Tag: Authentic Audience

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish Freely

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish Freely

Year 5/6 teacher, Blair Smith, shares how encouraging students to publish on topics they are interested in, at anytime, will increase student blogging interest and improve overall writing. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of allowing students to publish their own content based on interests The difference between giving students an audience and

Year 5/6 teacher, Blair Smith, shares how encouraging students to publish on topics they are interested in, at anytime, will increase student blogging interest and improve overall writing. In this webinar, you will learn: The benefits of allowing students to publish their own content based on interests The difference between giving students an audience and... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Karyn Keenan

Kidblog Spotlight On: Karyn Keenan

“It’s important that my students create with technology, rather than just consume it,” notes Karyn when asked what motivated her to start blogging with her students. With this in mind, she jumped into Kidblog with her students and hasn’t looked back. The results? Hundreds of posts and comments in one short month. What has been the

“It’s important that my students create with technology, rather than just consume it,” notes Karyn when asked what motivated her to start blogging with her students. With this in mind, she jumped into Kidblog with her students and hasn’t looked back. The results? Hundreds of posts and comments in one short month. What has been the... read more

Webinar: Getting Parents Involved

Webinar: Getting Parents Involved

Kidblog teacher of five years, Danielle Mastrogiovanni, shares how blogging has opened a door into her classroom and changed her students’ relationship with writing. She gives tips and applicable advice on getting parents involved in class work using Kidblog. In this webinar, you will learn: Tips for educating parents on blogging and how it works

Kidblog teacher of five years, Danielle Mastrogiovanni, shares how blogging has opened a door into her classroom and changed her students’ relationship with writing. She gives tips and applicable advice on getting parents involved in class work using Kidblog. In this webinar, you will learn: Tips for educating parents on blogging and how it works... read more

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.... read more

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.... read more

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will... read more

Connecting with an Audience

Connecting with an Audience

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.... read more