Destiny Quest Widget

You can now add a Destiny Quest Widget to the side of your blog!  It will look like this on your sidebar!

Virtual Room 231

Here’s how:

  • Log into the back end of your own blog
  • Click on Appearance, Widgets
  • Drag a Text widget box over to your sidebar
Widgets ‹ Virtual Room 231 — WordPress

  • Click the link below to download a pdf that contains the code you need to copy
  • Very Important! when prompted, click Open file – do not click Save file)

htmlcode_destinyquest

  • Copy the code from the open pdf file – make sure you copy all of it.
  • Paste the code into the text widget.
  • Remember to click Save in the Text widget box!Your text widget should now look like this:
Widgets ‹ Virtual Room 231 — WordPress
Don’t type anything in the title of the text widget!

Check out the front of your blog and see if it’s there – click on it and it should open a new tab right to Destiny Quest!

 

 

 

Good Comments & Great Comments

Today in Grade 3, Ms H and the students were talking about “what makes a great comment”. We also talked about making “good comments” into “great comments”.

After much discussion and brainstorming, here’s what we came up with.

A good comment:
  1. Is positive
    (it doesn’t make someone feel bad about themselves)
  2. Is always polite
    (that means it’s not mean or nasty and there’s no swear/curse words either)
  3. Stays on topic
    (your comment matches what the author of the post is talking about)
  4. Is more than one word!
    (one word comments are not very helpful and neither a lot of exclamation marks!)
  5. Sometimes disagrees with what someone says in their post
    (but remember Number #2 – and explain why you disagree)

A great comment is everything from 1- 5 with an added extra!

  • Is useful
    (gives a piece of advice on how to make the post better or improve something, if possible)

What does everyone else think?  Have we missed anything?
Comments

Image used under Creative Commons License by Mis Miah: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35438812@N00/4191979465/

Guide to Navigating A Blog – Made by Grade 2 Students!

Hi there, new Grade 2/3/4/5 bloggers!  Check out these very clever Grade 2 bloggers from MJDGS and the video they made to teach their parents how to navigate their classroom blog.

Blog Tutorial from langwitches on Vimeo.

What did you think? It was pretty awesome wasn’t it? Do you think we could make something similar for our parents?
How do you think MJGDS students put this together?
How much did they prepare before filming?
What do you think they prepared before filming? During filming? After filming?
What would we have to do to make our video just as good?
Could all the grades work on one video together or do we need a video for every grade?