Comment Challenge Day 29- Comment Guide for Students

Day 29: Write a Commenting Guide for Students

Most of the Challenge participants work in some kind of learning and education capacity, so today’s task from Silvia Tolisano is geared toward helping your students be better commenters. Silvia suggests writing an age-appropriate guide to commenting. What goes into it is up to you. How you communicate it is up to you. You may want to play around with audio or video. You might want to try using VoiceThread . You could also make writing the guide a collaborative process using a wiki or by having students reply in comments to a series of questions. If you decide to write the guide yourself, share it in a blog post. If you decide to use a more collaborative approach, describe how you’d do it in a blog post.

Looks like I was the one who suggested this taks, since I needed an official "get going" in writing a guide for my students about blogging and commenting.

Here is a short and simple guide for my elementary age school students.

  • Acknowledge the author of the blog post.
  • Let the author know if you agree with him/her and why.
  • It is also ok to disagree with something, just let the author know why you feel that way.
  • One word comments are not very useful. Writing just "cool" or "nice" are not very helpful and don’t let the author of the blog post really know what you are thinking.
  • Always make sure you follow "netiquette". Think if it is appropriate BEFORE you hit the submit button.
  • Always be polite . It does not matter if you agree or disagree with what you are reading in a blog. Don’t write anything you would be ashamed of saying to someone’s face. Don’t hurt somebody’s feelings.