Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Finding student motivation

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Finding student motivation

How could we facilitate a student-centered, digital writing environment, a place where student writers flourished? For the 11th graders – a blog writing competition:

How could we facilitate a student-centered, digital writing environment, a place where student writers flourished? For the 11th graders - a blog writing competition:... read more

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Confronting reluctance and resistance

Blogging with students in a secondary school setting: Confronting reluctance and resistance

And then reality hit. Honestly, I still can’t pinpoint the exact obstacles; why my students were so reluctant to engage in an academic-digital context. But I can share my experiences, frustrations and disappointments and I can share my tiny victories.

And then reality hit. Honestly, I still can’t pinpoint the exact obstacles; why my students were so reluctant to engage in an academic-digital context. But I can share my experiences, frustrations and disappointments and I can share my tiny victories.... read more

Using Blogs in the Science Classroom

Using Blogs in the Science Classroom

By reflecting on learning in classroom science blogs, I have seen increased engagement in the classroom. My students are required to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through a digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.

By reflecting on learning in classroom science blogs, I have seen increased engagement in the classroom. My students are required to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through a digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.... read more

FETC 2017 Recap

FETC 2017 Recap

This past week, our team was in Orlando, FL attending the Future of Technology Conference—the nation’s largest regional education technology event. FETC focuses on leveraging technology to drive preK-12 student success. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. It was also an honor to be featured in several sessions

This past week, our team was in Orlando, FL attending the Future of Technology Conference—the nation’s largest regional education technology event. FETC focuses on leveraging technology to drive preK-12 student success. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. It was also an honor to be featured in several sessions... read more

Moderating Comments

Moderating Comments

Everyone has an opinion We live in a world where everyone’s opinion can be heard. These opinions can be expressed in a matter of ways, both negatively and positively.  It is often this notion that deters teachers from opening their classroom to the power of blogging. Kidblog offers a way to ease this worry by

Everyone has an opinion We live in a world where everyone’s opinion can be heard. These opinions can be expressed in a matter of ways, both negatively and positively.  It is often this notion that deters teachers from opening their classroom to the power of blogging. Kidblog offers a way to ease this worry by... read more

Tapping into the World of Wonder

Tapping into the World of Wonder

Mysteries The mysteries of the world are myriad. Sometimes they look like little balls of butter. Sometimes they clump together in the shape of South America. The mysteries of the world puzzle us. They make us take our glasses off and look so close we dust our noses with them. The mysteries of the world

Mysteries The mysteries of the world are myriad. Sometimes they look like little balls of butter. Sometimes they clump together in the shape of South America. The mysteries of the world puzzle us. They make us take our glasses off and look so close we dust our noses with them. The mysteries of the world... read more

Using Kidblog in Literature Circles

Using Kidblog in Literature Circles

A number of years ago I attempted to reinvent literature circles by putting the questions online and using Kidblog as the forum… they work together answering deeper level questions in class, and then they break to individually answer those questions on Kidblog.

A number of years ago I attempted to reinvent literature circles by putting the questions online and using Kidblog as the forum... they work together answering deeper level questions in class, and then they break to individually answer those questions on Kidblog.... read more