Tag: Blog Topics

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

Student Generated Blog Topics

Student Generated Blog Topics

“What do I write about” echoes in the classroom.   “What do you want to write about?” “I don’t know. I have a boring life.” Here I am, stuck again with this common blogging problem: What do you write about?  As a blogger myself, I get this.  I am always on the lookout for good

“What do I write about” echoes in the classroom.   “What do you want to write about?” “I don’t know. I have a boring life.” Here I am, stuck again with this common blogging problem: What do you write about?  As a blogger myself, I get this.  I am always on the lookout for good... read more

March as Inspiration

March as Inspiration

A fresh canvas, an empty page, a blank screen; these await inspiration and have boundless potential! Teachers are constantly searching for new activities and writing topics for their students to fill that blank screen or empty page. Look no further. We have found the month of March to hold a wealth of great topics for discussion.

A fresh canvas, an empty page, a blank screen; these await inspiration and have boundless potential! Teachers are constantly searching for new activities and writing topics for their students to fill that blank screen or empty page. Look no further. We have found the month of March to hold a wealth of great topics for discussion.... read more

Student passions: Exploration and reflection through blogging

Student passions: Exploration and reflection through blogging

A few years ago, when I first started to introduce my students to the idea of “blogging,” I was met with a little resistance. Students were wary of the unknowns – what to expect, who would be reading their posts, and what types of posts they would be writing. “Why can’t we just write on

A few years ago, when I first started to introduce my students to the idea of “blogging,” I was met with a little resistance. Students were wary of the unknowns – what to expect, who would be reading their posts, and what types of posts they would be writing. “Why can’t we just write on... read more

Using Poetry across Content Areas

Using Poetry across Content Areas

Much of learning new content is learning new vocabulary.  I am excited to share with you my secret strategy for getting students to write using these new words: poetry.  Most people think of poems as writing that rhymes, but there are dozens of poetry forms that use different syllables and parts of speech.  Even my

Much of learning new content is learning new vocabulary.  I am excited to share with you my secret strategy for getting students to write using these new words: poetry.  Most people think of poems as writing that rhymes, but there are dozens of poetry forms that use different syllables and parts of speech.  Even my... read more

Building Blogging Stamina

Building Blogging Stamina

Young writers many times don’t know where to start writing.  Students can spend an entire 20 minutes thinking of an idea and second guessing themselves out of any idea, often using all of the time allotted for the writing itself.  They typically prefer to oral brainstorm with friends and frequently go with an idea that

Young writers many times don’t know where to start writing.  Students can spend an entire 20 minutes thinking of an idea and second guessing themselves out of any idea, often using all of the time allotted for the writing itself.  They typically prefer to oral brainstorm with friends and frequently go with an idea that... read more