Thank you for participating in the blog survey! The results are IN. Here is what I learned from surveying you...
- Almost 75% have participated in blogging
- Everyone except for a few people would be ready to post comments each week
- There is an equal split of people who like learning in the classroom, online, or who don't care.
Have you ever raised your hand to speak in class? Commenting on a blog is the exact same thing. If you wouldn’t say it in class, DON’T say it on the blog!
The purpose of commenting is to communicate. We will comment a lot: on videos, posts, pictures, etc. We comment to learn, to express our opinions, to tell stories, use humor, and share our thinking. Remember, you are trying to engage the blogger in a conversation! Here is some advice on quality commenting:
Think about your digital privacy:
- Don’t use your full name.
- Leave off your home email, your street address, phone number, or school name.
- Don’t share specifics of your daily routines that involve time and location (ie where & when your soccer practice is)
Think about the tone of your comment:
- Be polite, friendly, and encouraging.
- Have some humor, but be careful with sarcasm.
- It is okay to disagree, but don’t be rude about it; acknowledge that you disagree, explain why, and give constructive (helpful) feedback.
- Keep your comment on topic and make sense. Say something about the original post.
- Don’t say random stuff or get really silly.
- Be more formal than you would in real life, but not stuffy.
- Avoid texting shortcuts like u for you and l8r for later, and only use one emoticon if you need to.
- Sometimes add a question at the end to keep the conversation going.
- Try to fix your spelling mistakes: use www.dictionary.com if you are unsure how to spell something or draft it in Word first.
- Use capitals in the right places: people’s names, places, the beginning of a sentence, and on “I” –no evil i’s. All capitals is like yelling.
- Punctuate properly: period at the end of a sentence, space after a period, comma, or end bracket. One “!” will do: you don’t need a string of exclamation marks.
- Remember, you are putting your best self forward. Be intelligent with your comments.
Look CLOSELY at the 2 pictures below.
1.) What are the people doing in the pictures?
2.) Do you think these posters are advertisements? If so, what do you think they are selling?
3.) Take a guess as to what "Das Leben ist zu kurz fur den falschen Job." means.
4.) If you were designing another version of this, what would it look like?
See you at school,