Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured... read more

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation... read more

Blended Learning

Blended Learning

When we implement blended learning in our classrooms, we need to be aware of falling into the trap of doing the same old thing with new technology. Innovative teaching is a proactive approach to integrating new teaching strategies and methods into a classroom.

When we implement blended learning in our classrooms, we need to be aware of falling into the trap of doing the same old thing with new technology. Innovative teaching is a proactive approach to integrating new teaching strategies and methods into a classroom. ... read more

Micro-fiction: Bite Size Literacy That Packs A Powerful Punch

Micro-fiction: Bite Size Literacy That Packs A Powerful Punch

Whether teaching literary devices or the nuances between writing for different genres, micro-fiction is the way to go. These (very) short stories are an awesome way to get students to dip their toes into the intimidating ocean that is story writing.

Whether teaching literary devices or the nuances between writing for different genres, micro-fiction is the way to go. These (very) short stories are an awesome way to get students to dip their toes into the intimidating ocean that is story writing.... read more

The Power of Words: Gratitude

The Power of Words: Gratitude

Helping students find gratitude in their lives can lessen challenges they face, brighten their day, and empower them to do good. The more aware and grateful we are of what we have and our capabilities the more capable and effective we become in living, the “fullness of life”.

Helping students find gratitude in their lives can lessen challenges they face, brighten their day, and empower them to do good. The more aware and grateful we are of what we have and our capabilities the more capable and effective we become in living, the “fullness of life”.... read more

“The Real Deal”

“The Real Deal”

I have encouraged my students to share with me their perceptions of how blogging helps them meet the goals we set. Their opinions and perceptions, what I like to call “The Real Deal”, serves as my system of checks and balances, and helps me drive my instruction in ways that allow my students to both achieve the necessary standards and still come to school excited to learn.

I have encouraged my students to share with me their perceptions of how blogging helps them meet the goals we set. Their opinions and perceptions, what I like to call “The Real Deal”, serves as my system of checks and balances, and helps me drive my instruction in ways that allow my students to both achieve the necessary standards and still come to school excited to learn.... read more

Storytelling with Kidblog

Storytelling with Kidblog

Blogging helps develop critical skills students need. In addition to working on necessary skills for communication and mastering grammar, blogging boosts creativity, increases confidence in expressing thoughts and ideas, and encourages authenticity when students write with purpose. Blogging for increased social interaction in the classroom will also lead to a more positive learning environment and help students

Blogging helps develop critical skills students need. In addition to working on necessary skills for communication and mastering grammar, blogging boosts creativity, increases confidence in expressing thoughts and ideas, and encourages authenticity when students write with purpose. Blogging for increased social interaction in the classroom will also lead to a more positive learning environment and help students... read more