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Developing a STEM program? How can blogging help?

Developing a STEM program? How can blogging help?

One of the most recent facts I read related to STEM comes from the US Bureau of Statistics that predicts that within the next 20 years 80% of jobs will require a technical STEM-related skill.  As our world is changing due to technology, our educational system is also changing.  Part of that change has been

One of the most recent facts I read related to STEM comes from the US Bureau of Statistics that predicts that within the next 20 years 80% of jobs will require a technical STEM-related skill.  As our world is changing due to technology, our educational system is also changing.  Part of that change has been... read more

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current... read more

Kidblog: The Yardstick for Growth

Kidblog: The Yardstick for Growth

The end of the school year means to me wrapping up everything, hurrying to get everything finished, making sure everything is ready for next year.  But it also means pulling out all of the work from the whole year that got stored in the dusty closet, dark storeroom, or bottom of the backpack to put

The end of the school year means to me wrapping up everything, hurrying to get everything finished, making sure everything is ready for next year.  But it also means pulling out all of the work from the whole year that got stored in the dusty closet, dark storeroom, or bottom of the backpack to put... read more

Student Travel Blogs

Student Travel Blogs

I teach in a diverse community where students sometimes travel with their families for events in a different country.  Students would leave throughout the school year for up to a month attending weddings, family functions, or just to vacation.  Although, I want to support family time, it isn’t easy to keep those students up to

I teach in a diverse community where students sometimes travel with their families for events in a different country.  Students would leave throughout the school year for up to a month attending weddings, family functions, or just to vacation.  Although, I want to support family time, it isn’t easy to keep those students up to... read more

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