Laura Kniffin

Laura is a Kidblog Customer Success Manager. She enjoys connecting with teachers daily to share Kidblog stories, learn how they use Kidblog in their classroom, and hear unique feature ideas to better our platform. Laura loves strong morning coffee, an invigorating yoga flow, and exploring new cities around the world.

Key features for back-to-school blogging

Key features for back-to-school blogging

There is a seemingly never-ending to-do list when it comes time for the new school year. If using Kidblog, a beginner’s blogging lesson is likely one of those to-dos. When it comes to blogging, it is important (and sometimes challenging) to get students started on a great note. It is our goal to provide you

There is a seemingly never-ending to-do list when it comes time for the new school year. If using Kidblog, a beginner’s blogging lesson is likely one of those to-dos. When it comes to blogging, it is important (and sometimes challenging) to get students started on a great note. It is our goal to provide you... read more

Password Best Practices

Password Best Practices

You trust Kidblog to create a safe, secure space for your students. How do you ensure your students’ passwords are strong enough? When teachers create student accounts, they often establish a basic or shared password that can be easily distributed and remembered by students. This is a great way to get students logged in for the first time. But these initial passwords present security concerns when users know (or can guess) other users’ passwords.

You trust Kidblog to create a safe, secure space for your students. How do you ensure your students' passwords are strong enough? When teachers create student accounts, they often establish a basic or shared password that can be easily distributed and remembered by students. This is a great way to get students logged in for the first time. But these initial passwords present security concerns when users know (or can guess) other users' passwords.... read more

Connections Discoverability

Connections Discoverability

Students are motivated to write with power and passion when they know their words are being heard. Connecting with classrooms provides your students an authentic audience. Kidblog now provides a way to easily locate active classes, similar to yours, right in your class settings. Whether you are brand new to Kidblog, or have been using

Students are motivated to write with power and passion when they know their words are being heard. Connecting with classrooms provides your students an authentic audience. Kidblog now provides a way to easily locate active classes, similar to yours, right in your class settings. Whether you are brand new to Kidblog, or have been using... read more

Webinar: Connecting with other classrooms: Down the hall, within your district, or around the world

Webinar: Connecting with other classrooms: Down the hall, within your district, or around the world

Second and third grade teacher, Kaitlyn Hileman, shares tips for connecting your Kidblog class with others’ around the world. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of connecting with other classrooms How to find classes to connect with in Kidblog How to prepare students to blog for an audience beyond the teacher or classmates

Second and third grade teacher, Kaitlyn Hileman, shares tips for connecting your Kidblog class with others’ around the world. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of connecting with other classrooms How to find classes to connect with in Kidblog How to prepare students to blog for an audience beyond the teacher or classmates... read more

AASL 2017 Recap

AASL 2017 Recap

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the... read more

Blogging in a Library Setting

Blogging in a Library Setting

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been... read more

Kidblog at AASL 2017 – Phoenix

Kidblog at AASL 2017 – Phoenix

Kidblog is excited to be attending the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders – AASL17 in Phoenix, AZ! For those who will also be in attendance, be sure to stop by the Kidblog booth #938 for great conversation, live demos, free swag, and more.

Kidblog is excited to be attending the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders – AASL17 in Phoenix, AZ! For those who will also be in attendance, be sure to stop by the Kidblog booth #938 for great conversation, live demos, free swag, and more.... read more