Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class... read more

Keep the Momentum Going: Convincing next year’s teacher to blog in the classroom

Keep the Momentum Going: Convincing next year’s teacher to blog in the classroom

Summer gardening projects allow for a great many hours of contemplation as I pull weeds and tend to my flower and veggie beds.  As my thoughts turn to the upcoming school year, I find myself thinking about my last year’s class and how their writing bloomed through blogging over the course of the school year.

Summer gardening projects allow for a great many hours of contemplation as I pull weeds and tend to my flower and veggie beds.  As my thoughts turn to the upcoming school year, I find myself thinking about my last year’s class and how their writing bloomed through blogging over the course of the school year.... read more

Going Global with Kidblog

Going Global with Kidblog

I had a wonderful experience meeting the Kidblog team in person at ISTE in June in San Antonio. As a primary school teacher, I have been working with Kidblog successfully for approximately 5 years with students in grades 2 and 3. I have also led professional development workshops to share how to effectively use blogging

I had a wonderful experience meeting the Kidblog team in person at ISTE in June in San Antonio. As a primary school teacher, I have been working with Kidblog successfully for approximately 5 years with students in grades 2 and 3. I have also led professional development workshops to share how to effectively use blogging... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write... read more

Webinar: Assessing and Celebrating Student Growth

Webinar: Assessing and Celebrating Student Growth

Fifth grade teacher and Admin Pro user, Tiffany Rose, shares how she uses Kidblog to support assessment and celebrate accomplishments through writing. In this webinar, you will learn: Integrating school and/or district standards into classroom blogging How to continuously track student progress towards achieving standards throughout the year Ideas for celebrating student progress throughout the

Fifth grade teacher and Admin Pro user, Tiffany Rose, shares how she uses Kidblog to support assessment and celebrate accomplishments through writing. In this webinar, you will learn: Integrating school and/or district standards into classroom blogging How to continuously track student progress towards achieving standards throughout the year Ideas for celebrating student progress throughout the... read more

Sharing Kidblog at Professional Development Events and Conferences

Sharing Kidblog at Professional Development Events and Conferences

Preparing to lead a professional development session or conference presentation takes time, especially planning the most beneficial activities and methods to deliver the information. It is a good idea to plan different activities that will both inform and engage the participants, and lead to great conversations and takeaways that can be implemented right away. Often

Preparing to lead a professional development session or conference presentation takes time, especially planning the most beneficial activities and methods to deliver the information. It is a good idea to plan different activities that will both inform and engage the participants, and lead to great conversations and takeaways that can be implemented right away. Often... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kathleen Sokolowski

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was

Inspired by Franki Sibberson, Kathleen started blogging with her third grade class three years ago. Her students have since become authors, excited to write online for an authentic audience (even over vacations, weekends, and summer break!). What motivated you to start blogging with your students? KS: I switched from kindergarten to third grade and was... read more