Blogging Rubric

Thanks to Sue Waters, I recently came across this blogging rubric that was created by Clarence Fisher as a way to assess student blog posts.

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As the new school term is about to begin and I plan to get more of my Grade Two students creating blog posts this term, the discovery of this rubric was timely for me.

When I taught my students how to write quality blog comments earlier in the year, I found having a framework really helped. Click here to read more about how I taught commenting skills to my students.

While I wouldn’t use a blogging rubric as an actual assessment tool that students receive a grade for, I think it would be a useful reference point and framework for students aiming to write high quality blog posts.

Have you used a rubric or other reference point for blogging?

Would you use a rubric like this in your classroom?

12 Replies to “Blogging Rubric”

  1. thank you, thank you, thank you, I have been looking for something like this for my kids and there you are with it. Kathy thank you for all that you do with your sharing about blogging . I have learnt so much form you.

    1. Thanks Steph! It’s mutual as I have learnt a lot from you too! Look forward to hearing how the rubric goes.

  2. I agree, this is a really useful rubric for providing a framework for blogging expectations, Kathleen. Thanks for sharing it!

    I’d love to have students blogging at school, but it’s hard being in the LRC and only seeing each class once a week. I’m thinking I might start a small group of students who want to learn to blog and we can meet at lunchtime…will see how I go!

    Good luck with your students and their blogging – I’ll stay tuned!

    Kim ­čÖé

    1. @ Kim, you’re right it must be hard only seeing each class once a week. I love the idea of the “blogging club” and was thinking of doing something similar with my students to get a couple of kids working on individual blogs. Will keep you posted. Good luck!

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  4. I like the idea that the students could use this rubric as a self-assesment guide to assist them to write better blog posts, so thanks for sharing. I have a Wednesday morning homework club in my classroom. it is meant to be for students who cannot complete computer homework at home but mainly it is for my keen bloggers who get together and share ideas, widgets and comments. They love it and the classroom is always full.

    1. @ Henrietta, the Wednesday morning “homework club”is a terrific idea! Isn’t it great when kids are so motivated that they want to be in class outside of school hours. Thanks for your comment!

  5. Glad the rubric helped. Personally I think the importance of Rubrics is that students have an idea of what you are wanting from them; so they have some guidelines in terms of expectations.

    1. @ Sue, I agree – expectations are very important. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Julia Elsey says: Reply

    As someone just stepping out into blogging I thank you. It is great to have a framework from which to work and a clear set of expectations. Well done.

    1. @ Julia – glad to be of assistance!

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