Reciprocal commenting

Teachers and pupils find that commenting on other schools’ blogs and inviting a return visit is a particularly effective way to build blog visitors.

Find active class blogs using this map

Read the latest posts by London schools

To read blogs from further afield, try the links to schools signed up to Quadblogging (www.quadblogging.com) or by those contributing to the 100 Word Challenge website (www.100wc.net).

A reminder about safety: you cannot moderate comments left on other blogs, so it is worth reminding your pupils about appropriate information to include in a comment. You may want to establish a set of rules at this stage. It is also worth suggesting that children only give their initials and the school’s main email address on comment submission forms.

Video summary
Annie explains how she encourages pupils to comment on other class blogs, and pupils confirm that this generates visits to their own posts.

We go on their blogs and comment on their work. Commenting on other people’s work , if you comment on them, they’ll comment on you which will inspire you to carry on writingYear 5 pupil – Tetherdown Primary School

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