Our commenting team is a very important part of the Student Blogging Challenge. They provide an authentic audience for our participants and offer the students support and encouragement.
We know how much students love getting comments on their blog posts!
We are currently building a strong team of commenters to visit the hundreds of students who will be taking part in the next challenge.
Are you interested in volunteering as a commenter? Check out this post.
Who Are The Commenters?
Before we begin the challenge, we thought it would be nice to introduce our commenters who will be working behind the scenes for the 8 weeks.
Commenters are involved in education either as teacher (active, preservice, or retired), student (past challenge participant), or administrator, coach, leader, writer etc.
Our commenting team leader is retired teacher, Sue Wyatt (@tasteach). Sue started the Student Blogging Challenge in 2008 and now works behind the scenes.
Commenters, Please Introduce Yourself
We’re now inviting our commenters to leave a comment on this post and introduce themselves.
Please scroll down to find the comment box.
You might like to tell us:
- Your name: Choose the name you’d like students to address you with — either your first name or Mr/Mrs/Ms etc.
- Your location: You might like to be specific about where you live or just tell us the country you’re from.
- Your role this year: Are you a teacher? Student? Administrator? Please share your role in education.
- Why you’re volunteering as a commenter: Or perhaps your interest in blogging or global collaboration.
- Anything else interesting about yourself: Perhaps tell us something about your hobbies, family, pets, or background etc.
- You URL: Do you have an educational blog? Feel free to leave the URL.
Feel free to end your comment with a question for our readers.
We’d love to see any readers (commenters or participants) go ahead and reply to any of the comments!
Here is an example of a comment from Sue Wyatt. As you can see, she has used a greeting and paragraphs which is a sign of a quality comment!
If you’re wishing to reply to a comment, look underneath the comment for a respond button.
Replying is just a matter of entering your comment in the box, entering the anti-spam word, and writing your name (students should not write their surname).
Entering your email address is optional but it can be a good idea to enter your email address if you have one and then tick the box to get a notification of follow-up comments.
Over to you!
Time for you to leave your comment. We’re looking forward to meeting our commenters below!