Why I Don’t Grade My Students’ Blogs

Why I Don’t Grade My Students’ Blogs

All that writing and you don’t have a single grade? This discussion came up in the faculty lunch room last week. Should we be grading student blogs? It seems silly to have students spend so much time on writing, then not grade it. But after much consideration, I realized it all goes back to your purpose.

All that writing and you don’t have a single grade? This discussion came up in the faculty lunch room last week. Should we be grading student blogs? It seems silly to have students spend so much time on writing, then not grade it. But after much consideration, I realized it all goes back to your purpose. ... read more

Blogging for Differentiation

Blogging for Differentiation

I can remember hearing the word differentiation during my college education classes and thinking that the word alone sounded daunting. Little did I know how truly daunting it would become when actually faced with a room full of students with different needs, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.

I can remember hearing the word differentiation during my college education classes and thinking that the word alone sounded daunting. Little did I know how truly daunting it would become when actually faced with a room full of students with different needs, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.... read more

Big Experiences, Small Price

Big Experiences, Small Price

With rapid growth and the recent launch of our new student publishing platform, Kidblog usage is at an all-time high. This demand has led to increased infrastructure, support, and development costs. Our membership model is changing to continue to innovate and serve our users.

With rapid growth and the recent launch of our new student publishing platform, Kidblog usage is at an all-time high. This demand has led to increased infrastructure, support, and development costs. Our membership model is changing to continue to innovate and serve our users.... read more

Kidblog – Inside and Outside the Classroom

Kidblog – Inside and Outside the Classroom

I value the importance of having strong, meaningful relationships with my students and their families. Through our ability to connect and communicate effectively I am able to model how we will be learning alongside each other throughout our year together. With these ideas in mind I started to use Kidblog as a platform to help me establish positive relationships with my students and their families.

I value the importance of having strong, meaningful relationships with my students and their families. Through our ability to connect and communicate effectively I am able to model how we will be learning alongside each other throughout our year together. With these ideas in mind I started to use Kidblog as a platform to help me establish positive relationships with my students and their families.... read more

New Kidblog Available Now

New Kidblog Available Now

Kidblog’s newly redesigned student publishing platform is here. Based on teacher input, the new platform delivers significant advancements in enabling students to share their voice with an authentic audience. Take a 3-minute video tour.

Kidblog's newly redesigned student publishing platform is here. Based on teacher input, the new platform delivers significant advancements in enabling students to share their voice with an authentic audience. Take a 3-minute video tour.... read more

4 Steps to Winning Parent Participation

4 Steps to Winning Parent Participation

Parent buy-in is essential when blogging. We as educators know the benefits of blogging with students, but parents may still be apprehensive. Your students love it and you love it, but how can you get parents to love blogging?

Parent buy-in is essential when blogging. We as educators know the benefits of blogging with students, but parents may still be apprehensive. Your students love it and you love it, but how can you get parents to love blogging?... read more

Student Blogs for Math Communication

Student Blogs for Math Communication

For most of my teaching career there has been a focus on math communication. Both verbal and written communication is something I’ve worked at incorporating daily into my students’ math program. Having students express thoughts, ideas, write their own problems and share how they completed tasks/solved problems, etc. can show a lot about a student’s mathematical understanding.

For most of my teaching career there has been a focus on math communication. Both verbal and written communication is something I’ve worked at incorporating daily into my students’ math program. Having students express thoughts, ideas, write their own problems and share how they completed tasks/solved problems, etc. can show a lot about a student’s mathematical understanding.... read more