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.

From set-up to celebration: Blogging resources to get you through the year

From set-up to celebration: Blogging resources to get you through the year

Teachers often choose to jump-start the new year by introducing students and setting expectations. The best way to do this? As the first posts on your class blog! However, it can be intimidating to start something new (for both you, the teacher, and students). Check out these tips to launching a successful class blog. And, if you’re

Teachers often choose to jump-start the new year by introducing students and setting expectations. The best way to do this? As the first posts on your class blog! However, it can be intimidating to start something new (for both you, the teacher, and students). Check out these tips to launching a successful class blog. And, if you’re... read more

How to incorporate blogging in any subject area (beyond ELA!)

How to incorporate blogging in any subject area (beyond ELA!)

Reflecting on learning in science blogs will lead to an overall increase in student engagement. Consider this – Students begin to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.   Math communication – seems like an oxymoron. However, by

Reflecting on learning in science blogs will lead to an overall increase in student engagement. Consider this – Students begin to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.   Math communication – seems like an oxymoron. However, by... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write... read more

Webinar: Assessing and Celebrating Student Growth

Webinar: Assessing and Celebrating Student Growth

Fifth grade teacher and Admin Pro user, Tiffany Rose, shares how she uses Kidblog to support assessment and celebrate accomplishments through writing. In this webinar, you will learn: Integrating school and/or district standards into classroom blogging How to continuously track student progress towards achieving standards throughout the year Ideas for celebrating student progress throughout the

Fifth grade teacher and Admin Pro user, Tiffany Rose, shares how she uses Kidblog to support assessment and celebrate accomplishments through writing. In this webinar, you will learn: Integrating school and/or district standards into classroom blogging How to continuously track student progress towards achieving standards throughout the year Ideas for celebrating student progress throughout the... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was... read more