Encouraging students to publish outside of the classroom

Encouraging students to publish outside of the classroom

“Last night on Kidblog I wrote about……”, “Over the weekend I blogged about my……” Would these be phrases you would like to hear in your classroom? Me too! When we have created a community of writers who take time outside of “assignments” to write then we have had an influence in the literary world. Encouraging

“Last night on Kidblog I wrote about……”, “Over the weekend I blogged about my……” Would these be phrases you would like to hear in your classroom? Me too! When we have created a community of writers who take time outside of “assignments” to write then we have had an influence in the literary world. Encouraging... read more

Setting and following through on goals

Setting and following through on goals

I tell students that my eighth-grade Language Arts class is like an epic novel. Just as in any good story, we open by meeting the characters, understanding the rules of their fictional world, and learning about the problems that will ultimately spin into fully-formed conflict. That early part of the story, the exposition, might last

I tell students that my eighth-grade Language Arts class is like an epic novel. Just as in any good story, we open by meeting the characters, understanding the rules of their fictional world, and learning about the problems that will ultimately spin into fully-formed conflict. That early part of the story, the exposition, might last... read more

5 reasons to build student portfolios on Kidblog

5 reasons to build student portfolios on Kidblog

Kidblog enables schools to document student learning over time with digital portfolios. With no manual curation required, students’ portfolios are built automatically across classes, demonstrating growth year-over-year. Parents can celebrate their children’s achievements throughout their academic journey. 1.) Kidblog portfolios give students ownership over their work. Students have the option to change their portfolio theme,

Kidblog enables schools to document student learning over time with digital portfolios. With no manual curation required, students’ portfolios are built automatically across classes, demonstrating growth year-over-year. Parents can celebrate their children’s achievements throughout their academic journey. 1.) Kidblog portfolios give students ownership over their work. Students have the option to change their portfolio theme,... read more

Student Generated Blog Topics

Student Generated Blog Topics

“What do I write about” echoes in the classroom.   “What do you want to write about?” “I don’t know. I have a boring life.” Here I am, stuck again with this common blogging problem: What do you write about?  As a blogger myself, I get this.  I am always on the lookout for good

“What do I write about” echoes in the classroom.   “What do you want to write about?” “I don’t know. I have a boring life.” Here I am, stuck again with this common blogging problem: What do you write about?  As a blogger myself, I get this.  I am always on the lookout for good... read more

Expanding Student Voice

Expanding Student Voice

Whether using Kidblog in your science, math, or ELA classroom (or any subject area), the ability to connect your students with an audience is one of the greatest benefits to blogging. When students have the realization that they are writing for an audience beyond you, the teacher, their writing flourishes. Students are able to share their passions, interests, ideas, and knowledge with

Whether using Kidblog in your science, math, or ELA classroom (or any subject area), the ability to connect your students with an audience is one of the greatest benefits to blogging. When students have the realization that they are writing for an audience beyond you, the teacher, their writing flourishes. Students are able to share their passions, interests, ideas, and knowledge with... read more

How Kidblog supports and meets the ISTE Standards for Students

How Kidblog supports and meets the ISTE Standards for Students

Empowered Learner Digital Citizen Knowledge Constructor Innovative Designer Computational Thinker Creative Communicator Global Collaborator   The Student Standards reflect the skills that we want the students of today to develop, so they can become more connected with their learning and prepare for their future in an increasingly digital world. The use of blogging is a

Empowered Learner Digital Citizen Knowledge Constructor Innovative Designer Computational Thinker Creative Communicator Global Collaborator   The Student Standards reflect the skills that we want the students of today to develop, so they can become more connected with their learning and prepare for their future in an increasingly digital world. The use of blogging is a... read more

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