Student Blogs and Commenting Skills

Every student in Mr. Salsich’s class now has their own blog! You can visit the home page for student blogs here.

To get us started on blogging and commenting, we did a “Paper Blog” activity.  Each of us wrote, typed, and printed a rough draft of our first blog post and then decorated it with a border.

Paper Blog

Paper Blog

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Then we walked around and left comments on the blogs using sticky notes. 

Posting comments

Posting comments

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We talked a lot about how to leave a quality comment.

A comment should keep the conversation and the learning going. We don’t want to write “dead-end” comments that just say things like “Cool!”  These are dead-end comments because they are hard to respond to and they don’t open the conversation up.

Instead, we want to write “highway” comments that keep the conversation going and maybe take the post in new directions. Highway comments may have questions, connections, or suggestions in them. And they definitely have specific details and clear, correct writing.

Here is a link to a document with more tips for leaving a great comment.

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Below is a slide show of some of our paper blogs and us commenting on them:

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Please check out our student blogs, and leave one of us a “highway” comment! We will be sure to reply back!

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What did you think of our paper blog activity?

What are some things you can include in your comment to be sure it is a “highway” comment?

What else should you be sure to do when leaving a comment on someone else’s blog?