Tag: Blog Topics

Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue... read more

Keep Writing Momentum: How to encourage student blogging over the summer

Keep Writing Momentum: How to encourage student blogging over the summer

The school year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am going to miss my kids.  I will especially miss reading their unique stories in our Kidblog class. The last day of school does not have to be the end for blogging.  The internet stays open and so

The school year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am going to miss my kids.  I will especially miss reading their unique stories in our Kidblog class. The last day of school does not have to be the end for blogging.  The internet stays open and so... read more

4 Ways to Promote Student Writing on Kidblog

4 Ways to Promote Student Writing on Kidblog

We share our stories and poems on Kidblog in my creative writing class about once a week. How do classmates select the stories they will read?  Do they read in the order they appear? Do they only read their friends’ writing?  What appeals to them? Recently, we discussed the power of promotion.  Publishers know how

We share our stories and poems on Kidblog in my creative writing class about once a week. How do classmates select the stories they will read?  Do they read in the order they appear? Do they only read their friends’ writing?  What appeals to them? Recently, we discussed the power of promotion.  Publishers know how... read more

Webinar: Getting Started with Student Blogging

Webinar: Getting Started with Student Blogging

Third grade gifted education teacher, Marcia Armbruster, shares tips on starting a class blog. She will help you determine how to best to meet the needs of your class with your blog. In this webinar, you will learn: How to determine the needs of your students and consider your needs as the teacher in regards

Third grade gifted education teacher, Marcia Armbruster, shares tips on starting a class blog. She will help you determine how to best to meet the needs of your class with your blog. In this webinar, you will learn: How to determine the needs of your students and consider your needs as the teacher in regards... read more

Increasing Student Enjoyment in Writing

Increasing Student Enjoyment in Writing

Although I give them many tools to help them write, it is still hard to generate a positive response to writing. I had a moment three years ago (as my fourth class of the day groaned over a writing assignment) when I realized I needed to change something in our writing routine.

Although I give them many tools to help them write, it is still hard to generate a positive response to writing. I had a moment three years ago (as my fourth class of the day groaned over a writing assignment) when I realized I needed to change something in our writing routine.... read more

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Turning Ordinary Occurrences Into Extraordinary Tales : Incorporating Blogging Into An Assessment

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you

Rigorous assessments that enable student buy-in are often hard to find and create. Kidblog can help make this process easier. I used Kidblog for the final assessment of a unit that I created for my eighth grade students surrounding the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” that coincides with the Common Core standards. If you... read more

Three Types of Math Problems to Use in Kidblog

Three Types of Math Problems to Use in Kidblog

Recently I have been using Kidblog to facilitate online math discussions with my students.  I posted several questions, asked the students to answer them in the comments, and told them I would wait awhile before approving any comments.  This gave students a chance to think about the problems before they read anyone else’s answers. In

Recently I have been using Kidblog to facilitate online math discussions with my students.  I posted several questions, asked the students to answer them in the comments, and told them I would wait awhile before approving any comments.  This gave students a chance to think about the problems before they read anyone else’s answers. In... read more