blog guidelines

DO’s and DONT’s

Please remember

– use only your first name or a nickname when writing on this blog

– don’t use your or any other student’s surname or give personal information such as phone numbers or address

– don’t write or post anything that can hurt anyone else (as I am the editor, I can choose NOT to edit it on the blog)

– don’t be afraid to make mistakes. but don’t persevere 😉 learn from your mistakes

– immediately report to your teacher if you have any problems with the links suggested


Now some useful information…

How is this edublog structured?

Very simply, in

– pages

– categories

– links

The Pages are 5:

HOME – the first page, the one that contains all the posts that are published.

ABOUT US – this page briefly introduces us “bloggers” and states our aims.

BLOG GUIDELINES – contains the “DO’S” and “DONT’S” as well as the information you are reading now

STUDENTS’ PINBOARD -this is “your” page, in the sense that you can (MUST ;-)) use it to express your opinions, criticism, make suggestions, etc. or to “ask for help” for any question/s about grammar issues you didn’t understand, or any linguistic doubt/s you may have

DEVELOPING SKILLS – here you can find examples and suggestions on how to develop your study skills, like extra listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, either to be done on the Internet or on your own

The Categories in this blog have been revised and are the following:

A STUDENTS’ MAGAZINE – the most important of all categories, it contains my precious bloggers’ posts on all the topics they have chosen to develop

A TALENT FOR WRITING – some students can prove to be really excellent at writing 🙂

CLASSROOM SNAPSHOTS – a folder for any outstanding activity carried out with a class

Experimenting CLIL: school subjects in English! – contains posts on topics from other school subjects in English (like Maths, Science (Biology, Chemistry and/or Astronomy), Physics, Philosophy, History, Art, etc)

DID YOU KNOW? – anything from personality tests to news and curiosities from all over the world

FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS – contains posts on cultural events which are typical of Britain or, broadly speaking, of the English-speaking world

FUN – don’t appreciate British humour? let’s hope you change your mind

MUSIC – the posts in this section are suggestions for listening for pleasure or singing aloud to practise the spoken language

QUOTABLE QUOTES – sayings, proverbs and quotations to share different points of view and widen your horizons

SOLUTIONS – here you will find the solutions to those open-ended activities such as personality tests, vocabulary activities or quizzes

THEMES AND ISSUES – posts on specific themes or issues we would like to highlight

US AND THEM – any topic that can be “hooked” to OUR traditions here in Salento!

VOCABULARY BUILDING – wordlists related to the themes suggested for discussion, along with activities to help enrich your vocabulary

WHAT’S NEW – will contain the posts about news and changes

WORDS TO ENJOY – a selection of literary texts to read and enjoy

The Links

The World Wide Web offers an incredible variety of resources for learners of English. This blog’s “NETtips” are organised in

– audio/video (music, documentaries, news)

– online games (games like hangman or wordgames)

– reading activities (newspaper articles, language exercises, etc.)

– green links (related to environmental issues)

– pronunciation (listening activities, pronunciation exercises)

I wish you lots of fun

teacher b. 😉