Students Choose the Lesson

Students Choose the Lesson

In addition to our regular reflections and project posts, we’ve dedicated one period per week for the purpose of writing a narrative on Kidblog for publication. Inspired by the different writing styles published authors shared, students started writing a story in the manner they wanted. The last several weeks have been inspiring – the kids are amazing.

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Why I Don’t Grade My Students’ Blogs

All that writing and you don’t have a single grade? This discussion came up in the faculty lunch room last week. Should we be grading student blogs? It seems silly to have students spend so much time on writing, then not grade it. But after much consideration, I realized it all goes back to your purpose.

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Disruption - Tsahi Levent-Levi CCBY via flickr

Blogging for Differentiation

I can remember hearing the word differentiation during my college education classes and thinking that the word alone sounded daunting. Little did I know how truly daunting it would become when actually faced with a room full of students with different needs, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.

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Big Experiences, Small Price

With rapid growth and the recent launch of our new student publishing platform, Kidblog usage is at an all-time high. This demand has led to increased infrastructure, support, and development costs. Our membership model is changing to continue to innovate and serve our users.

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