- We would love our school and wider community to follow our year level blogs and interact with them by posting comments. We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the learning showcased on our blog. Commenting is what makes our blogs come alive. It allows the opportunity to connect to a wide and authentic audience, and improve literacy skills. Please be sure to leave a comment if you visit our blog! We look forward to receiving and replying to your comments.
How to leave a comment…
- We ask parents who leave comments to please only use their first name if they do not wish to identify their child. Parents may choose to write something like ‘Chloe’s mum’ if they prefer.
- Students from Years 3 to 6 are able to post comments using their school email account. Younger students are able to post comments with their parent’s assistance and permission using their parent’s email address.
Leaving a comment is as simple as this…
- Click on the heading of the post you wish to comment on.
- Scroll down until you can see the “Leave a Comment” section.
- You will be asked for your name and email address/website (email and website is optional and will not be published).
- You will also need to write the “spam word”.
- Click “submit comment”.
- Your comment WILL NOT appear straight away. It is emailed to the teachers to check first. If your comment is okay it will soon appear on the blog!
Suggestions for leaving good quality comments…
- Compliment the writer in a specific way and end your comment with a question so that we have the opportunity to reply.
- Try to make a connection to the publisher by writing something that explains your interest in their blog post.
- Write in correct grammar (no text talk) as we are trying to model this with our students.
- Do not give away personal information in your comment as we are trying to teach the students this important lesson as they learn how to become safe cyber citizens.
We have researched the blogging comment tips that other schools are using and would like to thank Kathleen Morris from Leopold Primary School who has a fantastic blog that we have used to base many of our guidelines on.