Tag: Achieving Standards

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

Using Blogs in the Science Classroom

Using Blogs in the Science Classroom

By reflecting on learning in classroom science blogs, I have seen increased engagement in the classroom. My students are required to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through a digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.

By reflecting on learning in classroom science blogs, I have seen increased engagement in the classroom. My students are required to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through a digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.... read more

Preparing Students for College with Blogging

Preparing Students for College with Blogging

Being an English teacher for 25 years, I assumed that I was adequately preparing my students for college:  reading comprehension – check; writing and revising essays – check; MLA format – check; grammar and mechanics – check.  However, I soon realized that there was more required for class assignments in college than the basic academic

Being an English teacher for 25 years, I assumed that I was adequately preparing my students for college:  reading comprehension – check; writing and revising essays – check; MLA format – check; grammar and mechanics – check.  However, I soon realized that there was more required for class assignments in college than the basic academic... read more