Why I Don’t Grade My Students’ Blogs

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.

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. ... read more

Key features for blogging in the classroom

Key features for blogging in the classroom

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 with the tools you and your students need to be successful in this endeavor. To ensure you are aware of these helpful tools, we have compiled a list of

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 with the tools you and your students need to be successful in this endeavor. To ensure you are aware of these helpful tools, we have compiled a list of... read more

25% off for you and a friend

25% off for you and a friend

Share the benefits of safe student publishing with Kidblog. Your friends or colleagues will receive 25% off when they purchase an annual Teacher Premium membership using your referral code. Additionally, a 25% discount will be automatically applied to your upcoming membership renewal. Any teacher with an active Teacher Premium annual subscription has a referral code

Share the benefits of safe student publishing with Kidblog. Your friends or colleagues will receive 25% off when they purchase an annual Teacher Premium membership using your referral code. Additionally, a 25% discount will be automatically applied to your upcoming membership renewal. Any teacher with an active Teacher Premium annual subscription has a referral code... read more

What is your favorite blogging activity?

What is your favorite blogging activity?

We asked that question to one student in particular.   Remember our Dual Language Blogging Podcast? Featured here is some additional audio from that amazing conversation between student and teacher dual language blogging experts. Here, they’re taking a deeper dive into the pair’s favorite blogging activities. Kidblog Ambassador Marina Rodriguez and her former student (and

We asked that question to one student in particular.   Remember our Dual Language Blogging Podcast? Featured here is some additional audio from that amazing conversation between student and teacher dual language blogging experts. Here, they’re taking a deeper dive into the pair’s favorite blogging activities. Kidblog Ambassador Marina Rodriguez and her former student (and... read more

What makes you rise?

What makes you rise?

  Kidblog Podcast: Creating focus and depth with reflection: Piece of Cake. Our Kidblog Podcast series features real opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users, and in this podcast, Ms. Cynthia Cox and a few of her former students share their authentic experiences of teaching and learning through blogs with education professionals

  Kidblog Podcast: Creating focus and depth with reflection: Piece of Cake. Our Kidblog Podcast series features real opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users, and in this podcast, Ms. Cynthia Cox and a few of her former students share their authentic experiences of teaching and learning through blogs with education professionals... read more

A celebration of student voice

A celebration of student voice

  We admire our teachers who celebrate and share their students’ voices every day. Over the past month, we invited Kidblog teachers to take it one step further by promoting their students’ work as an entry to our student blog post contest. With the closing of the contest, it’s now clearer than ever that our

  We admire our teachers who celebrate and share their students’ voices every day. Over the past month, we invited Kidblog teachers to take it one step further by promoting their students’ work as an entry to our student blog post contest. With the closing of the contest, it’s now clearer than ever that our... read more

DCPS Study Abroad Experience

DCPS Study Abroad Experience

  Blogging While Abroad In 2016, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) launched the nation’s first fully-funded global travel program for students, sending approximately 400 students and educator chaperones on short-term trips abroad during the summer. The goal of DCPS Study Abroad is to make travel more equitably accessible to students in middle and

  Blogging While Abroad In 2016, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) launched the nation’s first fully-funded global travel program for students, sending approximately 400 students and educator chaperones on short-term trips abroad during the summer. The goal of DCPS Study Abroad is to make travel more equitably accessible to students in middle and... read more