Tag: Digital Portfolios

#ISTE17 Recap

#ISTE17 Recap

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were

This past week, the Kidblog team was in San Antonio alongside over 21,000 educators, attending the ISTE 2017 Conference. We were able to connect with some of the brightest minds in ed tech and engage with teachers from 80+ countries. We had a fantastic time speaking with new and veteran members of our Kidblog community and were... read more

Kidblog: The Yardstick for Growth

Kidblog: The Yardstick for Growth

The end of the school year means to me wrapping up everything, hurrying to get everything finished, making sure everything is ready for next year.  But it also means pulling out all of the work from the whole year that got stored in the dusty closet, dark storeroom, or bottom of the backpack to put

The end of the school year means to me wrapping up everything, hurrying to get everything finished, making sure everything is ready for next year.  But it also means pulling out all of the work from the whole year that got stored in the dusty closet, dark storeroom, or bottom of the backpack to put... read more

Webinar: Using Kidblog as a Portfolio for Student-Led Conferences

Webinar: Using Kidblog as a Portfolio for Student-Led Conferences

Sixth grade English and social studies teacher, Megan Ariza, shares how to use Kidblog’s individual portfolios for student-led conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to best organize your conference using Kidblog Ideas for students’ post content Student driven goal setting and how to assess if goals were met at conferences Helpful tips to

Sixth grade English and social studies teacher, Megan Ariza, shares how to use Kidblog’s individual portfolios for student-led conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to best organize your conference using Kidblog Ideas for students’ post content Student driven goal setting and how to assess if goals were met at conferences Helpful tips to... read more

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

Writing for an Authentic Audience: Tips to getting parents involved with your class blogs

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.

“How do I edit?” That was music to my ears. I had just finished explaining that students and teachers from all over the world would be able to view our blog posts. This was major news to a classroom full of second graders. Suddenly, they felt their writing mattered, not only to the teacher.... read more

Webinar: Creating Digital Portfolios

Webinar: Creating Digital Portfolios

First and second grade gifted education teacher and Teacher Advisor for Kidblog in her district, April Cummings, shares her experience and best practices for implementing Kidblog school- or district-wide. April discusses the benefits of creating and maintaining digital portfolios. In this webinar, you will learn: How Kidblog supports district-wide academic initiatives Using digital portfolios across curriculums

First and second grade gifted education teacher and Teacher Advisor for Kidblog in her district, April Cummings, shares her experience and best practices for implementing Kidblog school- or district-wide. April discusses the benefits of creating and maintaining digital portfolios. In this webinar, you will learn: How Kidblog supports district-wide academic initiatives Using digital portfolios across curriculums... read more

Five Keys to Blogging with Gifted and Talented Writing Groups

Five Keys to Blogging with Gifted and Talented Writing Groups

Last year, with the support of my principal, I started a new program that focused on enriched writing instruction for sixth grade writers.  Twice a week, students participated in small-group writing workshops and used Kidblog for peer review and digital portfolios.  This year, the program allowed me to follow my “guinea pigs” to seventh grade, and

Last year, with the support of my principal, I started a new program that focused on enriched writing instruction for sixth grade writers.  Twice a week, students participated in small-group writing workshops and used Kidblog for peer review and digital portfolios.  This year, the program allowed me to follow my “guinea pigs” to seventh grade, and... read more