4 Options for End-of-Year Transitions

4 Options for End-of-Year Transitions

It happens every year when the end of the school year approaches: your to-do list continues to grow as time slips away. For Kidblog members, one of the items on your list is “wrapping up” this year’s blogs, ensuring your students have the tools to continue building their learning portfolio with next year’s teacher (and beyond).

It happens every year when the end of the school year approaches: your to-do list continues to grow as time slips away. For Kidblog members, one of the items on your list is "wrapping up" this year's blogs, ensuring your students have the tools to continue building their learning portfolio with next year's teacher (and beyond).... read more

Retelling the Story: What Comes Next?

Retelling the Story: What Comes Next?

Recently, I have used blogging as a means for students to retell portions of a story that we have been reading in class in a way that helps them better understand the meaning of the book. In my Spanish class, we use leveled readers throughout the year to build our language skills.

Recently, I have used blogging as a means for students to retell portions of a story that we have been reading in class in a way that helps them better understand the meaning of the book. In my Spanish class, we use leveled readers throughout the year to build our language skills.... read more

Sharing Student Victories

Sharing Student Victories

It is true what they say that you’re only as smart as the company you keep. The statement is especially true in the classroom. My students are constantly inspiring me and coming up with great ideas. Sometimes they will take an assignment and make it ten times better than I ever imagined. That is how

It is true what they say that you’re only as smart as the company you keep. The statement is especially true in the classroom. My students are constantly inspiring me and coming up with great ideas. Sometimes they will take an assignment and make it ten times better than I ever imagined. That is how... read more

Find Success Blogging with Young Students

Find Success Blogging with Young Students

When introducing the idea of blogging I always begin with a familiar story. This allows students to begin to make a connection between blogging and a loved story.

When introducing the idea of blogging I always begin with a familiar story. This allows students to begin to make a connection between blogging and a loved story. ... read more

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