In this week 2 challenge students are asked to think about what it means to comment on blog posts. I’ve found a few articles on the subject that might be of interest to readers.
- How to write great blog comments by Mack Collier. I particularly like his suggestions of adding something to the conversation and knowing why you are commenting.
- Enquire – young people’s blog. Remember who’s reading the blog post. It’s good to know that comments are as public as the blog post.
- Teaching commenting skills and Teaching Commenting Skills. Think of commenting like writing a letter. It has a greeting, body and a closing.
- Youth Radio. I like the list of suggested comment starters.
I applaud the Student Blogging Challenge for bringing awareness to the importance of teaching commenting skills. I’ve started a Padlet to share ideas on what goes into making a good blog comment. Feel free to add your comments.