"The first time I had my middle school students leave comments on my blog, they were told to answer in complete sentences. I even gave them a handout with the questions they were answering. As long as they submitting something that looked something…"
"I doubt I would continue with an exercise that my students were feeling bored with. I'd hope to find a way to get them engaged in the process then reintroduce it when they are more pumped about the process.
And yes, there is a lot of evidence…"
"Sorry - didn't mean to ignore the questions. They are in 6th grade, in a regular classroom. I think that most likely the students are just unmotivated about the material being discussed on the blog and don't like the fashion that the blog…"
"I love your point - to take it to the positive approach. Support the ideas and continue the conversation by allowing comments to go up, but positively reinforce those who are writing well.
I really feel too that if you get your blog an audience…"
"A few questions pop to mind... how old are these students? Is this an inclusive classroom, a remedial situation, AP?
Last, yes, if the purpose is just to blog and converse and contribute thoughts, becoming engaged in discussing with classmates,…"
""Her argument is that the student is a representative of the school so he should have a good, well written response."
and a reflection on her abilities as a teacher, hmm? Is it entirely selfless that she's editing like this?
"How about having the students submit their comment (with reference to what thread they are replying to) in Word (or even email) format for editting. Teacher can turn on the show editting feature and return it to the student for corrections. Once…"
We are at the beginning stages of implementing blogs at my school and a question has come up on what teachers are to do or react to student's comments having grammar and spelling errors, and maybe not enough "thought" given to their statement. I have one teacher who posted 4 questions - kind of open ended questions - this year. She has killed herself with the hours of not allowing comments to be posted. Her argument is that the student is a representative of the school so he should have a good,…See More
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