Monday, April 02, 2007

Blogging Expectations

What expectations do we want of your parents during 1984? Here our links to our previous expectations:


Blogger Sarah C said...

For the parents, I know they are busy during the day, but if they do blog, take the time to do it. Actually look at comments and respond thoroughly. This can be applied to students too.

Mon Apr 02, 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger hannahs said...

Please respect other's comments, and remember to disagree with the ideas not the people.

Mon Apr 02, 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Lane C. said...

When parents and adults are added to the classroom equation, rules also must be added to accommodate them. The biggest problem parents will have is picking on their kids. It can be cute and funny but it also can really detract from the conversation. The best way for this to happen would be for parents to act as peers not as parents. They should refrain from using cutsie language like honey and sweetie and treat their children as equals. This will make the discussion environment professional.

Mon Apr 02, 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger alexd said...

I agree with you, lane c, I do think that parents sometimes pick on their kids as a joke. I think a respectfull envirment is needed.

Mon Apr 02, 03:29:00 PM  
Blogger paigen said...

Sort of like everyone else has said, just to be thorough with your blog and to look at others. However, I don't think that it should be a "requirement" for parents to blog but rather if they ever have a free moment, to just look and see what their children are writing. Also, it is quality not quantity that counts. :)

Mon Apr 02, 03:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah C said...

I agree with paige. We shouldn't pressure our parents into blogger. Either they do it or they don't.

Mon Apr 02, 04:06:00 PM  
Blogger chelseah said...

I know how busy parents are, and how probably this is the last thing they would want to worry about. However, I think that it would be good for them to get involved in what we do, and hopefully they could learn something too. The main expectation that I would like for them to do is just to respond thoroughly, but that doesn't mean huge responses, like Paige said I think its more quality not quantity.

Mon Apr 02, 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger endsleye said...

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Mon Apr 02, 05:50:00 PM  
Blogger EmilyL said...

I am with Sarah C and Paige. Pressuring parents into blogger will only make them mad. However, as Paige said, they are more than willing if they a have a chance.

I think we should have rule that all cultural references need to be explained. Parents might not know what wikis are and students may not know what a mullet is.

Mon Apr 02, 05:51:00 PM  
Blogger endsleye said...

I agree both with chelseah, paigen, and sarah c. I know at least my parents have a lot more to worry about then using blogger so they should not be pressured into doing this. I also know that my mom is challenged with the computer and can barely work one. But still getting our parents involved can expand our knowledge with their's and it will help us become more responsible for our learning. One expectation that comes in mind is that our parents don't critize or say things like, "Well, when I had to read 1984 in high school and blah blah blah and you shouldn't be doing it this way." Because our technology, teaching styles, and resources is much more vast then what they had growing up.

Mon Apr 02, 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger christa s said...

I agree with all that has been said, and I think that all parents need to do is participate when they can and when they have time and to not be afraid to ask questions about the various posts, comments, and 1984. I also think that if a parent is planning on commenting they should maybe refresh a little about 1984 if it has been a while since they read it or if they have not read it before. It is always easier if everyone is on track with what is going on in the book and can add on to one another's ideas in discussions on the blog.

Mon Apr 02, 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger briang said...

I agree with what has been said. Parents I don't believe should be forced to blog. However, if THEY CHOOSE to blog, then I would say the same rules apply to them as do to us. Christa, I agree with what your saying, but I also don't think its fair if we have to constantly explain to parents what is happening in 1984. So, if they want to blog I would just ask them to keep up with us. I don't mind them asking questions or participating, in fact I think it would fuel our conversation and make it better than it ever has been.

Mon Apr 02, 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger Shelby B. said...

Just like everyone else I think that when parents blog that they abide to the rules that we abide to. Also, I think that the parents should not be required to blog, but should try their very best to get on at least once or twice. My mom is just like endsleye's mom the computer is a little bit of a problem. I do believe that parents should be included in our conversations when they are able to comment and that quality is more important than quantity.

Mon Apr 02, 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger KathrynT said...

Emilyl made a good point that there is a generation gap, so everyone's responses need to be well explained. We also can't say things like, "that reminds me of [thing that happened/was discussed in class]" because the parents do not know everything that happened. What we can do is have them read the scribes to know what is going on, but we need to elaborate with what we are saying. Parents also can't be expected to blog every night because they have busy schedules and there is a good chance that it may be confusing for them.

Mon Apr 02, 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger ADRIANA G said...

I completely agree with what chelseah said about parents being busy. I think that epectations are pretty clear and we don't really need to go in to them in too much detail. Should parents choose to blog, they should just go ahead and do it. I'm sure that any input is welcome, and most parents will probably follow the same expectations we do without needing it spelled out. Any parent blog will most likely be constructive. If there are any questions, people on the blog can answer them.

Mon Apr 02, 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger elyse h said...

Parents should remember to state their opinions, but not restate others opinions. If they have something new to add to the conversation then great if they don't then just don't say anything. They should use correct grammar and punctuation, and put their ideas out there.

Tue Apr 03, 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger shaunam said...

I like what Paige and Chelsea said about quality not quatity. I think that parents should have to abide by the same rules as we do: thorough comments, reference back to other points, and ask questions. I think it will be neat to see their perspetive on things compared to ours.

Tue Apr 03, 07:58:00 PM  

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