Today we continue our series on how to make connections online.
Blogging is a way for educators to share their thinking, their learning and their practice. When we read a blog, and something resonates with us, we can start a conversation by leaving a comment on a blog.
Bloggers often set comments so that they will not appear until the blogger has had an opportunity to read and approve the comment first, so don’t be frustrated if you can’t see your comment on the blog right away. This is a way to prevent spam from being posted on the blog.
Resources: Day 15: Commenting on Blogs
In particular, check out the student created list of success criteria for blog comments.
This screencast features the connecting by video work done on Tuesday night. Keep in mind that our final task for May will be creating a similar video where we ask you about “What is Your Next?”, and this will be our submission to the K12 Online Conference in 2015.
This screencast includes some brief learning about commenting on blogs.
Challenge: Take some time to read student blogs and make a valuable comment for their learning. Some examples can be found on Comments4Kids, Kathy Cassidy’s Class Blog, Karen Lirenman’s class, or ask on Twitter for some links to class blogs.
Then, take some time to read and comment on an educator blog. Links can be found on both margins of this page.