Week in the Classroom
“Second Nature-
Extending dialogue in the blogosphere”

Lani Ritter Hall
Chardon, Ohio, USA
Blog: http://possibilitiesabound.blogspot.com/

Presentation Title
“Second Nature-Extending dialogue in the blogosphere”

Bio
Lani currently contracts as an instructional designer for online professional development for Ohio teachers with eTech Ohio. She is a National Board Certified Teacher who served in many capacities during her 35 years as a classroom and resource teacher in Ohio and Canada.

Description
It’s second nature for us and our students to engage others in dialogue f2f. Commenting has great potential for extending learning and deepening understanding through meaningful dialogue in the blogosphere. Through an examination of powerful and significant comments, and exploration of suggestions for nurturing and guiding comments, meaningful online dialogue can become second nature to us and our students too.

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/Second_Nature_Extending_Dialogue_in_the_Blogosphere_HQ.wmv

Supporting Links
Introduction
Questioning Comment with post
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=109637&mode=comment&blogger_id=39108#comments

Relating comment with post
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blog_id=110568&mode=comment&blogger_id=39138#comments

Sharing Feelings comment with post
http://smithenglish9.blogspot.com/2006/09/this-i-believe.html

Encouraging comment with post
https://beta.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=795861946785176426&postID=8930192759293330277

Validating comment with post
http://bulldogblog.typepad.com/timothy/2006/02/black_history_.html#comments

Supportive comment with post
http://itc.blogs.com/patrick/2005/02/5th_grade.html#comments

“For All Time” — The Art of Commenting
Darren Kuropatwa with “The Artful Comment”
http://mentorsblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/on-commenting-post-1-artful-comment.html

Lani Ritter Hall with “The Art and Aspirations of a Commenter”
http://newballetcommenting.blogspot.com/2006/03/art-and-aspirations-of-commenter.html

“The Crossing” — Comment Starters
Anne Davis with “Comment Starters”
http://insights.pbwiki.com/f/comment_starters.doc

Anne Davis with “More Comment Starters”
http://insights.pbwiki.com/f/More%20Comment%20Starters.doc

“Take Five” – Benefits
Teacher Cadet post “Welcome to..” and comment
http://bulldogblog.typepad.com/caitlin/2005/10/welcome_to.html

Teacher Cadet post “The School is so small” and comment
http://bulldogblog.typepad.com/tiffany/2006/01/the_school_is_s.html

Getting Heard post “Slavery Times/Today’s Times” and comment
http://bulldogblog.typepad.com/jonathanl/2006/02/slavery_times_a.html

The Write Weblog Project post “A Story Made of 6” and comment
http://jhh.blogs.com/zachary/2006/05/a_story_made_of.html

Student comments to Darren Kuropatwa’s “What if your blog was gone?”
http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=19782713&postID=113445775457001320

Anne Davis with “Comments Make a Difference”
http://anne.teachesme.com/2006/02/02/comments-make-a-difference/

“Time Out” — Inappropriate Comments
Anne Davis with “Inappropriate Comments Teachable Moments”
http://anne.teachesme.com/2005/03/30

The Zachary Post with inappropriate comment and rich discussion
http://jhh.blogs.com/zachary/2006/01/an_unforgettabl.html#comment-13495648

“In Your Own Sweet Way” — Types of Comments
Anne Davis with Podcasts from 5th graders commenting to 2nd graders
http://itc.blogs.com/neville/

Vaestro Comments from Darren Kuropatwa’s Pre Cal 40S Blog (Winter 06) in response to their podcapsule
http://www.vaestro.com/viewthread-119-130-415

Vaestro comments in the general discussion at Darren Kuropatwa’s “A Difference”
http://vaestro.com/viewforum-119

Vaestro homepage for voice comments
http://www.vaestro.com/index.php

“Who Will Take Care of Me?” – A Safe Place to Blog
Blogmeister
http://classblogmeister.com/index.php

Additional Commenting Resources
Anne Davis Wiki page on significant comments
http://adavis.pbwiki.com/Significant%20Comments

From the “The Blogging Ballet”, Act 4: A Pirouette: Commenting
http://newballetcommenting.blogspot.com/

From Vicki Davis, ”How to comment like a king (or queen!)”
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/08/how-to-comment-like-king-or-queen.html

On this day..

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7 Responses to “Week in the Classroom
“Second Nature-
Extending dialogue in the blogosphere””

  1. Hi Lani,

    This was a very useful topic for anyone who blogs with students. It was a great aggregation of all those commenting resources, and it is going to take me some time to review them.

    BTW – you have a wonderful voice!!!

  2. Hi Lani,

    This was a very useful topic for anyone who blogs with students. It was a great aggregation of all those commenting resources, and it is going to take me some time to review them.

    BTW – you have a wonderful voice!!!

    (I think the Spam filter got this comment – so I’m posting it again)

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