In order to get the best in communication, potential connections, interactivity and learning outcomes blogs need to be ‘open’ for the world to read.
Therefore it is crucial to set up guidelines, codes of conduct and rules for both teachers and students to maintain a safe environment for all. Digital citizenship rules come into play, plagiarism issues need to be discussed and appropriate digital footprints developed.
It is important that every class blog have a page devoted to Blogging Rules and Guidelines. This may also include cyber safety.
Here are your Challenges:-
a. Check out the Beginners’ Challenge – Setting Up Rules and Guidelines post then:-
b. Write a post on any of the following:-
- My blog rules!
- Being a Responsible Blogger!
- Etiquette in Blogging
- From the Voice of Experience – How to develop Guidelines for Blogging
- Responsible Blogging
c. Find five other blogs in this challenge and leave a comment.
d. Participate in the Discussion Question for this Challenge.
- Add a page to your blog outlining your blog rules, guidelines or code of conduct
- Convert your rules/guidelines/code of conduct into an animated presentation using eg slideshare, prezi etc