Tag: Constructive Commenting

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

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

Webinar: Using Kidblog in a High School ELA Classroom

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation

In this Kidblog Webinar, high school English teacher Lauren Ressler shares how she uses Kidblog to increase engagement and test scores with her 11th and 12th graders. Lauren provides tips for encouraging quality comments on student blog posts and motivating independent reading. In this video, you will learn: How blogging can solve problems of motivation... read more

The March “Slice of Life” Challenge

The March “Slice of Life” Challenge

A “Slice of Life” is small story from your life. Students write a short personal narrative focusing on a single day or moment in their lives. To model what a Slice of Life story should look like, I share my own slice.

A "Slice of Life" is small story from your life. Students write a short personal narrative focusing on a single day or moment in their lives. To model what a Slice of Life story should look like, I share my own slice.... read more