4 Ways to Promote Student Writing on Kidblog

4 Ways to Promote Student Writing on Kidblog

We share our stories and poems on Kidblog in my creative writing class about once a week. How do classmates select the stories they will read?  Do they read in the order they appear? Do they only read their friends’ writing?  What appeals to them? Recently, we discussed the power of promotion.  Publishers know how

We share our stories and poems on Kidblog in my creative writing class about once a week. How do classmates select the stories they will read?  Do they read in the order they appear? Do they only read their friends’ writing?  What appeals to them? Recently, we discussed the power of promotion.  Publishers know how... read more

Moving Literature Discussions Online

Moving Literature Discussions Online

One of the many benefits of using blogging in the classroom, particularly if you have multiple students in different buildings studying the same material, is being able to bring students together virtually to share in literature discussions. Traveling teachers who struggle to hold literature discussions with small numbers of students of a certain educational population, such as gifted students

One of the many benefits of using blogging in the classroom, particularly if you have multiple students in different buildings studying the same material, is being able to bring students together virtually to share in literature discussions. Traveling teachers who struggle to hold literature discussions with small numbers of students of a certain educational population, such as gifted students... read more

How to Encourage Constructive Commenting

How to Encourage Constructive Commenting

“Great Job!👍😍” “I really liked your writing!👏❤️” “Awesome!!!!💛 💚 💙 💜” Flashback: year one. Yes, the first days my middle school students began blogging and commenting on each others work in the classroom looked like colorful skittles on the page. The comments were a combination of emoji icons and short, clipped phrases of “nice job”

“Great Job!👍😍” “I really liked your writing!👏❤️” “Awesome!!!!💛 💚 💙 💜” Flashback: year one. Yes, the first days my middle school students began blogging and commenting on each others work in the classroom looked like colorful skittles on the page. The comments were a combination of emoji icons and short, clipped phrases of “nice job”... read more

Webinar: Getting Started with Student Blogging

Webinar: Getting Started with Student Blogging

Third grade gifted education teacher, Marcia Armbruster, shares tips on starting a class blog. She will help you determine how to best to meet the needs of your class with your blog. In this webinar, you will learn: How to determine the needs of your students and consider your needs as the teacher in regards

Third grade gifted education teacher, Marcia Armbruster, shares tips on starting a class blog. She will help you determine how to best to meet the needs of your class with your blog. In this webinar, you will learn: How to determine the needs of your students and consider your needs as the teacher in regards... read more

Conducting Book Reviews on Kidblog

Conducting Book Reviews on Kidblog

Book recommendations One of my goals for blogging with my students was for them to share book recommendations.  My fifth grade gifted students read a lot, and some are always looking for something new to read.  Once they read a book they love, they now have a place to share it with other students.  They

Book recommendations One of my goals for blogging with my students was for them to share book recommendations.  My fifth grade gifted students read a lot, and some are always looking for something new to read.  Once they read a book they love, they now have a place to share it with other students.  They... read more

The Power of Thoughtful Commenting

The Power of Thoughtful Commenting

They have seen how the written word can inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be, or how negative comments can greatly impact a life forever. I am so proud of how my students use their voice to make their world brighter.

They have seen how the written word can inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be, or how negative comments can greatly impact a life forever. I am so proud of how my students use their voice to make their world brighter. ... read more