Tag: Blog Topics

7 Tips to Get The Most Out of Blogging This Year

7 Tips to Get The Most Out of Blogging This Year

Getting ready for the start of a new school year – new students, new curriculum, and new tools – means teachers have a lot of preparation ahead of them. Whether new to Kidblog or a veteran classroom blogger, these tips will help you get the most out of your class blog this year. 1) There

Getting ready for the start of a new school year – new students, new curriculum, and new tools – means teachers have a lot of preparation ahead of them. Whether new to Kidblog or a veteran classroom blogger, these tips will help you get the most out of your class blog this year. 1) There... read more

Using Student Introductions to Present Blogging to Your Students

Using Student Introductions to Present Blogging to Your Students

Looking for a simple assignment to use early in the year?  This assignment achieves several goals early in the year. It introduces student writers to their classmates using the 5 step Writing Process and introduces the class blog. Creating student introductions is one of the first assignments that we post on Kidblog. About the second

Looking for a simple assignment to use early in the year?  This assignment achieves several goals early in the year. It introduces student writers to their classmates using the 5 step Writing Process and introduces the class blog. Creating student introductions is one of the first assignments that we post on Kidblog. About the second... read more

Creative Writing and Blogging

Creative Writing and Blogging

If your students are anything like mine, they are always asking, no, begging, for more creative writing. I turned to blogging to provide both my seventh and eighth grade students more opportunities to write creatively with an audience of their peers. There are plenty of my students who do not need a prompt to get

If your students are anything like mine, they are always asking, no, begging, for more creative writing. I turned to blogging to provide both my seventh and eighth grade students more opportunities to write creatively with an audience of their peers. There are plenty of my students who do not need a prompt to get... read more

Failing: Changing the context through blogging

Failing: Changing the context through blogging

The word ‘fail’ brings out many emotions in students (and adults!), and most of them are not positive.  Many of us, as educators, have heard students comment, “I hope I don’t fail.” or, “I’m not going to try it because I am worried I will fail.” In any classroom environment, but especially a STEM environment,

The word ‘fail’ brings out many emotions in students (and adults!), and most of them are not positive.  Many of us, as educators, have heard students comment, “I hope I don’t fail.” or, “I’m not going to try it because I am worried I will fail.” In any classroom environment, but especially a STEM environment,... read more

Jump-start the New School Year Blogging: Biography blogs

Jump-start the New School Year Blogging: Biography blogs

Start of School Waxed floors Buzzing of Voices Lockers clanging Bells ringing “Do we have assigned seats?” “Do we need notebooks today?” “What’s for lunch?” “Jason? Here. Becky? Here.” When the start of school is just around the corner I begin thinking about how I want to start off my year to help build an

Start of School Waxed floors Buzzing of Voices Lockers clanging Bells ringing “Do we have assigned seats?” “Do we need notebooks today?” “What’s for lunch?” “Jason? Here. Becky? Here.” When the start of school is just around the corner I begin thinking about how I want to start off my year to help build an... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

Kidblog Spotlight On: Douglas Meckley

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class

After being introduced to blogging in graduate school, Douglas Meckley integrated Kidblog into his sixth grade class. He has since found a way to implement blogging into all content areas. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? I became intrigued by the possibilities of blogging when I encountered it during a graduate class... read more

Keep the Momentum Going: Convincing next year’s teacher to blog in the classroom

Keep the Momentum Going: Convincing next year’s teacher to blog in the classroom

Summer gardening projects allow for a great many hours of contemplation as I pull weeds and tend to my flower and veggie beds.  As my thoughts turn to the upcoming school year, I find myself thinking about my last year’s class and how their writing bloomed through blogging over the course of the school year.

Summer gardening projects allow for a great many hours of contemplation as I pull weeds and tend to my flower and veggie beds.  As my thoughts turn to the upcoming school year, I find myself thinking about my last year’s class and how their writing bloomed through blogging over the course of the school year.... read more