Tag: Book Reviews

What is your favorite blogging activity?

What is your favorite blogging activity?

We asked that question to one student in particular.   Remember our Dual Language Blogging Podcast? Featured here is some additional audio from that amazing conversation between student and teacher dual language blogging experts. Here, they’re taking a deeper dive into the pair’s favorite blogging activities. Kidblog Ambassador Marina Rodriguez and her former student (and

We asked that question to one student in particular.   Remember our Dual Language Blogging Podcast? Featured here is some additional audio from that amazing conversation between student and teacher dual language blogging experts. Here, they’re taking a deeper dive into the pair’s favorite blogging activities. Kidblog Ambassador Marina Rodriguez and her former student (and... read more

Kidblog Podcast: Dual Language blogging, student and teacher perspectives

Kidblog Podcast: Dual Language blogging, student and teacher perspectives

This is the fifth in our Kidblog Podcast Series which features authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. In this podcast, we teamed up with Ms. Marina Rodriguez and her former student Josefina Medina-Perez to share authentic experiences of teaching and learning through blogs in a dual language classroom with

This is the fifth in our Kidblog Podcast Series which features authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. In this podcast, we teamed up with Ms. Marina Rodriguez and her former student Josefina Medina-Perez to share authentic experiences of teaching and learning through blogs in a dual language classroom with... 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

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

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

Conducting Book Reviews on Kidblog

Conducting Book Reviews on Kidblog

Book recommendations One of my goals for blogging with my students was for them to share book recommendations.  My fifth grade gifted students read a lot, and some are always looking for something new to read.  Once they read a book they love, they now have a place to share it with other students.  They

Book recommendations One of my goals for blogging with my students was for them to share book recommendations.  My fifth grade gifted students read a lot, and some are always looking for something new to read.  Once they read a book they love, they now have a place to share it with other students.  They... read more

Don’t Let the Learning Stop: How to keep students engaged over extended breaks

Don’t Let the Learning Stop: How to keep students engaged over extended breaks

The “Slide” Throughout the school year, extended breaks provide both teachers and students the opportunity to give their mind a chance to reboot. However, learning opportunities do not have to stop while we take a break from the classroom to devote time to family, friends, and relaxation. Without opportunities for active learning during these extended

The “Slide” Throughout the school year, extended breaks provide both teachers and students the opportunity to give their mind a chance to reboot. However, learning opportunities do not have to stop while we take a break from the classroom to devote time to family, friends, and relaxation. Without opportunities for active learning during these extended... read more