Tag: Constructive Commenting

Back-to-School Blogging Topics

Back-to-School Blogging Topics

The start of the school-year can be a hectic and stressful time for teachers, students, and parents.  Everyone has become accustomed to the summer lifestyle where you have an abundance of free time and a less structured daily life. Getting back into the swing of things at school can be a difficult transition for children

The start of the school-year can be a hectic and stressful time for teachers, students, and parents.  Everyone has become accustomed to the summer lifestyle where you have an abundance of free time and a less structured daily life. Getting back into the swing of things at school can be a difficult transition for children... read more

How to Encourage Constructive Commenting

How to Encourage Constructive Commenting

“Great Job!👍😍” “I really liked your writing!👏❤️” “Awesome!!!!💛 💚 💙 💜” Flashback: year one. Yes, the first days my middle school students began blogging and commenting on each others work in the classroom looked like colorful skittles on the page. The comments were a combination of emoji icons and short, clipped phrases of “nice job”

“Great Job!👍😍” “I really liked your writing!👏❤️” “Awesome!!!!💛 💚 💙 💜” Flashback: year one. Yes, the first days my middle school students began blogging and commenting on each others work in the classroom looked like colorful skittles on the page. The comments were a combination of emoji icons and short, clipped phrases of “nice job”... read more

Webinar: Blogging with Elementary Students – Gifted and Title 1

Webinar: Blogging with Elementary Students – Gifted and Title 1

Fifth grade English Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Van Hoffman, discusses his experience with, and shares tips for, blogging with elementary students, including gifted and title 1. In this webinar, you will learn: Assessing writing Engaging students How to write a reflection Leaving comments on posts Content area assignments (history, novel studies, creative writing) View past

Fifth grade English Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Van Hoffman, discusses his experience with, and shares tips for, blogging with elementary students, including gifted and title 1. In this webinar, you will learn: Assessing writing Engaging students How to write a reflection Leaving comments on posts Content area assignments (history, novel studies, creative writing) View past... read more

Webinar: Integrating Various Apps into Kidblog Posts

Webinar: Integrating Various Apps into Kidblog Posts

In this webinar, fifth grade English and Social Studies teacher, Michelle Miesko, shares how to use Kidblog with iPads and various EdTech apps. Michelle discusses best practices for moderating posts and comments, as well as, how images enhance Kidblog posts. In this video, you will learn: How to encourage quality comments The teacher’s role in

In this webinar, fifth grade English and Social Studies teacher, Michelle Miesko, shares how to use Kidblog with iPads and various EdTech apps. Michelle discusses best practices for moderating posts and comments, as well as, how images enhance Kidblog posts. In this video, you will learn: How to encourage quality comments The teacher’s role in... read more

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

Webinar: Allowing Students to Publish to the World

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will

In this Kidblog Webinar, Doug Robertson shares how he uses blogs in his fifth grade class to break  up the traditional school-based writing process and make it more relevant and exciting. Doug provides tips for moderating your students’ comments section and discusses the benefits of publishing students’ work for a wider audience. In this video, you will... 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

Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

Webinar: Blogging in an Elementary ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured

In this Kidblog Webinar, Alissa Weinstein shares how she uses blogs in her third grade ELA lessons, including poetry and reading response. Alissa provides tips for engaging students using visuals and images to enhance student content and increase engagement. In this video, you will learn: The benefits of blogging in an elementary classroom A structured... read more