Blogging at St Barnabas

Here are some Blogging Guidelines for Year 7 students.

Only post things that you would want everyone (in school, at home, in other countries) to know. 
Ask yourself: Is this something I want everyone to see?

Do not share personal information.  
Ask yourself: Could someone find me (in real life) based on this information?

Think before you post.  
Ask yourself: What could be the consequences of this post?

Know who you’re communicating with. 
 Ask yourself: Who is going to look at this, and how are they going to interpret my words?

Consider your audience. 
Ask yourself: Do I have a good reason/purpose to do this?

Know how to give constructive feedback. 
Ask yourself: What will I cause by writing this post?

Treat other people the way you want to be treated. 
Ask yourself: Would I want someone to say this to me?

Use appropriate language and proper grammar and spelling. 
Ask yourself: Would I want this post to be graded for proper grammar and spelling?

Only post information that you can verify is true (no gossiping). 
Ask yourself: Is this inappropriate, immature or bullying?

Anytime you use media from another source, be sure to properly cite the creator of the original work. 
Ask yourself: Who is the original creator of this work?

Commenting Guidelines
As a blogger, you will be commenting on other people’s work regularly.

Good comments:
  • are constructive, but not hurtful;
  • consider the author and the purpose of the post;
  • are always related to the content of the post;
  • include personal connections to what the author wrote;
  • answer a question, or add meaningful information to the content topic;
  • follow the writing process.
  • Comments are a published piece of writing.

Mr Booth based these Year 7 Student Blogging Guidelines on a post by Kim Cofino.

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