Sunday, 21 March 2010

Welcome aboard

Welcome aboard!!!

We are thrilled to unite different countries in this blogging experience.
Let´s have fun exploring this new teaching world together.
Warm regards
Illya and Jennifer
Let´s blog team Moderators

Remember to teach your students Netiquette rules before you start blogging.


Netiquette examples

Discovering Blogging Rules

Another take on blogging rules

Blogging Parent Letters

Student Created Blog Policies

Now that you have finished reading many examples and ideas on Netiquette please take the following Quiz


Jennifer Verschoor said...

Please add your comments here.

dan zang said...

I'm glad I read the Netiquette rules. I knew some of them but was surprised at how serious Blogs should be. I seem to have confused parts of it with chatting which isn't the case. As we are going to work with two countries, it is important to be aware of the rules and in doing so could avoid any possible misunderstandings in communication.

Jennifer Verschoor said...

Every year I spend almost two weeks discussing different Netiquette rules with my young learners. I introduce this topic with a game and also make them answer a quizz before we start blogging.

Students need to learn how to communicate with the world and as Dan said they have to avoid any possible misunderstanding in communication.

King said...

I'd love to learn all those little abreviation, brb, lovely!

Florencia said...

I found Netiquette rules really useful. I knew about block letters, for example.

Elizabeth said...

I found the articles very interesting and refreshing. I have unfortunately noticed that in the "real" world people have forgotten, or never learned, manners.

Evangelina said...

Very interesting and useful information. I agree with you, Elizabeth.
Read you :)

Marianne said...

Well, even if I consider myself to be 'friendly and polite' there are loads of things to learn about netiquette - for example I didn't know what a flame was.. And I'd love to learn more about all the abbreviations used! Also it is important to remember that we are communicating with 'the whole world' here, - not only with people of the same culture..

Jennifer Verschoor said...

I found this interesting list of text messaging and chat abbreviations


Gabriel said...

I believe that all the stuff related to "netiquette" is essential in order to became a "digital citizen". We are so used to communicate our ideas through our body lenguage, what is impossible on the web, that we need to realize the importance of knowing the codes of politeness ruling the cyberspace.
Thanks so much for such wonderful links!

Mary said...

I agree with Gabriel that "netiquette" is very important for the kids to become good digital citizens . If we think that in future they will live great part of their lives online, the learning of how to behave on the net is essential. I found the material very useful and we started using it at school.

Vichu said...

Es muy útil saber acerca de esto, y está bueno e interesante para que todos podamos comunicarnos sin herir los sentimientos del otro y haciendo que nuestra comunicación sea efectiva. Deberíamos conocer las abreviaciones como he leído en algún mensaje, deberían enseñar más cosas en los colegios hoy en día.

Mariana g said...

Almost all the information was new to me; in fact, there are so many netiquette rules I've been breaking (spelling, use of block letters). What also called my attention is that many teachers and students around the world are already using blogs as a usual tool and have already created rules relly understanding the webspace is an extension of the classroom (which is great!)
So these rules won't let us forget that this course is taking place in a real classroom with human beings that participate and others that moderate!

Steve Lander said...

Rules and conventions are very important in electronic communication, since emails and other comments are written and sent off so quickly and easily. If you can type well, it is almost as easy to write an email or post a comment as it is to speak. However, there are still crucial differences between spoken and written communication that have to be borne in mind.

John said...

I didn't know about the tagging rule, So it was good to learn that. As to the vocabulary, I thought a lurker was more sinister than it actually is. The need to search a forum/read the FAQs or stickies is important. On the other hand I sometimes spend time on a forum where people get slammed if they ask a question which was asked before. I think this can be a little much. The purpose of a blog/forum is not just to get information, but also to get it in a more social interactional way...

Florencia said...

Comments are a nice means of getting in contact with people and their ideas.