Writing a quality blog comment

Writing a quality blog comment takes practise.

Make a copy of Writing a Quality Comment: Our ideas and embed on your learning site.

Take time to co-construct success criteria for writing a quality blog comment with your learners.

Encourage your learners to consider and reference the slide deck they used to record their ideas.

Compare and contrast Writing a Quality Comment: Our ideas with the Manaiakalani Cybersmart Quality Comments

Smart Relationships: Writing a quality blog comment?

Use your computer to read your comments back to you - Read&Write for Google Chrome

Ask your Google Admin to push this out to Chromebooks

Writing a quality blog comment takes practise.

  • Use a Slide Deck or Google Doc to practise writing blog comments.

  • Learners copy and paste the link to the blog post they are writing a comment for on doc. This enables them and you to quickly locate the post from Google Drive.

  • Take time to share and compare comments i.e. Using Teacher Dashboard cast to classroom display, compare and contrast comments with commenting criteria.

  • Reference your usual classroom process for proof checking/editing writing.

  • Reference the graphic for publishing a blog comment. Learners copy and paste their comment from the slide to the blog when they are confident it is ready to share. Take time to ensure learners are confident with the actual process of publishing a blog comment.

  • Teachers can also copy and paste comments from learners' docs to the blog and publish on their behalf. This is helpful if your learners are starting out with 1:1 devices and may not have a Blog profile set up.

  • The Blog profile is usually set up when learners log in to their blog for the first time.

Recognising a blog comment of the week or month

Set up similar to blog post of the week

Invite learners to vote via a Google Form. Include success criteria as a dropdown and upload a screen grab from the blog in support or voters create and share a DLO on their blog in support of their nomination.

Commenting Resources:

You are invited to share on your class sites and blogs.

Ngā mihi nui - our team in Otaki have created and shared these blog comment sentence starters in te reo pakeha and te reo māori

Create a Commenting Card for Whānau

This support card is available to copy and personalise for your learners. Languages supported include English, Te Reo, and Niuean. Tongan and Samoan available shortly

Whānau Blogging Support Template

Instructions for download:

Downloaded files can be shared digitally or printed

Thanks to Karen Belt : Whānau Blogging Support

Sentence Starters ( Kelsey @ Urū Manuka)

CyberSmart Commenting License Template Made By Laura Walters YMS.pdf