This is the third in our Kidblog Podcast Series where we will be exploring a variety of topics related to classroom blogging. We created this specific podcast for any and all education professionals searching for ideas on improving/updating formative assessment techniques in elementary schools.
1:42 Matthew Intro: Matthew Carrington discusses his education, current role in a creative art school, and his efforts to improve technology opportunities for his students.
2:35 Blog History: Matthew discusses why he started using Kidblog and some of his favorite features.
3:00 Writing Feedback: When feedback is given to a student in the writing process greatly affects said student’s motivation in Matthew’s classroom. How the audience also influences engagement in improving writing skills.
3:48 Peer Feedback: Comments are a key part of the classroom blogging experience. Matthew discusses the translation of student’s digital lives to classroom learnings.
4:24 Digital Citizenship: Student’s need to know how their words affect each other. How does moderation play into this lesson on a daily basis?
5:02 Conferences: Types of lessons and process for mid writing review. “Once they hit that publish button…”
6:37 One fun Project: Blogging across the pond
7:16 Results: Using these methods, what kind of changes Mathew has seen in the classroom and advice he gives to other teachers.
7:40: Kidblog Membership information: Discount code available
9:14 Kidblog contact information: Membership@kidblog.org