Tag: Current Events

ISTE 2018 #notatISTE

ISTE 2018 #notatISTE

Many Kidblog teachers are getting excited to attend (or present at) the ISTE18 conference hosted in Chicago! ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) is a nonprofit membership association for educators focused on educational technology. The ISTE conference is “the place where educator-tested strategies come together with proven resources for transforming learning and teaching.” The brightest

Many Kidblog teachers are getting excited to attend (or present at) the ISTE18 conference hosted in Chicago! ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) is a nonprofit membership association for educators focused on educational technology. The ISTE conference is “the place where educator-tested strategies come together with proven resources for transforming learning and teaching.” The brightest... read more

How to incorporate blogging in any subject area (beyond ELA!)

How to incorporate blogging in any subject area (beyond ELA!)

Reflecting on learning in science blogs will lead to an overall increase in student engagement. Consider this – Students begin to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.   Math communication – seems like an oxymoron. However, by

Reflecting on learning in science blogs will lead to an overall increase in student engagement. Consider this – Students begin to think critically about the content they learn, communicate their ideas through digital media, and make connections between their learning and the world outside the classroom.   Math communication – seems like an oxymoron. However, by... read more

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current... read more

Collaboratively Blogging About Bias in Media

Collaboratively Blogging About Bias in Media

Year-over-year, blogging with teenagers about bias proves to be a diverse, eye-opening experience. Invariably, I come across that particular cohort’s unique personality – their interpretive style and individual perspective coming alive with every blog post and comment.  The challenge is always in developing explorations that will both engage and instruct with integrity and creativity, which

Year-over-year, blogging with teenagers about bias proves to be a diverse, eye-opening experience. Invariably, I come across that particular cohort’s unique personality – their interpretive style and individual perspective coming alive with every blog post and comment.  The challenge is always in developing explorations that will both engage and instruct with integrity and creativity, which... read more

How to get Students Writing about the U.S. Election with FANschool

How to get Students Writing about the U.S. Election with FANschool

Do your students wonder why the Electoral College is used to elect the President of the United States? Is there a better way? The U.S. presidential election season is a perfect time to get students writing about how government affects our daily life.

Do your students wonder why the Electoral College is used to elect the President of the United States? Is there a better way? The U.S. presidential election season is a perfect time to get students writing about how government affects our daily life.... read more