Tag: Digital Citizenship

Kidblog Spotlight On: Karyn Keenan

Kidblog Spotlight On: Karyn Keenan

“It’s important that my students create with technology, rather than just consume it,” notes Karyn when asked what motivated her to start blogging with her students. With this in mind, she jumped into Kidblog with her students and hasn’t looked back. The results? Hundreds of posts and comments in one short month. What has been the

“It’s important that my students create with technology, rather than just consume it,” notes Karyn when asked what motivated her to start blogging with her students. With this in mind, she jumped into Kidblog with her students and hasn’t looked back. The results? Hundreds of posts and comments in one short month. What has been the... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kelly Walton

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kelly Walton

Grade 6 teacher, Kelly Walton, empowers students to take action through the power of writing. She has been blogging with Kidblog for three years and is still surprised by her students daily. Blogging has changed her teaching practice and engaged students to transform the learning in the classroom, including the teacher. What motivated you to start blogging with

Grade 6 teacher, Kelly Walton, empowers students to take action through the power of writing. She has been blogging with Kidblog for three years and is still surprised by her students daily. Blogging has changed her teaching practice and engaged students to transform the learning in the classroom, including the teacher. What motivated you to start blogging with... 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

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

Using Kidblog to Supplement a Learning Management System

Using Kidblog to Supplement a Learning Management System

Students today are inundated with a variety of portals in which assignments are created and managed. As a 15-year veteran middle school teacher, I understand the many organizational issues teachers encounter with their students.

Students today are inundated with a variety of portals in which assignments are created and managed. As a 15-year veteran middle school teacher, I understand the many organizational issues teachers encounter with their students. ... read more

The Value of an Audience

The Value of an Audience

I am frequently asked why I choose to use Kidblog as a platform for my Kindergarten students. It’s simple really: Kidblog is an opportunity to share my students’ voices globally.

I am frequently asked why I choose to use Kidblog as a platform for my Kindergarten students. It’s simple really: Kidblog is an opportunity to share my students' voices globally.... read more