Tag: Authentic Audience

Kidblog Podcast: Ditching the red pen with digital feedback

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.   Timestamps: 1:42 Matthew Intro: Matthew Carrington discusses his education, current role

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.   Timestamps: 1:42 Matthew Intro: Matthew Carrington discusses his education, current role... read more

Kidblog Podcast: Cross curricular blogging

Kidblog Podcast: Cross curricular blogging

This is the second in our Kidblog Podcast Series where we will be exploring a variety of topics related to classroom blogging. This series will feature authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. We created this specific podcast for any and all education professionals interested in learning more about implementing

This is the second in our Kidblog Podcast Series where we will be exploring a variety of topics related to classroom blogging. This series will feature authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. We created this specific podcast for any and all education professionals interested in learning more about implementing... read more

Student Successes: Becoming an independent blogger

Student Successes: Becoming an independent blogger

I have been using Kidblog in my Spanish classes for a couple of years. Students are either asked to respond to a theme using the related chapter vocabulary and grammar, or write on one of the topics I suggest for them weekly. Students have grown to love using Kidblog as a way to improve their

I have been using Kidblog in my Spanish classes for a couple of years. Students are either asked to respond to a theme using the related chapter vocabulary and grammar, or write on one of the topics I suggest for them weekly. Students have grown to love using Kidblog as a way to improve their... read more

Kidblog Podcast: How do moderation tools empower students?

Kidblog Podcast: How do moderation tools empower students?

Hello everyone! This is the first in our Kidblog Podcast Series where we will be exploring a variety of topics related to classroom blogging. This series will feature authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. We created this specific podcast with Kaitlyn Hileman for any and all education professionals interested

Hello everyone! This is the first in our Kidblog Podcast Series where we will be exploring a variety of topics related to classroom blogging. This series will feature authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. We created this specific podcast with Kaitlyn Hileman for any and all education professionals interested... read more

A new reason to get excited for parent-teacher conferences

A new reason to get excited for parent-teacher conferences

As students publish within a class setting, it is important to give them a sense of ownership over their individual work – a place where the young author’s posts can build class-to-class, year-over-year: the Kidblog digital portfolio.  Today we would like to share the story of Mr. Wilson, Jacob Johnson, and his parents. These fictional characters’ story is based on real

As students publish within a class setting, it is important to give them a sense of ownership over their individual work – a place where the young author’s posts can build class-to-class, year-over-year: the Kidblog digital portfolio.  Today we would like to share the story of Mr. Wilson, Jacob Johnson, and his parents. These fictional characters’ story is based on real... 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

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions... read more