Tag: Authentic Audience

#ISTE17 Recap

#ISTE17 Recap

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Sharon Davison

Kidblog Spotlight On: Sharon Davison

Searching for a way to connect with her incoming Kindergarteners, Sharon Davison turned to blogging. Seven years later, Sharon and her students have reached beyond friends and family and have spoken to the world using Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? SD: “I started blogging using Kidblog about 7 years ago

Searching for a way to connect with her incoming Kindergarteners, Sharon Davison turned to blogging. Seven years later, Sharon and her students have reached beyond friends and family and have spoken to the world using Kidblog. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? SD: “I started blogging using Kidblog about 7 years ago... read more

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