Tag: Blogging in the Classroom

Student Successes: Becoming an independent blogger

Student Successes: Becoming an independent blogger

I have been using Kidblog in my Spanish classes for a couple of years. Students are either asked to respond to a theme using the related chapter vocabulary and grammar, or write on one of the topics I suggest for them weekly. Students have grown to love using Kidblog as a way to improve their

I have been using Kidblog in my Spanish classes for a couple of years. Students are either asked to respond to a theme using the related chapter vocabulary and grammar, or write on one of the topics I suggest for them weekly. Students have grown to love using Kidblog as a way to improve their... read more

Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready... read more

Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media

Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media

While the concept of student blogging isn’t new, some remain hesitant to integrate it into their classroom as they are skeptical of its academic merits. I understand. It’s your responsibility as educators to ensure any action you’re taking that will affect student learning is scholastic, engaging, and purposeful. Here at Kidblog, we’ve witnessed classroom blogging

While the concept of student blogging isn’t new, some remain hesitant to integrate it into their classroom as they are skeptical of its academic merits. I understand. It’s your responsibility as educators to ensure any action you’re taking that will affect student learning is scholastic, engaging, and purposeful. Here at Kidblog, we’ve witnessed classroom blogging... read more

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions... 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