Constructive Commenting with Social Media
Digital Citizenship is a vital topic to discuss with students. Watch the short video, "RE: Cry of the Dolphins" and think about the importance of WORDS.
Please consider these guidelines when composing and sharing comments on social media websites, including student blogs.
Words are Powerful: Do not underestimate the power of your words to build up or tear down. Use your power responsibly and thoughtfully.
Comments are Rare: There are far more "lurkers" online than active social media commenters, especially on blogs. Remember "your voice" may be one of the few a writer / author / publisher hears and listens to.
Sandwich Constructive Criticism: If you are going to offer a critique or criticism of someone else's ideas or work, try to "sandwich" your critique with some positive feedback as well.
Be honest, authentic and real: Do not make stuff up when you write comments. Genuine feedback is valuable, artificial/fake information or comments are worthless for everyone.