Tag: Getting Parents Involved

7 Tips to Get The Most Out of Blogging This Year

7 Tips to Get The Most Out of Blogging This Year

Getting ready for the start of a new school year – new students, new curriculum, and new tools – means teachers have a lot of preparation ahead of them. Whether new to Kidblog or a veteran classroom blogger, these tips will help you get the most out of your class blog this year. 1) There

Getting ready for the start of a new school year – new students, new curriculum, and new tools – means teachers have a lot of preparation ahead of them. Whether new to Kidblog or a veteran classroom blogger, these tips will help you get the most out of your class blog this year. 1) There... read more

Webinar: Getting Parents Involved

Webinar: Getting Parents Involved

Kidblog teacher of five years, Danielle Mastrogiovanni, shares how blogging has opened a door into her classroom and changed her students’ relationship with writing. She gives tips and applicable advice on getting parents involved in class work using Kidblog. In this webinar, you will learn: Tips for educating parents on blogging and how it works

Kidblog teacher of five years, Danielle Mastrogiovanni, shares how blogging has opened a door into her classroom and changed her students’ relationship with writing. She gives tips and applicable advice on getting parents involved in class work using Kidblog. In this webinar, you will learn: Tips for educating parents on blogging and how it works... 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

Creating Thoughtful Comments

Creating Thoughtful Comments

After spending countless hours commenting on my students’ work and posts on Kidblog, I was eager to read their responses. However, I was disappointed to see that their reflections and comments to me and their peers seemed anything but profound. Instead I was met with comments such as, “I did a good job”, “I like your

After spending countless hours commenting on my students’ work and posts on Kidblog, I was eager to read their responses. However, I was disappointed to see that their reflections and comments to me and their peers seemed anything but profound. Instead I was met with comments such as, “I did a good job”, “I like your... read more

Find Success Blogging with Young Students

Find Success Blogging with Young Students

When introducing the idea of blogging I always begin with a familiar story. This allows students to begin to make a connection between blogging and a loved story.

When introducing the idea of blogging I always begin with a familiar story. This allows students to begin to make a connection between blogging and a loved story. ... 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