Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue... read more

Webinar: Connecting with other classrooms: Down the hall, within your district, or around the world

Webinar: Connecting with other classrooms: Down the hall, within your district, or around the world

Second and third grade teacher, Kaitlyn Hileman, shares tips for connecting your Kidblog class with others’ around the world. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of connecting with other classrooms How to find classes to connect with in Kidblog How to prepare students to blog for an audience beyond the teacher or classmates

Second and third grade teacher, Kaitlyn Hileman, shares tips for connecting your Kidblog class with others’ around the world. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of connecting with other classrooms How to find classes to connect with in Kidblog How to prepare students to blog for an audience beyond the teacher or classmates... read more

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.... read more

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.... read more

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that... read more

Keep Writing Momentum: How to encourage student blogging over the summer

Keep Writing Momentum: How to encourage student blogging over the summer

The school year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am going to miss my kids.  I will especially miss reading their unique stories in our Kidblog class. The last day of school does not have to be the end for blogging.  The internet stays open and so

The school year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am going to miss my kids.  I will especially miss reading their unique stories in our Kidblog class. The last day of school does not have to be the end for blogging.  The internet stays open and so... read more

Building Foreign Language Vocabulary through Blogging

Building Foreign Language Vocabulary through Blogging

Learning a foreign language can prove to be challenging, especially with the continual addition of new vocabulary, verbs, and the different grammar topics involved in language learning. There are a variety of resources available, in traditional paper format as well as digital, to help language learners get that iterative practice that they need in order

Learning a foreign language can prove to be challenging, especially with the continual addition of new vocabulary, verbs, and the different grammar topics involved in language learning. There are a variety of resources available, in traditional paper format as well as digital, to help language learners get that iterative practice that they need in order... read more