Blogging Basics

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Classroom Blogging Guidelines & Etiquette

  • I will use my blog as an extension of the classroom.
  • I will not reveal anyone else's identity in my comments or posts
  • I will not give out any information more personal than my first name or initials, or post pictures of myself.
  • I will not insult, bully or provoke others in my blog posts or in my comments.
  • I will use constructive/productive/purposeful criticism, supporting any idea, comment, or critique I have with evidence. 
  • I will not plagiarize, instead I will expand on others' ideas and give credit where it is due.
  • I will use language appropriate for school.
  • I will only post pieces that I am comfortable with  everyone seeing; other pieces I will keep as drafts.
  • I will not be afraid to express my ideas; any posts on controversial issues must be submitted to my teacher for consideration before they can be posted to my blog.
  • I will take blogging seriously, posting only things that are meaningful and taking my time when I write.
  • I will try to spell everything correctly.
  • I will not use my blog posts or comments as a chat room. (No IM language.)
  • I will be proactive in monitoring the comments that others leave on my blog, utilizing the comment blacklist if necessary.
  • I will personalize my blog and keep my writing authentic, while taking responsibility for anything blogged in my name.
  • I will only post photos which are school appropriate and either non-copyrighted or correctly cited.
  • I will only comment on posts that I have fully read, rather than just skimmed.