Webinar: Integrating Various Apps into Kidblog Posts

Webinar: Integrating Various Apps into Kidblog Posts

In this webinar, fifth grade English and Social Studies teacher, Michelle Miesko, shares how to use Kidblog with iPads and various EdTech apps. Michelle discusses best practices for moderating posts and comments, as well as, how images enhance Kidblog posts. In this video, you will learn: How to encourage quality comments The teacher’s role in

In this webinar, fifth grade English and Social Studies teacher, Michelle Miesko, shares how to use Kidblog with iPads and various EdTech apps. Michelle discusses best practices for moderating posts and comments, as well as, how images enhance Kidblog posts. In this video, you will learn: How to encourage quality comments The teacher’s role in... read more

Increasing Student Enjoyment in Writing

Increasing Student Enjoyment in Writing

Although I give them many tools to help them write, it is still hard to generate a positive response to writing. I had a moment three years ago (as my fourth class of the day groaned over a writing assignment) when I realized I needed to change something in our writing routine.

Although I give them many tools to help them write, it is still hard to generate a positive response to writing. I had a moment three years ago (as my fourth class of the day groaned over a writing assignment) when I realized I needed to change something in our writing routine.... read more

Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use “text-talk.” They know that blog posts won’t be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use "text-talk." They know that blog posts won't be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.... read more

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you... read more

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will... read more

Three Types of Math Problems to Use in Kidblog

Three Types of Math Problems to Use in Kidblog

Recently I have been using Kidblog to facilitate online math discussions with my students.  I posted several questions, asked the students to answer them in the comments, and told them I would wait awhile before approving any comments.  This gave students a chance to think about the problems before they read anyone else’s answers. In

Recently I have been using Kidblog to facilitate online math discussions with my students.  I posted several questions, asked the students to answer them in the comments, and told them I would wait awhile before approving any comments.  This gave students a chance to think about the problems before they read anyone else’s answers. In... read more

Connecting with an Audience

Connecting with an Audience

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.... read more