Responsible Blogging

Here is an example of expectations that I had in my classroom as I taught as it specifically pertains to learners blogging. 

As a class of bloggers it is critical that we agree on some general guidelines for our blogging. Please read each of the guidelines below. By contributing to this blog you are agreeing to follow each of the rules.

Keep your details private
No personal information should be included anywhere in the blog. As you post, please use your first initial followed by your last name as a username (ex..hcato). If you are in my Discoveries class, use your assigned screen name.

All users should remain respectful. You may not post anything that is rude.

Stay on topic of the discussion and keep your comments school appropriate. This educational blog is not a place to socialize.

All users should be careful and conscious about what they write because blogs are a public place. This means that all writing should be respectful as well as grammatically correct. (Because this is an English related blog, please refrain from using text lingo.)

No plagiarism! Please be sure to give credit where credit is due.

Blog editors have the right to delete any comments posted that are inappropriate or off task. Anyone finding something questionable on the website, please notify the blog editors immediately.