Blogging Guidelines

Posting Guidelines

  1. Only post things that you would want everyone (in school, at home, in other countries) to know about you. Ask yourself: Is this something I want everyone to see?
  2. Do not share personal information. Use only your first name and initial to identify yourself. Ask yourself: Could someone find me (in real life) based on this information?
  3. Think before you post. Ask yourself: What could be the consequences of this post?
  4. Know who you’re communicating with. Ask yourself: Who is going to look at this, and how are they going to interpret my words?
  5. Consider your audience and that you’re representing Mulgrave School. Ask yourself: Do I have a good reason/purpose to do this?
  6. Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Ask yourself: Would I want someone to say this to me?
  7. Use appropriate language and proper grammar and spelling. Ask yourself: Would I want this post to be assessed in English for style and mechanics.
  8. Post information that is relevant, constructive, and considerate of others. Ask yourself: Is this post appropriate, mature and purposeful? Is it  potentially offensive, hurtful or discriminatory.
  9.  Anytime you use media from another source, be sure to properly cite the creator of the original work. Ask yourself: Who is the original creator of this work? Did I acknowledge the source(s)?

Commenting Guidelines

As a blogger, you will be commenting on other people’s work regularly. Good comments:

  • are constructive, but not hurtful;
  • consider the author and the purpose of the post;
  • are always related to the content of the post;
  • include personal connections to what the author wrote;
  • answer a question, or add meaningful information to the content topic;
  • follow the writing process. Comments are a published piece of writing;
  • do not include personal information (only use your first name and initial to identify yourself);
  • are reflective in content and tone of a representative of Mulgrave School.

These eFolio Blogging Guidelines are adapted from The York School (TYS) Guidelines, which were adapted from the guideless at the International School of Bankok (ISB).


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