Kidblog Podcast: Ditching the red pen with digital feedback

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:


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About the Author
Grace is a Marketing Manager at Kidblog. She enjoys discovering new ways to ignite the world's passion for blogging, and hearing from teachers about all the ways students are benefiting from Kidblog in and outside the classroom! Grace loves teaching painting, photographing the beautiful state of MN, and snuggling her two cats Piper and Opal.


  1. Kaitlin

    Grace Carlson, thanks! And thanks for sharing your great posts every week!

    • Grace Carlson

      You’re so welcome Kaitlyn! Thank you for contributing your knowledge to other teachers time and time again.

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