Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready... read more

Student Generated Blog Topics

Student Generated Blog Topics

“What do I write about” echoes in the classroom.   “What do you want to write about?” “I don’t know. I have a boring life.” Here I am, stuck again with this common blogging problem: What do you write about?  As a blogger myself, I get this.  I am always on the lookout for good

“What do I write about” echoes in the classroom.   “What do you want to write about?” “I don’t know. I have a boring life.” Here I am, stuck again with this common blogging problem: What do you write about?  As a blogger myself, I get this.  I am always on the lookout for good... read more

A better way to track growth and promote reflection

A better way to track growth and promote reflection

Assessments used to track student progress are certainly not new to teachers. However, it is important to consider that if you consistently use the same tool for assessment, these materials should be curated and referred to throughout the year. This ensures a conversation can happen between teachers, students, and guardians, reviewing  progress and growth. Kidblog offers

Assessments used to track student progress are certainly not new to teachers. However, it is important to consider that if you consistently use the same tool for assessment, these materials should be curated and referred to throughout the year. This ensures a conversation can happen between teachers, students, and guardians, reviewing  progress and growth. Kidblog offers... read more

A new reason to get excited for parent-teacher conferences

A new reason to get excited for parent-teacher conferences

As students publish within a class setting, it is important to give them a sense of ownership over their individual work – a place where the young author’s posts can build class-to-class, year-over-year: the Kidblog digital portfolio.  Today we would like to share the story of Mr. Wilson, Jacob Johnson, and his parents. These fictional characters’ story is based on real

As students publish within a class setting, it is important to give them a sense of ownership over their individual work – a place where the young author’s posts can build class-to-class, year-over-year: the Kidblog digital portfolio.  Today we would like to share the story of Mr. Wilson, Jacob Johnson, and his parents. These fictional characters’ story is based on real... read more

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