The Value of an Audience

The Value of an Audience

I am frequently asked why I choose to use Kidblog as a platform for my Kindergarten students. It’s simple really: Kidblog is an opportunity to share my students’ voices globally.

I am frequently asked why I choose to use Kidblog as a platform for my Kindergarten students. It’s simple really: Kidblog is an opportunity to share my students' voices globally.... read more

Promote Student Expression​ through Storytelling

Promote Student Expression​ through Storytelling

Depending on particular class content, concepts, or topics, blogging can have a strong, positive impact on several aspects of the learning process.  Recently, I have found that providing students with a short prompt and having them create or tell a story has been extremely beneficial. In doing this, they not only build knowledge and skills

Depending on particular class content, concepts, or topics, blogging can have a strong, positive impact on several aspects of the learning process.  Recently, I have found that providing students with a short prompt and having them create or tell a story has been extremely beneficial. In doing this, they not only build knowledge and skills... read more

Keeping Writing Relevant

Keeping Writing Relevant

Through staff development, writing workshops, and online articles, the importance of keeping assignments relevant to student life has been a constant theme. The idea sounds logical and quite simple, however, sometimes it is easier said than done.

Through staff development, writing workshops, and online articles, the importance of keeping assignments relevant to student life has been a constant theme. The idea sounds logical and quite simple, however, sometimes it is easier said than done. ... read more

Learn About Your Students: Building Teacher-Student Relationships Through Blogging

Learn About Your Students: Building Teacher-Student Relationships Through Blogging

The classroom is a space where we – teachers and students – are able to constantly engage in conversation. Through these daily classroom interactions, we continuously learn about our students. But some students are not as comfortable opening up to teachers and sharing their ideas in the company of classmates.

The classroom is a space where we - teachers and students - are able to constantly engage in conversation. Through these daily classroom interactions, we continuously learn about our students. But some students are not as comfortable opening up to teachers and sharing their ideas in the company of classmates. ... read more

Students Choose the Lesson

Students Choose the Lesson

In addition to our regular reflections and project posts, we’ve dedicated one period per week for the purpose of writing a narrative on Kidblog for publication. Inspired by the different writing styles published authors shared, students started writing a story in the manner they wanted. The last several weeks have been inspiring – the kids are amazing.

In addition to our regular reflections and project posts, we’ve dedicated one period per week for the purpose of writing a narrative on Kidblog for publication. Inspired by the different writing styles published authors shared, students started writing a story in the manner they wanted. The last several weeks have been inspiring - the kids are amazing.... read more

Foreign Language Blogging: The Way to Express Yourself Freely

Foreign Language Blogging: The Way to Express Yourself Freely

Throughout the twenty-some years I have been teaching, I have continued to seek new, engaging ways for my students to practice their foreign language skills. I want students to work on their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and develop confidence using the language in the process.

Throughout the twenty-some years I have been teaching, I have continued to seek new, engaging ways for my students to practice their foreign language skills. I want students to work on their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and develop confidence using the language in the process.... read more