Tag: Connecting Classrooms

Going Global with Kidblog

Going Global with Kidblog

I had a wonderful experience meeting the Kidblog team in person at ISTE in June in San Antonio. As a primary school teacher, I have been working with Kidblog successfully for approximately 5 years with students in grades 2 and 3. I have also led professional development workshops to share how to effectively use blogging

I had a wonderful experience meeting the Kidblog team in person at ISTE in June in San Antonio. As a primary school teacher, I have been working with Kidblog successfully for approximately 5 years with students in grades 2 and 3. I have also led professional development workshops to share how to effectively use blogging... read more

#ISTE17 Recap

#ISTE17 Recap

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were... 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

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.... 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

Connecting with an Audience

Connecting with an Audience

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.

Creating an audience for students helps them to discover that writing is not just fulfilling a class assignment—it can be a tool for thinking, a means to connect with readers, and a way to understand ourselves and others.... read more

Teaching Digital Citizenship

Teaching Digital Citizenship

I teach my students that when they comment on another student’s post, it should be as if the other student is present in our classroom. Too often, for both children and adults, it is far too easy to be unnecessarily critical and harsh with semi-anonymity online than it would be in a face-to-face encounter.

I teach my students that when they comment on another student’s post, it should be as if the other student is present in our classroom. Too often, for both children and adults, it is far too easy to be unnecessarily critical and harsh with semi-anonymity online than it would be in a face-to-face encounter. ... read more