your students prior to blogging. Common Sense Media is a great site from which to get creative commons materials on the subject.
Leaving Comments on a Blog
This is a Google Slides presentation that teaches students how to leave comment on a blog.
AKA provide appropriate feedback.
Content is based on a post by Darren Rowse at ProBlogger.com
GREAT blog to assist with blogging and comments. Joli states,
"Fortunately, there are quite a few apps that allow students to leave quality comments for instant feedback to classmates’ projects, work samples or blog responses. Timely feedback is extremely important for student learning. However, the quality of the feedback is equally as important.
We need to teach students HOW to leave quality feedback for their classmates in order for it to be effective. Simply stating, “Good job!” is not enough.
Students must learn to dig deeper and write comments that include some of the following:
Compliments: Praising the author for their ideas.
New Information: Connections, questions or new information not mentioned in the post.
Digital Citizenship: Students are quick to share personal information such as phone numbers, family details or thoughts about school. Or, they may be overly critical of their classmates. We must remember to teach students digital citizenship during our daily lessons.
Editing/Revising: The world of texting has definitely impacted the quality of digital responses. Students must spell-check and proofread before responding.
The following infographic may be helpful for teaching or revisiting key points.