Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions I get. SOme answers include links to blog posts specifically addressing the question. Feel free to post additional questions in the comments and I will add the answers here...

Why a blog?

Why do students comment?

Why don't students write posts?

How do students post comments on the blog?
There are very specific guidelines for posting a comment on the blog. For instance, no full names will be published, students should only use "first name last initial" in the Name/URL field under "Choose an identity" no links or non-student names will be published.
Check out this post for more information and a tutorial video:

Why isn't a blog comment published?
It can take up to 24 hours from the time a student submits a comment to when it appears on the blog. Mr. Casal reads all comments before approving them to be publically visible, this is sometimes a time consuming process. If comments aren't visible it is becuse the student didn't properly identify themselves in the post, used their last name, included links, etc
Check out this post for more information:

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