Tag: Sharing Kidblog

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

Blogging in a Library Setting

Blogging in a Library Setting

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been

Educators are constantly encouraged to implement technology into their curriculum. The abundance of apps, websites, and online tools can quickly become overwhelming for teachers and librarians. As media specialists, it is your job to master online tools and teach the most effective platforms to other teachers in your school. It is likely you have been... read more

Using Kidblog for Parent Communication

Using Kidblog for Parent Communication

Parents play a significant role in student achievement. In order to guide student success, ​it is important to ensure a reliable means of communication with parents has been established.  Teachers want ways to share the news and happenings in the classroom. Regular communication to keep parents informed about upcoming events such as assessments and class

Parents play a significant role in student achievement. In order to guide student success, ​it is important to ensure a reliable means of communication with parents has been established.  Teachers want ways to share the news and happenings in the classroom. Regular communication to keep parents informed about upcoming events such as assessments and class... read more

Sharing Kidblog at Professional Development Events and Conferences

Sharing Kidblog at Professional Development Events and Conferences

Preparing to lead a professional development session or conference presentation takes time, especially planning the most beneficial activities and methods to deliver the information. It is a good idea to plan different activities that will both inform and engage the participants, and lead to great conversations and takeaways that can be implemented right away. Often

Preparing to lead a professional development session or conference presentation takes time, especially planning the most beneficial activities and methods to deliver the information. It is a good idea to plan different activities that will both inform and engage the participants, and lead to great conversations and takeaways that can be implemented right away. Often... read more

Webinar: Introducing Blogging to Teachers at Professional Development Events

Webinar: Introducing Blogging to Teachers at Professional Development Events

Fourth grade dual language teacher, Marina Rodriguez, shares an example presentation on Kidblog that can be used at various professional development events including EdCamps and tech conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to introduce teachers to the idea and benefits of blogging in the classroom The four components to preparing 21st century students for a

Fourth grade dual language teacher, Marina Rodriguez, shares an example presentation on Kidblog that can be used at various professional development events including EdCamps and tech conferences. In this webinar, you will learn: How to introduce teachers to the idea and benefits of blogging in the classroom The four components to preparing 21st century students for a... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On Mrs. Lisa E. Wright

Kidblog Spotlight On Mrs. Lisa E. Wright

Seventh grade teacher, Lisa Wright, began using Kidblog to integrate technology into her Language Arts classroom. However, eight months later, she found the platform had transformed her classroom far beyond this goal. “What motivated you to start blogging with your students?” LW: “At the beginning of the school year, I knew I wanted to focus

Seventh grade teacher, Lisa Wright, began using Kidblog to integrate technology into her Language Arts classroom. However, eight months later, she found the platform had transformed her classroom far beyond this goal. “What motivated you to start blogging with your students?” LW: “At the beginning of the school year, I knew I wanted to focus... read more

Blogging with Preservice Teachers: Creating a Community for Sharing and Reflecting

Blogging with Preservice Teachers: Creating a Community for Sharing and Reflecting

When I first joined the faculty at a mid-size regional university, I expected my students to have had experience with a variety of tech tools and to feel comfortable experimenting with social media platforms. I was surprised to find that the majority of my students, who also happen to be preservice teachers, had limited experience using

When I first joined the faculty at a mid-size regional university, I expected my students to have had experience with a variety of tech tools and to feel comfortable experimenting with social media platforms. I was surprised to find that the majority of my students, who also happen to be preservice teachers, had limited experience using... read more