Tag: Achieving Standards

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

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

App Smash in the New Year

App Smash in the New Year

For both teachers and students, it can be a challenge to get back into the daily routine after an extended holiday. Even if students had some work to complete over the break, it is still difficult to transition back to the daily bell schedule. Coming up with ways to keep students engaged throughout the year,

For both teachers and students, it can be a challenge to get back into the daily routine after an extended holiday. Even if students had some work to complete over the break, it is still difficult to transition back to the daily bell schedule. Coming up with ways to keep students engaged throughout the year,... read more

AASL 2017 Recap

AASL 2017 Recap

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the... read more

Webinar: Assessing and Celebrating Student Growth

Webinar: Assessing and Celebrating Student Growth

Fifth grade teacher and Admin Pro user, Tiffany Rose, shares how she uses Kidblog to support assessment and celebrate accomplishments through writing. In this webinar, you will learn: Integrating school and/or district standards into classroom blogging How to continuously track student progress towards achieving standards throughout the year Ideas for celebrating student progress throughout the

Fifth grade teacher and Admin Pro user, Tiffany Rose, shares how she uses Kidblog to support assessment and celebrate accomplishments through writing. In this webinar, you will learn: Integrating school and/or district standards into classroom blogging How to continuously track student progress towards achieving standards throughout the year Ideas for celebrating student progress throughout the... read more

Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

Blogging & standardized tests: Using Kidblog to familiarize students with tech

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use “text-talk.” They know that blog posts won’t be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.

I have high expectations for blogging; students are not allowed to use "text-talk." They know that blog posts won't be accepted unless words are spelled out, capitalized, and have punctuation.... read more

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you... read more