Tag: getting students started with blogs

Kidblog Podcast: Dual Language blogging, student and teacher perspectives

Kidblog Podcast: Dual Language blogging, student and teacher perspectives

This is the fifth in our Kidblog Podcast Series which features authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. In this podcast, we teamed up with Ms. Marina Rodriguez and her former student Josefina Medina-Perez to share authentic experiences of teaching and learning through blogs in a dual language classroom with

This is the fifth in our Kidblog Podcast Series which features authentic opinions and experiences of some of our most successful Kidblog users. In this podcast, we teamed up with Ms. Marina Rodriguez and her former student Josefina Medina-Perez to share authentic experiences of teaching and learning through blogs in a dual language classroom with... read more

Kidblog Membership Process

Kidblog Membership Process

The Kidblog membership process demonstrates how blogging across a school or district begins with one teacher, bringing the benefits of blogging to his or her students. Learn where you fit in the process below. 30-Day Free Trial Use Kidblog with your students for 30 days, free of charge. This is a full-featured trial, where you

The Kidblog membership process demonstrates how blogging across a school or district begins with one teacher, bringing the benefits of blogging to his or her students. Learn where you fit in the process below. 30-Day Free Trial Use Kidblog with your students for 30 days, free of charge. This is a full-featured trial, where you... read more

Password Best Practices

Password Best Practices

You trust Kidblog to create a safe, secure space for your students. How do you ensure your students’ passwords are strong enough? When teachers create student accounts, they often establish a basic or shared password that can be easily distributed and remembered by students. This is a great way to get students logged in for the first time. But these initial passwords present security concerns when users know (or can guess) other users’ passwords.

You trust Kidblog to create a safe, secure space for your students. How do you ensure your students' passwords are strong enough? When teachers create student accounts, they often establish a basic or shared password that can be easily distributed and remembered by students. This is a great way to get students logged in for the first time. But these initial passwords present security concerns when users know (or can guess) other users' passwords.... read more

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

Teacher and Peer Feedback through Kidblog

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions

The topic of formative assessment is something that is often discussed in education today. Personally, I have found myself involved in many conversations with colleagues during professional development sessions, at conferences, and even in Twitter chats. The focus is typically on how to assess student learning efficiently and effectively. A big part of these discussions... read more

Student passions: Exploration and reflection through blogging

Student passions: Exploration and reflection through blogging

A few years ago, when I first started to introduce my students to the idea of “blogging,” I was met with a little resistance. Students were wary of the unknowns – what to expect, who would be reading their posts, and what types of posts they would be writing. “Why can’t we just write on

A few years ago, when I first started to introduce my students to the idea of “blogging,” I was met with a little resistance. Students were wary of the unknowns – what to expect, who would be reading their posts, and what types of posts they would be writing. “Why can’t we just write on... read more

Building Blogging Stamina

Building Blogging Stamina

Young writers many times don’t know where to start writing.  Students can spend an entire 20 minutes thinking of an idea and second guessing themselves out of any idea, often using all of the time allotted for the writing itself.  They typically prefer to oral brainstorm with friends and frequently go with an idea that

Young writers many times don’t know where to start writing.  Students can spend an entire 20 minutes thinking of an idea and second guessing themselves out of any idea, often using all of the time allotted for the writing itself.  They typically prefer to oral brainstorm with friends and frequently go with an idea that... read more

Three Paperless Entry or Exit Tasks

Three Paperless Entry or Exit Tasks

Entry tasks are short tasks that I use either at the beginning of the day or as transitions from recess or lunch.  They get everybody warmed up for the next activity while I address the inevitable needs that come up at such times. Every year we seem to have to limit our copying budget.  As

Entry tasks are short tasks that I use either at the beginning of the day or as transitions from recess or lunch.  They get everybody warmed up for the next activity while I address the inevitable needs that come up at such times. Every year we seem to have to limit our copying budget.  As... read more