Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Kidblog Spotlight On: Mary Brown

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students

Year 5 and 6 teacher, Mary Brown, has been blogging in her New Zealand classroom for four years. Her students’ confidence in their writing has increased and they have even started setting and completing their own blogging challenges. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? Blogging looked like a highly exciting way to motivate students... read more

Jump-start the New School Year Blogging: Biography blogs

Jump-start the New School Year Blogging: Biography blogs

Start of School Waxed floors Buzzing of Voices Lockers clanging Bells ringing “Do we have assigned seats?” “Do we need notebooks today?” “What’s for lunch?” “Jason? Here. Becky? Here.” When the start of school is just around the corner I begin thinking about how I want to start off my year to help build an

Start of School Waxed floors Buzzing of Voices Lockers clanging Bells ringing “Do we have assigned seats?” “Do we need notebooks today?” “What’s for lunch?” “Jason? Here. Becky? Here.” When the start of school is just around the corner I begin thinking about how I want to start off my year to help build an... read more

Interdisciplinary Blogging

Interdisciplinary Blogging

The ability to connect content from one subject matter to another is essential to authenticate the learning experience for students. Sometimes, this can be very difficult to do, especially if you don’t have cross-curricular planning time as a part of your teaching schedule. Unfortunately, as a Journalism teacher, I do not have this planning time

The ability to connect content from one subject matter to another is essential to authenticate the learning experience for students. Sometimes, this can be very difficult to do, especially if you don’t have cross-curricular planning time as a part of your teaching schedule. Unfortunately, as a Journalism teacher, I do not have this planning time... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class... read more

Keep the Momentum Going: Convincing next year’s teacher to blog in the classroom

Keep the Momentum Going: Convincing next year’s teacher to blog in the classroom

Summer gardening projects allow for a great many hours of contemplation as I pull weeds and tend to my flower and veggie beds.  As my thoughts turn to the upcoming school year, I find myself thinking about my last year’s class and how their writing bloomed through blogging over the course of the school year.

Summer gardening projects allow for a great many hours of contemplation as I pull weeds and tend to my flower and veggie beds.  As my thoughts turn to the upcoming school year, I find myself thinking about my last year’s class and how their writing bloomed through blogging over the course of the school year.... read more

Going Global with Kidblog

Going Global with Kidblog

I had a wonderful experience meeting the Kidblog team in person at ISTE in June in San Antonio. As a primary school teacher, I have been working with Kidblog successfully for approximately 5 years with students in grades 2 and 3. I have also led professional development workshops to share how to effectively use blogging

I had a wonderful experience meeting the Kidblog team in person at ISTE in June in San Antonio. As a primary school teacher, I have been working with Kidblog successfully for approximately 5 years with students in grades 2 and 3. I have also led professional development workshops to share how to effectively use blogging... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Kidblog Spotlight On: Katelyn Hileman

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write

Katelyn Hileman’s third grade students were motivated to write once they were given an authentic audience via Kidblog four years ago. Katelyn discusses her student blogging journey openly with Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I started using it for students to blog about the books they are reading. Students write... read more