Things to note
My students have done similar lessons before, so they already had an understanding of the key steps of blog commenting. If this was their first session, we would spend more time co-constructing comments and I would look over them before they posted.
The class were pretty excited for the film festival so the noise level in class was louder than usual. They all came up with some fantastic tips, which enabled us to film a class movie in the same lesson - in less than an hour. With the different discussions and activities to scaffold them, it was pretty easy for the students to come up with a script and actions in about ten minutes.
Class Site Content
Walt: create quality blog comments
Discuss why we leave blog comments
Watch the video to get ideas about writing quality blog comments
Create a poster with top tips for commenting
Create a movie clip with a top tip
Share your poster on your blog