Tag: Blogging in the Classroom

Encouraging students to publish outside of the classroom

Encouraging students to publish outside of the classroom

“Last night on Kidblog I wrote about……”, “Over the weekend I blogged about my……” Would these be phrases you would like to hear in your classroom? Me too! When we have created a community of writers who take time outside of “assignments” to write then we have had an influence in the literary world. Encouraging

“Last night on Kidblog I wrote about……”, “Over the weekend I blogged about my……” Would these be phrases you would like to hear in your classroom? Me too! When we have created a community of writers who take time outside of “assignments” to write then we have had an influence in the literary world. Encouraging... read more

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

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

Kidblog Spotlight On Mrs. Lisa E. Wright

Kidblog Spotlight On Mrs. Lisa E. Wright

Seventh grade teacher, Lisa Wright, began using Kidblog to integrate technology into her Language Arts classroom. However, eight months later, she found the platform had transformed her classroom far beyond this goal. “What motivated you to start blogging with your students?” LW: “At the beginning of the school year, I knew I wanted to focus

Seventh grade teacher, Lisa Wright, began using Kidblog to integrate technology into her Language Arts classroom. However, eight months later, she found the platform had transformed her classroom far beyond this goal. “What motivated you to start blogging with your students?” LW: “At the beginning of the school year, I knew I wanted to focus... 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

Moving Literature Discussions Online

Moving Literature Discussions Online

One of the many benefits of using blogging in the classroom, particularly if you have multiple students in different buildings studying the same material, is being able to bring students together virtually to share in literature discussions. Traveling teachers who struggle to hold literature discussions with small numbers of students of a certain educational population, such as gifted students

One of the many benefits of using blogging in the classroom, particularly if you have multiple students in different buildings studying the same material, is being able to bring students together virtually to share in literature discussions. Traveling teachers who struggle to hold literature discussions with small numbers of students of a certain educational population, such as gifted students... read more

How to Use Blogging with Project Based Learning

How to Use Blogging with Project Based Learning

Over the past few years, I have looked for more ways—especially creative ways—to use blogging in my classroom. What initially started as a way to have my students practice their writing skills in a digital format (rather than the traditional “Daily Journal” writing), has taken different forms over the past year. Blogging brings students’ work

Over the past few years, I have looked for more ways—especially creative ways—to use blogging in my classroom. What initially started as a way to have my students practice their writing skills in a digital format (rather than the traditional “Daily Journal” writing), has taken different forms over the past year. Blogging brings students’ work... read more