Tag: Digital Citizenship

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

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

Password Best Practices

Password Best Practices

You trust Kidblog to create a safe, secure space for your students. How do you ensure your students’ passwords are strong enough? When teachers create student accounts, they often establish a basic or shared password that can be easily distributed and remembered by students. This is a great way to get students logged in for the first time. But these initial passwords present security concerns when users know (or can guess) other users’ passwords.

You trust Kidblog to create a safe, secure space for your students. How do you ensure your students' passwords are strong enough? When teachers create student accounts, they often establish a basic or shared password that can be easily distributed and remembered by students. This is a great way to get students logged in for the first time. But these initial passwords present security concerns when users know (or can guess) other users' passwords.... read more

Connections Discoverability

Connections Discoverability

Students are motivated to write with power and passion when they know their words are being heard. Connecting with classrooms provides your students an authentic audience. Kidblog now provides a way to easily locate active classes, similar to yours, right in your class settings. Whether you are brand new to Kidblog, or have been using

Students are motivated to write with power and passion when they know their words are being heard. Connecting with classrooms provides your students an authentic audience. Kidblog now provides a way to easily locate active classes, similar to yours, right in your class settings. Whether you are brand new to Kidblog, or have been using... read more

Kidblog Podcast: How do moderation tools empower students?

Kidblog Podcast: How do moderation tools empower students?

Hello everyone! This is the first in our Kidblog Podcast Series where we will be exploring a variety of topics related to classroom blogging. This series will feature authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. We created this specific podcast with Kaitlyn Hileman for any and all education professionals interested

Hello everyone! This is the first in our Kidblog Podcast Series where we will be exploring a variety of topics related to classroom blogging. This series will feature authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. We created this specific podcast with Kaitlyn Hileman for any and all education professionals interested... read more

A better way to track growth and promote reflection

A better way to track growth and promote reflection

Assessments used to track student progress are certainly not new to teachers. However, it is important to consider that if you consistently use the same tool for assessment, these materials should be curated and referred to throughout the year. This ensures a conversation can happen between teachers, students, and guardians, reviewing  progress and growth. Kidblog offers

Assessments used to track student progress are certainly not new to teachers. However, it is important to consider that if you consistently use the same tool for assessment, these materials should be curated and referred to throughout the year. This ensures a conversation can happen between teachers, students, and guardians, reviewing  progress and growth. Kidblog offers... read more

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions... read more