It’s an idea that just popped into my head… also Siobhan Curious wrote about how she plans to give her (English) students monthly blog grades. And in the comments, someone suggested having a separate grade for comments.
So maybe I have some list of blogging standards. Maybe they include things like content standards, as well technology-mastery standards. Maybe positive community participation is a standard that can be met by commenting on other students blogs, or by writing response posts (and then you’d get the pingback, so it shows up with the comments).
I don’t think I actually want to call them standards. This is something different. Maybe. Don’t know yet.
I had been thinking about having a midterm blog grade, but I like the idea of splitting the semester into thirds, and having a meeting each time for feedback.