One of the major features of a blog is the ability to comment. Since blogs are published and organized in a chronological order, the latest news is always on top and commenting allows readers in a community to participate and have conversations around relevant issues sharing advice, opinions, or useful links. This makes blogs more social and interactive adding a forum or discussion board like feature to all content published versus the old traditional websites where it is one way discussion-the writer informing the reader.
To comment on this blog simply click on the comment link on the bottom of each post.
A screen will come up that looks like this :
Type your comment in the box
Then click on Anonymous.
(We are using Anonymous because, I don't want you giving out your name our your email address)
Finally click on "Publish Your Comment"
Your comment will not be published immediately. There will be a delay since all comments need to be moderated by me, the administrator. I have put this setting on to censure all comments to ensure they are appropriate for our students.
Also remember our class Blogger's contract and the system we set up to protect our identies.
"Instead of using your name when writing posts or comments, use your first and last initials followed by the school year. Our class will know who we are, but strangers will not. (Example John Mike Smith from the 2007-8 school year would call himself JMS0708 )"
Parents you can type your full names or you can use the initials system above (Mrs. Jones= Mrs. J) on the bottom of the message but please don't use your child's full name in your message. Unfortunately I already had to decline 2 very nice comments because parents mentioned their child's first name and they signed with their last name. I know this may seem like a stretch but I want to make sure we do this with the utmost responsibility and safety to make sure this experience becomes positive and fun for everyone.
Go ahead and try to comment on this post, click on the link below. Let me know if you have any concerns or suggestions.
For more information about how to comment check out this great blog post How to comment like a king (or queen!)