Blogging Guidelines

Thank you for visiting our blog!  Please follow these guidelines for leaving comments on our blog.  We are learning how to be responsible, safe bloggers.

  1. Students’ work will be identified by first name.
  2. All comments should be made by first name only
  3. Parents who are leaving a comment are asked not to use their last name either.  Please sign your name as “Tom’s mom” or “Angie’s mom”.
  4. All the comments submitted must be approved by Mrs. Amri before they will be posted
  5. Comments should be written in a “friendly letter” format with attention to spelling and punctuation.
  6. Read the previous comments and try not to repeat what was said.  Add to the conversation.

I have borrowed this information from Mrs. Yollis’ class as they are experienced bloggers. Thank you to Mrs. Yollis!

How to Compose a Quality Comment

Content is key:

In Mrs. Yollis’ class, they evaluate blog comments.  A one-point comment is a general comment that doesn’t add very much to the post. Example: I like your blog. Please visit mine! two-point comment adds something to the comment conversation. A commenter might compliment the writer in a specific way or add new information. Another idea is to make a connection. Maybe the post reminds you of an experience that you’ve had. Share that connection!  Try to end your comment with a relevant question. That way, an interesting conversation can develop.

Here is a video made by Mrs. Yollis’ students about How to Compose a Quality Comment!  It offers tips to help you take your comments to the next level.

You can also watch this BrainPop Jr. video on “Blogs” and “Internet Safety” under the category “Technology”

7 Responses to Blogging Guidelines

  1. Nevin's Dad says:

    Thank you for making your blog comment guidelines concise and easy to understand. I especially liked Mrs. Yollis’ fun and informative video. Isn’t it cool that their video creation is being ‘passed forward’ to jump start our class blog? I look forward to reading and participating in some great discussions.

    • admin says:

      Dear Nevin’s Dad,

      Thank you for being the first parent to make a comment on our blog. I am happy to hear that you read through the guidelines and that they were easy to understand. I appreciate your feedback as we work on improving our class blog and our blogging skills.

      From, Mrs. Amri

    • admin says:

      Dear Nevin’s Dad,

      Well, I must say I am thrilled to begin this type of learning together with families. You prompted me to find a plug-in for comment reply notification, so I am hoping that you are going to now be notified that I am replying once again to your comment. Thanks for the feedback.

      From, Mrs. Amri

  2. Aila says:

    Dear Ms. Amri,
    I love being in your class this year. I hope you teach 3rd grade next year so I can be in your class again.

    • admin says:

      Dear Aila,
      Thank you for reading the Blogging Guidelines page! You are the first one to do that and comment. Bravo! Keep exploring different parts of the blog. There are many great links for you to enjoy.
      From, Mrs. Amri

  3. Raechel says:

    I liked all the stuff that is on your blog. You have some really good videos on there. I learned a good lesson about not talking with strangers online. It reminded me about being careful when talking to someone that I don’t know. I was wondering how do you make blogs?
    From, Raechel

    • admin says:

      Dear Raechel,
      Thanks for your comment. You are correct that you should never be writing to strangers online. The teachers and classes we connect with teach their students about being good digital citizens and so it is safe for us to connect with each other. That is a great thing. I will teach you how to create your own blog when we have practiced using our class blog.
      From, Mrs. Amri

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