Tag: Foreign Language

Kidblog Podcast: Students have a voice, who’s listening?

Kidblog Podcast: Students have a voice, who’s listening?

We teamed up with 5th-grade teacher Melissa Ramlow to create this podcast to bring you some best practices for promoting student voices. Melissa will first give you a little intro about her teaching experience, then she’ll go through some scenarios about how she promotes student voice through blogging and other methods, and conclude on why

We teamed up with 5th-grade teacher Melissa Ramlow to create this podcast to bring you some best practices for promoting student voices. Melissa will first give you a little intro about her teaching experience, then she’ll go through some scenarios about how she promotes student voice through blogging and other methods, and conclude on why... 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

Relevant Topics to Keep Students Writing over the Holiday

Relevant Topics to Keep Students Writing over the Holiday

November and December: This is a time of year when students and teachers alike begin looking forward to having a break from the daily classroom routine and what typically is a very busy part of the school year. The various fall breaks provide a good time for everyone to refresh and catch up on some

November and December: This is a time of year when students and teachers alike begin looking forward to having a break from the daily classroom routine and what typically is a very busy part of the school year. The various fall breaks provide a good time for everyone to refresh and catch up on some... read more

Blogging in a dual-language classroom

Blogging in a dual-language classroom

As a young child, most of us learned to speak our first language, but not before we spent many years listening to those in our life talking.  By the time we hit the age to start schooling, most of us have semi solidified our language.  The first years of school are then adding to that

As a young child, most of us learned to speak our first language, but not before we spent many years listening to those in our life talking.  By the time we hit the age to start schooling, most of us have semi solidified our language.  The first years of school are then adding to that... 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

Easing The Transition from Paper to Blog

Easing The Transition from Paper to Blog

As the new school year starts, many of us teachers are planning and thinking of what we are going to do.  What do we need to change from last year?  What do we need to do new?  How can we improve what we have always done? And many other questions that have been rattling around in our brains

As the new school year starts, many of us teachers are planning and thinking of what we are going to do.  What do we need to change from last year?  What do we need to do new?  How can we improve what we have always done? And many other questions that have been rattling around in our brains... read more

Building Foreign Language Vocabulary through Blogging

Building Foreign Language Vocabulary through Blogging

Learning a foreign language can prove to be challenging, especially with the continual addition of new vocabulary, verbs, and the different grammar topics involved in language learning. There are a variety of resources available, in traditional paper format as well as digital, to help language learners get that iterative practice that they need in order

Learning a foreign language can prove to be challenging, especially with the continual addition of new vocabulary, verbs, and the different grammar topics involved in language learning. There are a variety of resources available, in traditional paper format as well as digital, to help language learners get that iterative practice that they need in order... read more