A class blog is a great way to educate your school community on proper digital citizenship. Depending upon the age of your students you can even have a critical thinking activity where you decide on the criteria for posting comments on the class blog.
Below are some examples of guidelines that other teachers use on their blogs:
- 2KM @ Leopold Primary School! Our Blog Guidelines and General blogging information (Grade 2)
- Math Error Class Blogging Guidelines
- Mr. Salsich’s Class Blog Guidelines (Grade 3)
- Mr Mundorf’s Class Online Safety (Grade 5)
- Huzzah’s Commenting Guidelines (Grade 5/6)
- Endless Questions Responsible Blogging (Grade 6-8 )
- Mr. Pfluger’s Discussion Corner Blog Guidelines (Grade 6)
- Our Space Student blogging Guidelines (Year 6)
- Mr. M’s History Blog Posting Comments (Grade 8 )
- Mr Jorgensen’s Blogging Guidelines (Grade 8 )
- Mr B’s Box Parent Information about our blogs
- Scattergood Biology How To Post and Comment
- Publishing Corner Guidelines and Rules (12-15 year olds)
If you want to include online digital citizenship activities as part of the blogging process, please visit our own http://digicitizenship.wikispaces.com that has grade level activities to assist you and your students in being responsible digital citizens.
Once you have decided on your blogs’ guidelines and responsibilities, publish them on your blog. It’s best to have this information on a separate page since it is information that will not change.