What is a quality blog comment?

How will you engage your learners with blogs and blog comments? 

Begin by identifying regular opportunities for your learners to read blog posts and comments by:

Collaborating to create a comment in response to a blog post 

Empower 1:1 learners to confidently navigate to a range of blogs and identify elements of a blog post on their device.

Smart Learners are empowered to

Engaging learners with blogs and blog commenting as early as possible will empower them to connect with the purpose of blogging and  the elements of quality blog comments.

Provide multiple opportunities for learners to connect with vocabulary in meaningful contexts 

Smart Relationships: What is a quality blog comment?

The Slide Deck includes multiple opportunities for learners to engage with the elements of a quality comment.

Make a copy of this Slide Deck. Identify a selection of quality blog comments from either class, individual or cluster blogs and add hyperlinks  to your copy of the slide.  Share your copy for your learners on your learning site. 

Looking for blog posts with comments? Browse the Summer Learning Journey blog posts for examples.

Select quality comments which demonstrate our blog commenting criteria

Identify opportunities to harness quality blog commenting in different learning areas and to support self and peer assessment e.g.

Involve parents, families, and whānau in their children's learning.

If learners have their own blog they are able to comment on blogs using their device. Use a copy or repurpose the Slide Deck to enable learners to identify the elements of a quality blog post.

Create sets of printable cards which include a selection of vocab that learners can harness to practise creating quality comments e.g. 

Use printable cards to practise creating comments collaboratively, mix and match, reading aloud.

Encourage learners to contribute additional sentence starters and vocabulary

Repurpose and design your own e.g.

Build a Blog Comment  by Cam @ Kootuitui

CT - Scratch Blog Commenting by Mark @ Te Ara Tūhura

We need to learn to recognise a quality comment if we are to write and respond in kind.