Our classroom blog is a place for us to share our hard work and to continue discussions that we have started in class. Writing comments is an important part of that process. Students should be mindful of what they post to the Internet. With that in mind, there are a few guidelines I would like for them to follow.
- When you write on the blog, use your first name only. You may use your last initial but should never use your full name.
- Do not post your address, phone number, or email address on the blog.
- Never post comments that may hurt someone’s feelings or offend someone.
- Remember that blogging is about reading, thinking, and responding.
- Your comment should be on topic! If the post talks about volcanoes, please don’t write about how delicious chocolate is. We all agree that chocolate is delicious but that is not an appropriate place for that discussion. Please talk about volcanoes.
- You should write in complete sentences. You shouldn’t be saying things like “Hi guys! Bye!” Please write sentences such as “I think omnivore is a great animal word because it is a type of animal that eats both meat and vegetables.”
- Please use proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Remember that you only need one exclamation mark. You will get your point across when you say, “You did an amazing job!” You DO NOT need to say “You did an amazing job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” You would not do this on your writing in class, please do not write it this way on the blog.
- Remember to comment on other student's comments, and when you do to first type their name and a comma to address them. For example, "Kevin, I like how you said that you think that both hurricanes and tornados are dangerous, but hurricanes last longer causing more damage. I think that is true and so that may mean they are more dangerous."