As a follow up to the series Stepping it Up: Learning About Blogs FOR your Students, I would like to crowdsource more samples of blog posts and comments for teachers to practice recognizing, evaluating and assessing various levels of quality work.
A meme might be a good way to get the ball rolling.
Wikipedia defines a Meme as:
A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.
Quality Blogging and Commenting Audit Meme
In order to gather more audit samples from a large variety of age groups and authors, I challenge you to publish a blog post with a post or comment audit.
- Select a blog post or blog comment to audit (Professional or Student)
- Take a screenshot or copy and past the post or comment into your blog post (be sensitive whether you want to reveal any names or references)
- Include or link to the rubric you use to assess the quality of post or comment
- Audit the post or comment by describing your train of thought regarding the level of quality you would assess your chosen post or comment
- Suggest how you would coach the author of audited post or comment to improve
- Tag (at least) three educators and challenge them to audit a post or comment
- Leave a comment with the link to your audit post on Langwitches
If you have not been tagged, please feel free to jump in, write and link your own audit blog post.
Looking forward to their quality blogging audits