Hey everyone! Welcome to our Digital Literacy for EFL Students blog prepared by Pegasus English Language School.
I am so happy to announce that all of our students have created excellent blogs. Please check out the links to the blogs I follow. You will be surprised how creative and inspiring young bloggers can be!
I am so anxious to see where this training will take these young and inspiring bloggers in the future, realizing how much interesting stuff they have to share.
The second week of our training is dedicated to blog commenting and connecting. An important part of blogging is connecting with other bloggers by reading posts and leaving comments.
Comments allow you, and your readers, to engage in discussions, share thoughts and connect with your blog.
Most new bloggers find publishing posts easy and commenting harder! This is because comments require careful analysis of the post you are replying to and quite often they provide different opinions from the one presented in the post. Difference in opinions does not mean you need to take up a defensive attitude, or be rude for that matter!
An article published by Wired Magazine states that”although free speech advocates will wince, communities that are well moderated seem to be more civil places” (Internet psychologist Graham Jonesan). This is why we are going to try to build a community of supportive bloggers that will learn from each other’s experience, rather than attract attention via trolling.
Your activity this week is to learn more about commenting and improve your commenting skills!
Check out the links (5. How to Write a Quality Comment and 6. Blog Commenting and Connecting) available on our Padlet – Digital Literacy for EFL Students to get some ideas about what quality comments should be like.
What do you think a quality comment should be like?
What shouldn’t we do when commenting on other people’s blogs?
Please share your ideas in the comments section bellow!
Keep it in mind: blogging is a culture, therefore it needs to be nourished…