Free Student Blogging Unit Plan

Free Student Blogging Unit Plan

Teach a creative writing project full of fun blogging activities. Download a complete unit plan by TechnoKids, free with Kidblog membership.

Teach a creative writing project full of fun blogging activities. Download a complete unit plan by TechnoKids, free with Kidblog membership.... read more

Kidblog opens the door for Hilliard City School students

Kidblog opens the door for Hilliard City School students

Hilliard City School District established an Admin Pro membership with Kidblog in 2015. Since then, their teachers and students have created over 42,000 posts and 100,000 comments. Each year, a growing number of teachers are interested in publishing student work with Kidblog and request access to the platform. Cathy Mere is an Elementary Literacy Instructional Leader with

Hilliard City School District established an Admin Pro membership with Kidblog in 2015. Since then, their teachers and students have created over 42,000 posts and 100,000 comments. Each year, a growing number of teachers are interested in publishing student work with Kidblog and request access to the platform. Cathy Mere is an Elementary Literacy Instructional Leader with... read more

Google Classroom Integration – Create, Submit, and Grade Assignments

Google Classroom Integration – Create, Submit, and Grade Assignments

Kidblog now integrates with Google Classroom! Teachers can assign and grade Google Classroom assignments seamlessly from their Kidblog class. Students can publish Kidblog posts and submit the link as an attachment to their Google Classroom coursework. Google Classroom joins Kidblog’s existing integrations with Google Drive and Google Login (Single Sign-On). Now, in addition to embedding Google Docs, Slides,

Kidblog now integrates with Google Classroom! Teachers can assign and grade Google Classroom assignments seamlessly from their Kidblog class. Students can publish Kidblog posts and submit the link as an attachment to their Google Classroom coursework. Google Classroom joins Kidblog’s existing integrations with Google Drive and Google Login (Single Sign-On). Now, in addition to embedding Google Docs, Slides,... read more

#FETC19

#FETC19

Many Kidblog teachers are arriving in Orlando, excited to attend (or present at) the FETC19 conference. FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference) is a place for “tech-savvy educators, curriculum designers, online educators, technology integration specialists, grant developers, professional development trainers, ed tech coaches, and pre-service teachers to: Discover how to engage all learners by using technology

Many Kidblog teachers are arriving in Orlando, excited to attend (or present at) the FETC19 conference. FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference) is a place for “tech-savvy educators, curriculum designers, online educators, technology integration specialists, grant developers, professional development trainers, ed tech coaches, and pre-service teachers to: Discover how to engage all learners by using technology... 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

A Tech Integrationist’s Role in Implementing Kidblog Schoolwide

A Tech Integrationist’s Role in Implementing Kidblog Schoolwide

I began experimenting with student blogging five years ago as a third grade classroom teacher.  Now that I have a few more years of experience under my belt and have transitioned to the role of K-12 Technology Integrationist, I have a few tips for other Tech Integrationists facilitating Kidblog schoolwide.   In working with teachers

I began experimenting with student blogging five years ago as a third grade classroom teacher.  Now that I have a few more years of experience under my belt and have transitioned to the role of K-12 Technology Integrationist, I have a few tips for other Tech Integrationists facilitating Kidblog schoolwide.   In working with teachers... read more

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