This morning I invited Marcos to read my post on Inappropriate Comments = Teachable Moments. Marcos is one of my fifth grade students in The Write Weblog group.I asked him if he would like to blog about the matter. He said yes. His post on the matter follows:
My Opinion About Weblogs
I have just finished reading Inappropriate Comments= Teachable Moments posted by Mrs. Davis. It made me form an opinion about why weblogs should be allowed.
I think weblogs should be allowed in schools because it is part of our education. Weblogging has made me a better writer and thinker. Sometimes we get an inappropriate comment but that doesn’t slow us down. It is not the end of the world because someone has called you a bad name. You can’t stop that from happening. When we get an inappropriate comment we learn a lesson and that lesson is not to be like that person. We also learn responsibility on the Internet. If you were in a race and someone called you a bad name, would you stop? I think not. Martin Luther King Jr. was called bad names all the time and it didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dream. Thinks like this happen all the time, even out of school. So, please don’t shut down weblogs.
Marcos needs to keep on blogging. He’s a good thinker and writer. Weblogs are helping in that area. Go check out his excellent blog, Marcos’ Seaworld of Facts.