Mrs. Ripp & Her Fifth Grade West Middleton Class: In the Classroom with Kidblog

The following is the first in a series of guest posts written by real teachers across America who embrace Kidblog in their classrooms. We’re excited to showcase their stories of dedication and success right here for you readers at home.  Give Students A Voice: How Blogging Changes Education Written by Mrs. Pernille Ripp – Fifth

The following is the first in a series of guest posts written by real teachers across America who embrace Kidblog in their classrooms. We’re excited to showcase their stories of dedication and success right here for you readers at home.  Give Students A Voice: How Blogging Changes Education Written by Mrs. Pernille Ripp – Fifth... read more

Spooky Story-time: 5 Fun & Festive Halloween Blogging Activities

There’s nothing quite like Halloween, is there? Perhaps it’s the rare treat of dressing up in costumes, or the classic icons that accompany October 31st: from ghosts in clanking chains to slinky black cats, grim Jack-O-Lanterns to ghastly witches flying over the moon— the list goes on! It’s plain to see why All Hallow’s Eve

There’s nothing quite like Halloween, is there? Perhaps it’s the rare treat of dressing up in costumes, or the classic icons that accompany October 31st: from ghosts in clanking chains to slinky black cats, grim Jack-O-Lanterns to ghastly witches flying over the moon— the list goes on! It’s plain to see why All Hallow’s Eve... read more

Smart Surfing 101: Teaching Your Students to be Safe Online

The Internet is a digital window into the world that enables new connections, fosters relationships, enhances learning and spreads information. But it can also be a scary place when thinking about students roaming freely with access to undesirable material. So, we’ve developed some helpful hints, tricks and tips to help keep students’ eyes and ears

The Internet is a digital window into the world that enables new connections, fosters relationships, enhances learning and spreads information. But it can also be a scary place when thinking about students roaming freely with access to undesirable material. So, we’ve developed some helpful hints, tricks and tips to help keep students’ eyes and ears... read more

Times are a-Changin’! 5 Ways Kids Today Can Use Social Media For Homework

© Andres Rodriguez – Fotolia.com It seems like you can never find a pre-teen/tween/teen without a smart phone, iPad, e-reader or some other electronic device instantaneously connecting them to their friends via the world of social media. Often preferring to text, tweet, Instagram, pin, post, and +1 instead of seeing a friend in person, most

© Andres Rodriguez – Fotolia.com It seems like you can never find a pre-teen/tween/teen without a smart phone, iPad, e-reader or some other electronic device instantaneously connecting them to their friends via the world of social media. Often preferring to text, tweet, Instagram, pin, post, and +1 instead of seeing a friend in person, most... read more

Kidblog in Action! Classroom Q&A With Kindergarten Teacher Sharon Davison

Kidblog in Action! Classroom Q&A With Kindergarten Teacher Sharon Davison

Sharon Davison (@kkidsinvt) is a kindergarten teacher in Vermont with a ton of experience. She’s been teaching for 28 years (kindergarten for five of those years) and has seen a lot technological change. Sharon proudly integrates tech in her classroom – including Kidblog! We consider her a cutting-edge leader among fellow 21st-century teachers. It was an honor

Sharon Davison (@kkidsinvt) is a kindergarten teacher in Vermont with a ton of experience. She’s been teaching for 28 years (kindergarten for five of those years) and has seen a lot technological change. Sharon proudly integrates tech in her classroom – including Kidblog! We consider her a cutting-edge leader among fellow 21st-century teachers. It was an honor... read more

In the Classroom with Kidblog! Educator Craig Badura Interviewed

Craig Badura (@mrbadura) is an innovative educator from Nebraska who has agreed to share his pedagogical insights about student blogging. Craig is a huge advocate for Kidblog, and when we first approached him for the candid Q&A, his response was: “I am humbled that Kidblog is asking me questions! I am just enamored by the

Craig Badura (@mrbadura) is an innovative educator from Nebraska who has agreed to share his pedagogical insights about student blogging. Craig is a huge advocate for Kidblog, and when we first approached him for the candid Q&A, his response was: “I am humbled that Kidblog is asking me questions! I am just enamored by the... read more

YouTube EDU: Rocking Today’s Classrooms, One Video At A Time

YouTube EDU: Rocking Today’s Classrooms, One Video At A Time

Hey, teachers! Can’t access YouTube on your school’s network? Now you can! Did you know? …YouTube now has YouTube EDU! You can sign up to access your personal channel on YouTube EDU safely and securely on your school’s network. This special edition of YouTube responsibly limits your student’s searching ability to only the content you choose to share.

Hey, teachers! Can’t access YouTube on your school’s network? Now you can! Did you know? …YouTube now has YouTube EDU! You can sign up to access your personal channel on YouTube EDU safely and securely on your school's network. This special edition of YouTube responsibly limits your student's searching ability to only the content you choose to share.... read more