September 5 2016

Blog rules! Blogs rule!

1. Please, no last names, addresses, screen names, images, etc., or anything else that would reveal your true identity.  You may change your name or your avatar to reflect your personality, but please do not use anything that would allow anyone on the internet to actually find out who you really are.

2. Do not link to your personal blog/journal from your school blog; you might reveal information there that you don’t want to reveal on your school blog.

3. Please feel free to write your opinion on a topic, make sure you’re not going to be offensive as you write it.

4. Always make sure you check over your post for spelling errors, grammar errors, and your use of words.

5. Never treat anyone with disrespect in your blog, whether it’s a person, an organization, or just a general idea. You don’t want someone making a stab at what you are passionate about; don’t do it to someone else.

6. Don’t write about other people without permission; if you can’t get their permission, use first names only. Never share anyone’s last name.

7. Watch your language! This is part of our school community. Language that is inappropriate in school is also inappropriate in your blog.

8. Make sure things you write about are factual. Don’t post things that aren’t true. Link to your sources.

9. Please keep it education-oriented. That means that you probably shouldn’t discuss your plans for the weekend, the last dance etc.

Adapted from http://patterson.edublogs.org/all-about-blogs/