Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media

Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media

While the concept of student blogging isn’t new, some remain hesitant to integrate it into their classroom as they are skeptical of its academic merits. I understand. It’s your responsibility as educators to ensure any action you’re taking that will affect student learning is scholastic, engaging, and purposeful. Here at Kidblog, we’ve witnessed classroom blogging

While the concept of student blogging isn’t new, some remain hesitant to integrate it into their classroom as they are skeptical of its academic merits. I understand. It’s your responsibility as educators to ensure any action you’re taking that will affect student learning is scholastic, engaging, and purposeful. Here at Kidblog, we’ve witnessed classroom blogging... read more

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions... read more

March as Inspiration

March as Inspiration

A fresh canvas, an empty page, a blank screen; these await inspiration and have boundless potential! Teachers are constantly searching for new activities and writing topics for their students to fill that blank screen or empty page. Look no further. We have found the month of March to hold a wealth of great topics for discussion.

A fresh canvas, an empty page, a blank screen; these await inspiration and have boundless potential! Teachers are constantly searching for new activities and writing topics for their students to fill that blank screen or empty page. Look no further. We have found the month of March to hold a wealth of great topics for discussion.... read more

The Power of Thoughtful Commenting

The Power of Thoughtful Commenting

They have seen how the written word can inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be, or how negative comments can greatly impact a life forever. I am so proud of how my students use their voice to make their world brighter.

They have seen how the written word can inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be, or how negative comments can greatly impact a life forever. I am so proud of how my students use their voice to make their world brighter. ... read more

Student passions: Exploration and reflection through blogging

Student passions: Exploration and reflection through blogging

A few years ago, when I first started to introduce my students to the idea of “blogging,” I was met with a little resistance. Students were wary of the unknowns – what to expect, who would be reading their posts, and what types of posts they would be writing. “Why can’t we just write on

A few years ago, when I first started to introduce my students to the idea of “blogging,” I was met with a little resistance. Students were wary of the unknowns – what to expect, who would be reading their posts, and what types of posts they would be writing. “Why can’t we just write on... read more

Webinar: Connecting with other classrooms: Down the hall, within your district, or around the world

Webinar: Connecting with other classrooms: Down the hall, within your district, or around the world

Second and third grade teacher, Kaitlyn Hileman, shares tips for connecting your Kidblog class with others’ around the world. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of connecting with other classrooms How to find classes to connect with in Kidblog How to prepare students to blog for an audience beyond the teacher or classmates

Second and third grade teacher, Kaitlyn Hileman, shares tips for connecting your Kidblog class with others’ around the world. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of connecting with other classrooms How to find classes to connect with in Kidblog How to prepare students to blog for an audience beyond the teacher or classmates... read more

Connecting with Parents

Connecting with Parents

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for them to grow in a safe environment. The villages would look out for the children. This does not mean an entire village is responsible for raising them. When it comes

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for them to grow in a safe environment. The villages would look out for the children. This does not mean an entire village is responsible for raising them. When it comes... read more