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.

Kidblog Spotlight On: Sharon Davison

Kidblog Spotlight On: Sharon Davison

Searching for a way to connect with her incoming Kindergarteners, Sharon Davison turned to blogging. Seven years later, Sharon and her students have reached beyond friends and family and have spoken to the world using Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? SD: “I started blogging using Kidblog about 7 years ago

Searching for a way to connect with her incoming Kindergarteners, Sharon Davison turned to blogging. Seven years later, Sharon and her students have reached beyond friends and family and have spoken to the world using Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? SD: “I started blogging using Kidblog about 7 years ago... read more

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish Freely

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish Freely

Year 5/6 teacher, Blair Smith, shares how encouraging students to publish on topics they are interested in, at anytime, will increase student blogging interest and improve overall writing. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of allowing students to publish their own content based on interests The difference between giving students an audience and

Year 5/6 teacher, Blair Smith, shares how encouraging students to publish on topics they are interested in, at anytime, will increase student blogging interest and improve overall writing. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of allowing students to publish their own content based on interests The difference between giving students an audience and... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Karyn Keenan

Kidblog Spotlight On: Karyn Keenan

“It’s important that my students create with technology, rather than just consume it,” notes Karyn when asked what motivated her to start blogging with her students. With this in mind, she jumped into Kidblog with her students and hasn’t looked back. The results? Hundreds of posts and comments in one short month. What has been the

“It’s important that my students create with technology, rather than just consume it,” notes Karyn when asked what motivated her to start blogging with her students. With this in mind, she jumped into Kidblog with her students and hasn’t looked back. The results? Hundreds of posts and comments in one short month. What has been the... read more

Webinar: Getting Parents Involved

Webinar: Getting Parents Involved

Kidblog teacher of five years, Danielle Mastrogiovanni, shares how blogging has opened a door into her classroom and changed her students’ relationship with writing. She gives tips and applicable advice on getting parents involved in class work using Kidblog. In this webinar, you will learn: Tips for educating parents on blogging and how it works

Kidblog teacher of five years, Danielle Mastrogiovanni, shares how blogging has opened a door into her classroom and changed her students’ relationship with writing. She gives tips and applicable advice on getting parents involved in class work using Kidblog. In this webinar, you will learn: Tips for educating parents on blogging and how it works... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kelly Walton

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kelly Walton

Grade 6 teacher, Kelly Walton, empowers students to take action through the power of writing. She has been blogging with Kidblog for three years and is still surprised by her students daily. Blogging has changed her teaching practice and engaged students to transform the learning in the classroom, including the teacher. What motivated you to start blogging with

Grade 6 teacher, Kelly Walton, empowers students to take action through the power of writing. She has been blogging with Kidblog for three years and is still surprised by her students daily. Blogging has changed her teaching practice and engaged students to transform the learning in the classroom, including the teacher. What motivated you to start blogging with... read more

Webinar: Introducing Blogging to Teachers at Professional Development Events

Webinar: Introducing Blogging to Teachers at Professional Development Events

Fourth grade dual language teacher, Marina Rodriguez, shares an example presentation on Kidblog that can be used at various professional development events including EdCamps and tech conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to introduce teachers to the idea and benefits of blogging in the classroom The four components to preparing 21st century students for a

Fourth grade dual language teacher, Marina Rodriguez, shares an example presentation on Kidblog that can be used at various professional development events including EdCamps and tech conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to introduce teachers to the idea and benefits of blogging in the classroom The four components to preparing 21st century students for a... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Christa Elder

Kidblog Spotlight On: Christa Elder

First and second grade teacher, Christa Elder, began using Kidblog in an effort to integrate more technology into the classroom. Six years later, she continues to use the platform to give students’ writing a meaningful purpose. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? CE: “We were always looking at ways to integrate technology

First and second grade teacher, Christa Elder, began using Kidblog in an effort to integrate more technology into the classroom. Six years later, she continues to use the platform to give students’ writing a meaningful purpose. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? CE: “We were always looking at ways to integrate technology... read more