OUR BLOGGING CHALLENGE FOR THIS WEEK.
The challenge for this week includes four possibilities as you can see. If you would like to try numbers 1 or 2, you can use the guidelines which we already have on our blog.
Task 1: Making Comments
- Miaomiao included a cute comic where a dolphin and turtle learn about quality commenting.
- Mrs. Yollis made a wonderful infographic using Canva and Bitmoji to share her expectations for quality comments.
- “Dr. Hagle” and “Sarah Gold” used Puppet Pals to explain quality commenting using a Fairy BLOGmother!
- Rajyashori used emojis to explain her commenting guidelines.
- Brenton used some specific examples of what makes a good comment.
- Karl explained a great “3 C and a Q” approach to commenting.
Task 2: How To Comment
Many themes and blogging platforms have different ways to leave a comment.
You might need to click on the title of the post, or click on a number in a circle, or click on the words “Leave a comment”.
This task involves writing a page (or post) for your blog explaining how to leave a comment.
You could write it as a set of steps or perhaps create a video showing what to do.
How to make your own video
- You can use a free Chrome extension called Screencastify to make a video.
- Loom is a favourite tool for making screencast videos.
- If you use an iPad you can make a screencast without any special app. Tony Vincent shows us how to do that in this graphic…
Task 4: Comment On Other Blogs
We know the benefits of commenting, so let’s leave some comments!
- Find three or four blogs you’d like to leave a comment on. Check out the list of participants for whom you can make comments and give feedback. These are the lists of students and classes who have submitted a task so far.
- Leave a quality comment on one post on the blogs you choose to visit.
- Write a post for our blog mentioning who you visited, which post you left a comment on and why, then include the comment you left. Include a link to the blogs you commented on too. Hint: make sure you copy the comment or take a screenshot before you hit the submit button.
- Figgy wrote a post telling us about the comments she left on other blogs and included the links.
- 12th grader Rheinhard reflected on commenting in this well-written post.
- Rajyashori from India shared some of the great comments she left on various blogs in this reflective post.
- Ms. Blessings’ grade two/three students shared some examples of the comments they left during the last challenge.
- Julien visited three student blogs and shared screenshots and links in his post.