Parents / Carers

Welcome to our Year 3/4 Classroom Blog.

What is a blog?

Definition:

Blog/WebLog: a web page containing brief, chronologically arranged items of information. A blog can take the form of a diary, journal, what’s new page, or links to other web sites.
Peter Scott, Internet Librarian 2001

Why have we created a blog?

This blog enables us to share our learning with you, and the wider community via the internet. This blog will be our online communication with you, your children, family and friends.

The students and I will be posting content to the blog. We are all on a learning path together. Some of the students will be first time bloggers and for some it will be their second year.

As a learning tool blogging is a great opportunity for the students to create content, share, reflect on their learning, extend their knowledge and collaborate with others. Students will have the opportunity to post reports or reflections about their work. Using the internet students will have opportunities at school or at home (if internet access is available) to collaborate with their peers, and have opportunities to work with students from other classes, schools or even countries.

Blogging will enable students to have fun while improving their literacy, numeracy and ICT (Information Communication Technology) skills. It is also a great opportunity to establish early appropriate online behaviours.

What will you find?

I encourage everyone to click on everything and discover for yourself the content you can find on our blog. Most of the menu buttons on our blog are self explanatory, so we hope you enjoy exploring our classroom blog.

Blog Guidelines

The following guidelines have been established to ensure our safety while blogging.

  • Students will only be identified by their first name.
  • Students will not publish personal details about themselves.
  • Student posts are checked by Mr. Baldock before they are published onto the blog.
  • All comments submitted on our blog have to be approved by Mr. Baldock before they are published on the blog.
  • When commenting remember to be respectful, supportive and polite.
  • Proofread your writing before posting or commenting. Check that you use capital letters appropriately, include full stops, write in complete sentences, check your spelling and general punctuation.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our blog or you experience any difficulties please email me

sbaldock@nativity.catholic.edu.au