Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Week 6 student Blogs

For this weeks assignments, on constructive commenting, I went to check out what Mrs. Kolbert's students were up to. One of the student blog's title caught my attention, so I had to check it out. It was about Discovery Education's website. I am hoping that the student will post the web address. I asked for it in my comment to the student. It sounds like a really cool website and I can't wait to check it out.

For my second student's blog, I chose one titled Mrs. Kolbert's Representative. The title caught my attention also. Had to check it out. I really had to debate about my comment to this student. In her post she talked about how miserable she was in her science class the year before. She also shared that she now loves her new science teacher and science this year.

There were a few grammatical and what looked like typing errors in the post. The last thing on the blog was explaining that her mother had typed it in for her. The purpose of this assignment is to help us develop the skills of constructive (positive) commenting. This means that I am learning myself and could make an error. I don't feel strong in this area or with this skill yet.

The last thing I want to do is post something that might hurt another students feeling or discourage them irregardless of their age. There was just something about this post that left me feeling like this student could really use some extra encouragement. Because of all of this, I chose not to mention anything about the errors, that I noticed when reading her blog. If this results in a loss of points for my assignment this week; then so be it. I would rather lose points that make an error in this commenting.

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