Tag: Digital Portfolios

Admins know what works:

Admins know what works:

Setting the stage “Students here is your digital device, and here are your logins and passwords. Be careful.” “Teachers, you may choose from hundreds of online tools to incorporate in the classroom. Choose wisely.” With more agency for teachers and students than ever before, how are administrators guiding their schools through the technology revolution? It starts with

Setting the stage “Students here is your digital device, and here are your logins and passwords. Be careful.” “Teachers, you may choose from hundreds of online tools to incorporate in the classroom. Choose wisely.” With more agency for teachers and students than ever before, how are administrators guiding their schools through the technology revolution? It starts with... read more

Student Successes: Becoming an independent blogger

Student Successes: Becoming an independent blogger

I have been using Kidblog in my Spanish classes for a couple of years. Students are either asked to respond to a theme using the related chapter vocabulary and grammar, or write on one of the topics I suggest for them weekly. Students have grown to love using Kidblog as a way to improve their

I have been using Kidblog in my Spanish classes for a couple of years. Students are either asked to respond to a theme using the related chapter vocabulary and grammar, or write on one of the topics I suggest for them weekly. Students have grown to love using Kidblog as a way to improve their... read more

Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready... 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

A new reason to get excited for parent-teacher conferences

A new reason to get excited for parent-teacher conferences

As students publish within a class setting, it is important to give them a sense of ownership over their individual work – a place where the young author’s posts can build class-to-class, year-over-year: the Kidblog digital portfolio.  Today we would like to share the story of Mr. Wilson, Jacob Johnson, and his parents. These fictional characters’ story is based on real

As students publish within a class setting, it is important to give them a sense of ownership over their individual work – a place where the young author’s posts can build class-to-class, year-over-year: the Kidblog digital portfolio.  Today we would like to share the story of Mr. Wilson, Jacob Johnson, and his parents. These fictional characters’ story is based on real... read more

Learner Profile: An interview with Margaret Simon

Learner Profile: An interview with Margaret Simon

The following is an excerpt from “Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Showcasing and Assessing Student Work” by Matt Renwick (ASCD, 2017). You can purchase a copy of the book here.  Margaret Simon is a gifted and talented teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. She works with many students in several schools, specifically related to English Language

The following is an excerpt from “Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Showcasing and Assessing Student Work” by Matt Renwick (ASCD, 2017). You can purchase a copy of the book here.  Margaret Simon is a gifted and talented teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. She works with many students in several schools, specifically related to English Language... read more

App Smash in the New Year

App Smash in the New Year

For both teachers and students, it can be a challenge to get back into the daily routine after an extended holiday. Even if students had some work to complete over the break, it is still difficult to transition back to the daily bell schedule. Coming up with ways to keep students engaged throughout the year,

For both teachers and students, it can be a challenge to get back into the daily routine after an extended holiday. Even if students had some work to complete over the break, it is still difficult to transition back to the daily bell schedule. Coming up with ways to keep students engaged throughout the year,... read more