Blogging in a Library Setting

Blogging in a Library Setting

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been... read more

Finding the “Unique You” through Writing

Finding the “Unique You” through Writing

I have found it challenging at times to inspire, influence and simply get my students to write. Over the years I’ve heard: “I can’t write”, “I don’t know what to write about”, “I don’t have anything to write about”. I think these are common statements for any teacher who has the task of teaching writing.

I have found it challenging at times to inspire, influence and simply get my students to write. Over the years I’ve heard: “I can’t write”, “I don’t know what to write about”, “I don’t have anything to write about”. I think these are common statements for any teacher who has the task of teaching writing.... read more

Kidblog at AASL 2017 – Phoenix

Kidblog at AASL 2017 – Phoenix

Kidblog is excited to be attending the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders – AASL17 in Phoenix, AZ! For those who will also be in attendance, be sure to stop by the Kidblog booth #938 for great conversation, live demos, free swag, and more.

Kidblog is excited to be attending the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders – AASL17 in Phoenix, AZ! For those who will also be in attendance, be sure to stop by the Kidblog booth #938 for great conversation, live demos, free swag, and more.... read more

Halloween Blogging Ideas

Halloween Blogging Ideas

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to cauldrons, curses, candy and (as always) creative writing. Halloween is, after all, an incredibly creative event. People spend weeks planning and designing their costumes and thinking up new and innovative ways to decorate their houses. Craft stores sell out of supplies, costume shops have to keep

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to cauldrons, curses, candy and (as always) creative writing. Halloween is, after all, an incredibly creative event. People spend weeks planning and designing their costumes and thinking up new and innovative ways to decorate their houses. Craft stores sell out of supplies, costume shops have to keep... read more

Color Poems

Color Poems

My favorite way to teach figurative language is by having students read and write poetry.  Even reluctant writers are willing to attempt these short assignments. This year, I taught my Color Poems lesson about similes and metaphors and had my students publish their poems on Kidblog. In my early attempts to teach metaphors and similes,

My favorite way to teach figurative language is by having students read and write poetry.  Even reluctant writers are willing to attempt these short assignments. This year, I taught my Color Poems lesson about similes and metaphors and had my students publish their poems on Kidblog. In my early attempts to teach metaphors and similes,... read more

Mini Lessons in Kidblog

Mini Lessons in Kidblog

Stream of consciousness in blogging is a wonderful way for a writer to express oneself without getting hung up on the mechanics of writing.  I love to see my students go to town and write what is in their hearts and minds without hesitation and worry that “this may not be what the teacher wants.”

Stream of consciousness in blogging is a wonderful way for a writer to express oneself without getting hung up on the mechanics of writing.  I love to see my students go to town and write what is in their hearts and minds without hesitation and worry that “this may not be what the teacher wants.”... read more

Using Kidblog for Parent Communication

Using Kidblog for Parent Communication

Parents play a significant role in student achievement. In order to guide student success, ​it is important to ensure a reliable means of communication with parents has been established.  Teachers want ways to share the news and happenings in the classroom. Regular communication to keep parents informed about upcoming events such as assessments and class

Parents play a significant role in student achievement. In order to guide student success, ​it is important to ensure a reliable means of communication with parents has been established.  Teachers want ways to share the news and happenings in the classroom. Regular communication to keep parents informed about upcoming events such as assessments and class... read more