Tag: Blogging in the Classroom

My Family Tradition

My Family Tradition

One year a parent volunteer taught a poetry lesson to my students called “My Unusual Thanksgiving.”  She had students brainstorm a list of what made their Thanksgiving different from others.  She shared how her culturally diverse family celebrated with a mix of traditions. Together we guided the students through the writing process to create a list poem. Over the years,

One year a parent volunteer taught a poetry lesson to my students called “My Unusual Thanksgiving.”  She had students brainstorm a list of what made their Thanksgiving different from others.  She shared how her culturally diverse family celebrated with a mix of traditions. Together we guided the students through the writing process to create a list poem. Over the years,... read more

Ideas Spread

Ideas Spread

We have been blogging nonstop since the beginning of school and the ideas for writing seem to be growing.  When a community writes together, ideas spread. Madison loves to write stories.  She wanted a blog that would be dedicated to just story writing, so she asked me to create one called The Story Writing Club.

We have been blogging nonstop since the beginning of school and the ideas for writing seem to be growing.  When a community writes together, ideas spread. Madison loves to write stories.  She wanted a blog that would be dedicated to just story writing, so she asked me to create one called The Story Writing Club.... read more

AASL 2017 Recap

AASL 2017 Recap

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the

This past week, our team was in Phoenix, AZ attending the AASL National Conference — the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community. Expo Hall: Throughout the week, the Kidblog team stationed themselves in the... read more

Finding the “Unique You” through Writing

Finding the “Unique You” through Writing

I have found it challenging at times to inspire, influence and simply get my students to write. Over the years I’ve heard: “I can’t write”, “I don’t know what to write about”, “I don’t have anything to write about”. I think these are common statements for any teacher who has the task of teaching writing.

I have found it challenging at times to inspire, influence and simply get my students to write. Over the years I’ve heard: “I can’t write”, “I don’t know what to write about”, “I don’t have anything to write about”. I think these are common statements for any teacher who has the task of teaching writing.... read more

Kidblog at AASL 2017 – Phoenix

Kidblog at AASL 2017 – Phoenix

Kidblog is excited to be attending the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders – AASL17 in Phoenix, AZ! For those who will also be in attendance, be sure to stop by the Kidblog booth #938 for great conversation, live demos, free swag, and more.

Kidblog is excited to be attending the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders – AASL17 in Phoenix, AZ! For those who will also be in attendance, be sure to stop by the Kidblog booth #938 for great conversation, live demos, free swag, and more.... read more

Mini Lessons in Kidblog

Mini Lessons in Kidblog

Stream of consciousness in blogging is a wonderful way for a writer to express oneself without getting hung up on the mechanics of writing.  I love to see my students go to town and write what is in their hearts and minds without hesitation and worry that “this may not be what the teacher wants.”

Stream of consciousness in blogging is a wonderful way for a writer to express oneself without getting hung up on the mechanics of writing.  I love to see my students go to town and write what is in their hearts and minds without hesitation and worry that “this may not be what the teacher wants.”... read more

Using Kidblog for Parent Communication

Using Kidblog for Parent Communication

Parents play a significant role in student achievement. In order to guide student success, ​it is important to ensure a reliable means of communication with parents has been established.  Teachers want ways to share the news and happenings in the classroom. Regular communication to keep parents informed about upcoming events such as assessments and class

Parents play a significant role in student achievement. In order to guide student success, ​it is important to ensure a reliable means of communication with parents has been established.  Teachers want ways to share the news and happenings in the classroom. Regular communication to keep parents informed about upcoming events such as assessments and class... read more