How to Blog

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How to Post a Blog Comment

  • Click on the ‘Leave a comment’ link under under the message.
  • Type your message in the comment box where it says ‘Leave a reply.’
  • Type your AISCH school email address and your first name in the appropriate boxes under the comment box. Leave the website address box empty. You need to use your name, not a nickname or your initials.
  • When you are done typing your message, click the ‘Post comment’ button.  You’re done!
  • All comments are moderated, which means they must be approved by me first.
Note: To stay updated on what’s on the blog, click the ‘follow’ link at the top of my website and add your email address. Every time I write (post) a new message on the blog, you will get a message letting you know. That is the BEST way to ‘follow’ news in my class.

What is a Good Comment?


blog2Before you post your comment, ask yourself:
Is my comment on topic?
An on-topic comment specifically addresses the questions and points of the original post. 
Is my comment concise and well-written?
If your response is longer than the original post, revise your comment.  Please proofread your comment for spelling and grammar. Yes, I make typos too, but I will not accept a poorly written comment that looks like a text message to a friend: “Gr8! i think ur idea is good to.”
Is my comment friendly and polite in tone and language?
Even if you disagree with what somebody else has written, you do everyone a favor when you keep things as polite and friendly as possible.  I am the moderator and no comments will be posted if I deem them to be rude.
Does my comment add something useful to the conversation?
If a classmate has already made the point you want to make, there’s no need for you to write, “Me too!”  Write thoughtful comments that show good critical thinking skills.  Finally, this blog is not a ‘dialogue’ between only you and your teacher, but a ‘conversation’ between our entire class.  We can all learn from each other.

Read ‘How to Blog’ – translated into Japanese, Korean, and French. 

72 Responses to “How to Blog”

  1. Enzo August 21, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    Dear Mr.Martin
    I think that your blog is the best,it helps me a lot and you always explain what to do every time.

    Thank you so much Mr.Martin
    I’ll miss you for those 5 days.

    • Abhi August 21, 2013 at 3:55 am #

      You are going away for 5 days? Vacation?

      • Mr. Martin August 21, 2013 at 4:52 am #

        Abhi,
        He said he was going to Hong Kong. Lucky guy! Have fun. We’ll miss you.
        Mr. Martin

    • Raphael August 14, 2014 at 3:26 am #

      why would you miss him ?

      • Mr. Martin August 14, 2014 at 3:43 am #

        I miss all of my students when they are not here.

  2. Muhammad Irman August 21, 2013 at 3:38 am #

    Nice picture, where did you get it?

    • Mr. Martin August 21, 2013 at 4:52 am #

      Irman,
      I found it on the Internet. I thought it was funny.
      Mr. Martin

  3. harin August 21, 2013 at 3:42 am #

    it’s good to writing a Korea language ^^

    • Muhammad Irman August 21, 2013 at 3:58 am #

      Nice opinion Enzo, but I think Harin can’t always write in Korean, only when she needs to translate when she doesn’t understand something.

  4. Natsumi August 21, 2013 at 3:44 am #

    Hi!
    I’m happy to be in Middle School!!

    • Mr. Martin August 21, 2013 at 4:54 am #

      Great! I hope you are enjoying Middle School. Have a great year.

      Mr. Martin and Ms. Jaya

  5. Emilie August 21, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Hallo

  6. Alessio August 21, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    hello Mr. martin, cool blog

  7. Nao August 21, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Hello Mr.Martin This is my
    first comment for this!

  8. Enzo August 21, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Mr.martin how long did it take to make this blog?

    • Mr. Martin August 21, 2013 at 4:56 am #

      Good question, Enzo. It is easy to make a simple blog. It takes a long time to find all of the good links. I started working on this blog in my free time last spring when I knew I would be moving to grade 6 this year. I am always working on it and updating it. It’s my portfolio in a way. I hope the students enjoy it and find it helpful.
      Mr. Martin

  9. VInchy August 21, 2013 at 6:13 am #

    Good Blog Mr. Martin

    • Vinchy August 21, 2013 at 6:14 am #

      by vinay

  10. Jeonghee August 21, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    This is a great blog, Mr. Martin

    By Jeonghee

  11. Mara August 21, 2013 at 6:23 am #

    Mr. Martin,
    This is a really cool blog with a lot of links.
    I like the amazing pictures.
    -Mara

  12. Jina August 21, 2013 at 6:26 am #

    Thank you for your kindness (translating the blog in to Korean). This blog helped me a lot^^.
    P.S. The blog is well translated to Korean

  13. Hayato August 21, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Dear Mr.Martin

    Your slideshow has really good photos

    From Hayato

  14. Luise September 24, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    Hi,
    I really like this blog!

    • Mr. Martin September 24, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Thanks, Luise. I hope you find this blog helpful this year.
      Mr. Martin

      • Aoi:) August 13, 2014 at 7:55 am #

        Mr. Martin Is this a Social Studies and LA only blog?

        • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:09 am #

          Aoi,

          We can use it for both subjects.

  15. junsik August 13, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    hi

  16. GUILLAUME August 13, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Very interesting and useful!!!!

    • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:06 am #

      Thanks!

      Mr. Martin, Mrs. Hall, and Ms. Jaya

  17. sture August 13, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    what up

    • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:07 am #

      Not much, how is 6th grade going, so far?

      Mr. Martin

  18. Aoi:) August 13, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    I think this is a really good blog. I wonder if this blog is easy to make or hard?

    • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:07 am #

      Thanks, it was a little bit hard in the beginning. I love blogging though.

      Mr. Martin

  19. Rahul August 13, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    I’ve never written a blog but I think it will be fun.

  20. Rishi August 13, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    This is my first time and I’m very excited to use it.

    • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:08 am #

      Great, we hope it will be helpful.

  21. Tejas August 13, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    yo, whats up

    • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:08 am #

      What’s up with you? How is Middle School, so far?

  22. Rhea August 13, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    For how long have the teachers kept this blog? I think it’s cool to have a class blog. Can we have our own blogs from Word Press?

    • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      This is the second year of the blog, Rhea. It’s getting bigger and better each year. Thanks. You guys have a blog using Blogger.

  23. Sravya August 13, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    I love middle school. It’s a bit hard but fun.

    Sravya

  24. Aisyah August 13, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Wow! this helps me a lot. I will always come to this blog daily! ^^

  25. Aisyah August 13, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Thank you! this is really helpful~! ^^

  26. Varun Krishna August 13, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    (- _-)sleepy,but happy!!!!

    smiles all the way ( :

  27. Vinay Rao August 13, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    This is one of the coolest blogs I’ve ever seen.

    • Mr. Martin August 13, 2014 at 8:10 am #

      Thanks, Vinay!

      • Ilya August 14, 2014 at 3:26 am #

        Why?

    • Luca August 14, 2014 at 3:25 am #

      I agree.

  28. Luca August 14, 2014 at 3:18 am #

    This blog rocks!

  29. JEREMY August 14, 2014 at 3:20 am #

    Very Interesting and Informative. I agree Blogging is FUN . . .

    Great Job.

  30. Mekhi August 14, 2014 at 3:21 am #

    Blogging is fun! Especially when I am reading your blog. It gives me so much information.

  31. Luis August 14, 2014 at 3:21 am #

    This is a very long conversation. How long can a conversation on the blog go on for? I think it is very helpful to also translate the directions for the blog in Japanese, Korean and French.
    Luis

    • Mr. Martin August 14, 2014 at 3:47 am #

      Thanks, Luis. We hope it is helpful. A blog conversation can go for as long as you want.

  32. Amalija August 14, 2014 at 3:22 am #

    Nice Blog !!!

  33. dongwook August 14, 2014 at 3:22 am #

    HI!

  34. kazu August 14, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    I like that you add Japanese to read it.

  35. Ilya August 14, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    Hi everybody

  36. Mekhi August 14, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    I love this blog!😃

    • Mr. Martin August 14, 2014 at 3:47 am #

      Great, Mekhi! We are happy you like it and we hope you use it.

  37. Raphael August 14, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    I already knew how to blog so this is only some revues.

  38. Ahmad August 14, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    I like this blog

  39. Alice L. August 14, 2014 at 3:24 am #

    Yeah this blog is like pulling you to read it. B-)

  40. Rin Miura August 14, 2014 at 3:25 am #

    When is your Birthday?
    My Birthday is March fifteen.

  41. yumiunoki August 14, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    Where you from?

    • Mr. Martin August 14, 2014 at 4:59 am #

      Mr. Martin is from the U.S., Mrs. Hall is from Canada, and Ms. Jaya is from India. You can read more about us on the teacher bios page.

  42. Mr. Martin August 14, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    It’s great to see all of the comments.

  43. TSUKIHO August 14, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Thank you for teaching how to post a blog comment.
    Nice picture!

  44. Sriya August 14, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    thanks for tips Mr Martin. They are very helpful

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