Visit and leave comments

Comment blog button - Please credit by linking to http://www.reviewconnection.co.ukAn easy week this week in the challenge. It is time to visit some Tasmanian class blogs listed on my sidebar here.

I suggest you check out 2/3 Moore, 4 BC and  4/5 Hortle – they also have student blogs attached to their blogs. Look for the heading Class Blogs.

Read a post and leave a quality comment.

Also check if you have been receiving any comments on your posts. Have you been replying to any questions that might be there? Your comments on your own blog will go straight through without a teacher moderating them so make sure they are good enough.

Two ways to find the comments on your blog:

  1. Go to your blog home page. Click on the title of a blog post that has comments. Now you should be able to see the comments and whether you have replied. Click on the reply button if you want to add more to the conversation. You don’t have to reply to every comment. Some don’t need any answer from you. Keep going back to your home page to find the next post with comments.
  2. Go to your dashboard> comments> all comments  You should now see all the comments left on any post of your blog. If there is a comment you want to leave an answer on then hover and click on reply underneath. Remember to click the big update button when finished that comment. The comment you have written will now be at the top of the list of comments. Using this method is more difficult if you have already left some comments on some posts.

Source for image: Creative Commons License sergio santos via Compfight

Comment: Did you find something interesting on the class blogs that gave you an idea for a post on your own blog?

Back to blogging

Hope you all enjoyed your two week holidays. While you have been swimming or fishing or visiting relatives, the student blogging challenge has been happening.

  • Week 1 was creating your comment or blog avatar and writing an About Me page
  • Week 2 was to watch a video about commenting and to leave a comment on the challenge post explaining what you learned or what other activities you completed from the challenge.
  • An extra activity was to add a visitor widget to your blog.

All these activities are also mentioned in the Work Completed page above the header.

So this weeks work:

  1. Make sure you have completed the week 1 and 2 activities,
  2. Add a visitor widget to your blog
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you have finished and what I need to mark off on the work completed page
  4. Make sure you have read any comments you have received and answer these comments. I know some students have had mentors leave comments already.

Once all this is done, then have a look at Week 3 of the challenge. This is a fun two weeks where you get to do things with images and videos.

Start commenting

Previous work:

Have you finished last week’s work about adding an image? Have you left a comment on my post? I asked:

Leave a comment:

What was the hardest part about adding an image to your blog post? Why do you think it is important to add an image of some sort?

This week’s work

What makes a great comment?

Here is a video made by a group of grade 3 students in Mrs Yollis’s class in California, USA. There is a link to her special photograph blog on the sidebar under global classes.

Now you have finished watching the video, I want you to visit at least three student blogs on the sidebar and also one of the student posters blogs. But you will need to be prepared first.

  1. Start a new post on your own personal blog
  2. The title will be something like Visiting blogs or Leaving comments
  3. Write three or four lines about what makes a great comment – get ideas from the video – save your draft
  4. Visit one blog and leave a fantastic comment – copy your comment and paste it in your post you have started writing – mention whose blog you left the comment on – save draft
  5. Now visit two more student blogs and do the same – comment – copy comment, paste in post – mention blog again, save draft again
  6. Visit a student poster
  7. Find a great post you would like to comment on
  8. Leave a comment – copy comment and paste in post mentioning blog and post you commented on – save draft

You should now have a great post about commenting.

  1. Add your category –  blogging tips
  2. Add your tags –  comments, visiting

Here are some examples of posts written by other students learning about commenting

Jena – leaving comments and writing a post

Thanumi – how to leave a comment and commenting guidelines video she created

You have two weeks to get this post done. If you finish early then check the Work Completed to see what else you can do.

 

All about commenting

Have you seen this great video by the grade 3 students in Mrs Yollis’  class in California? If not, watch it before doing the rest of the activities.

Today you are going to go out and leave great quality comments on each others blogs. But first check out this fantastic post by Jennifer, who wrote about some comments she left.

  • Why are her comments quality comments?
  • What has she included at the end of each comment? Why?

Now it is your turn.

1.  Visit each others blogs and leave comments on at least three of them.

Luka, Seth, Zachariah – all from this online classroom – check the sidebar for the links

Jason, Monique, Sarah, Travis, Chelsea, Shaun – from Mr Samphier’s class which is linked on the sidebar of this blog

2.  Now write a post showing the comments you left.

Make sure you include a link to the actual post where you left the comment.

3. Leave a comment on this post about commenting.

  • Do you enjoy it?
  • Was it easy to find 3 posts to comment on?

Each of you now can moderate your own comments left on your blog. If there is a number in the comment icon in the black bar at the top of your blog, then you know someone has left a comment.