Top 3 Reasons I Have My Students Blog

Top 3 Reasons I Have My Students Blog

As a technology instructor for grades K-5 I enjoy having my students blog in the classroom. I have parents and teachers ask me often, “Why do you have your students blog?” When I answer them, I tell them there are three good reasons to blog in the classroom.

As a technology instructor for grades K-5 I enjoy having my students blog in the classroom. I have parents and teachers ask me often, “Why do you have your students blog?” When I answer them, I tell them there are three good reasons to blog in the classroom.... read more

The Key to Successful Student Blogging

The Key to Successful Student Blogging

As teachers, we’ve all heard of really great ideas we’d like to incorporate into our lessons. Sometimes our excitement is met with success, while other times we try it and vow never to do it again. Using a blog with a classroom of kids has the potential to go either way. It’s all in the planning – and it’s worth it.

As teachers, we’ve all heard of really great ideas we’d like to incorporate into our lessons. Sometimes our excitement is met with success, while other times we try it and vow never to do it again. Using a blog with a classroom of kids has the potential to go either way. It’s all in the planning - and it’s worth it.... read more

Give Your Students a Voice

Give Your Students a Voice

With the huge shift to implementing Common Core in my classroom, I found myself not giving students enough opportunities to write and express themselves thoughtfully. That’s when I came across the idea of using blogging with my fourth grade students.

With the huge shift to implementing Common Core in my classroom, I found myself not giving students enough opportunities to write and express themselves thoughtfully. That’s when I came across the idea of using blogging with my fourth grade students.... read more

Connecting Globally: Kidblog Around the World

Connecting Globally: Kidblog Around the World

An important motivator for getting your students blogging with Kidblog is the chance for their publishing to draw the attention of an international audience. Routinely, Kidbloggers are fielding comments from different corners of the world like Taiwan, Europe, South America, and New Zealand. Students might be too young to appreciate just how remarkable that is, but it’s still a valuable lesson in the “flattening” of our world.

An important motivator for getting your students blogging with Kidblog is the chance for their publishing to draw the attention of an international audience. Routinely, Kidbloggers are fielding comments from different corners of the world like Taiwan, Europe, South America, and New Zealand. Students might be too young to appreciate just how remarkable that is, but it’s still a valuable lesson in the “flattening” of our world.... read more

Kidblog Around the Web: Tips, Tricks, and Experiences

Kidblog Around the Web: Tips, Tricks, and Experiences

We love it when classroom teachers publish articles about their own experiences implementing Kidblog in the classroom. Here’s a list of recent posts that can help you find success with student blogging.

We love it when classroom teachers publish articles about their own experiences implementing Kidblog in the classroom. Here’s a list of recent posts that can help you find success with student blogging.... read more

The Changing Landscape of Tech Adoption in Schools

The Changing Landscape of Tech Adoption in Schools

I can still remember the carrels of Apple IIgs computers in my middle school library. Friends and I would play “Oregon Trail” during lunch or during free class periods. Later, those computers somehow brought me my first taste of the Internet. Those computers had been there for at least five years before I arrived, and I know

I can still remember the carrels of Apple IIgs computers in my middle school library. Friends and I would play “Oregon Trail” during lunch or during free class periods. Later, those computers somehow brought me my first taste of the Internet. Those computers had been there for at least five years before I arrived, and I know... read more

FETC 2014

FETC 2014

I just returned from FETC 2014 in Orlando, FL. Conferences are a great way to take the pulse of the education technology industry, and FETC is the first major event of the year. Companies tend to be debuting their latest and greatest in the exhibit hall while the thought leaders in breakout sessions cover new

I just returned from FETC 2014 in Orlando, FL. Conferences are a great way to take the pulse of the education technology industry, and FETC is the first major event of the year. Companies tend to be debuting their latest and greatest in the exhibit hall while the thought leaders in breakout sessions cover new... read more