This a place you can use to remind your audience (and yourself) about how to make purposeful comments.
*Keep your commenting guidelines simple with a list of 5 – 10 guidelines
Here are some suggestions…..
How to Leave a Quality Comment (Jarrod’s Awesome Blog)
How to Comment (Abi’s Blog)
Commenting Rules! (Teegan’s Terrific Blog)
Quality Commenting (4KJ @ Leopold Primary School)
Mrs Hammon’s Class Blog Commenting Guidelines (Grade 3)
Huzzah’s Commenting Guidelines (Grade 5/6)
from Edublogs Student Blogging Challenge (Week 3: Let’s Visit and comment
What makes a good comment?
- Check out this post and video from Mrs Yollis’ grade 3 students about how to write a quality comment.
- This teacher created a glogster poster about commenting.
- Check out how these students are carrying conversations through great comments. Max and Abbey, Ethan and Clarissa, Jack and Abbey, Lily and Colton
How can I get visitors to leave comments?
- Have you written some great posts that your visitors would love to read then comment on?
- Have you shown family members your blog? Teach them how to leave a comment.
- Have you visited lots of other student blogs and left a quality comment?
- Have you written a post that includes a question at the end, so your readers can answer in a comment?
- Check out these student posts about commenting: Alexandra, Alexandra2, Challenge 8 of Daniela, Jarrod’s video tips, Jake, Jose, Hannah,
- Check out these class posts: Mrs Goucher, Shirley’s6th grade, Another from Shirley’s class,
Are you going to accept all comments?
- Some comments you receive are actually spam – Nike shoes, handbags, essay dissertations etc Often these comments will have a link in them directing you to a website where they want you to buy something.
- Other spam comments often have facebook.com or google.com or yahoo.com in the email address. Sometimes these comments make sense but they will often have a spelling error and they usually have nothing to do with the post you have written.
- Make sure you don’t approve these type of comments but click spam instead.
- Some people might leave a comment like ‘Wutsup?’ – this would go in the trash.
Some students who don’t know about quality comments might say ‘This is a cool blog. Please visit my blog at ……’ This would also go in the trash. Or maybe you visit their blog first and thank them for leaving a comment on yours but mention it was not acceptable as it didn’t relate to the post.
DON’T FORGET ….