Tag: Student Voice

DCPS Study Abroad Experience

DCPS Study Abroad Experience

  Blogging While Abroad In 2016, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) launched the nation’s first fully-funded global travel program for students, sending approximately 400 students and educator chaperones on short-term trips abroad during the summer. The goal of DCPS Study Abroad is to make travel more equitably accessible to students in middle and

  Blogging While Abroad In 2016, the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) launched the nation’s first fully-funded global travel program for students, sending approximately 400 students and educator chaperones on short-term trips abroad during the summer. The goal of DCPS Study Abroad is to make travel more equitably accessible to students in middle and... read more

The Power of One

The Power of One

  Those of us who teach teenagers face a daunting and seemingly never-ending challenge: Getting our students to look up from their phones, their social media, and their video games to see the wide world beyond their bubble. Unlike any generation before, today’s kids have a digital world that can cocoon them 24/7. They take

  Those of us who teach teenagers face a daunting and seemingly never-ending challenge: Getting our students to look up from their phones, their social media, and their video games to see the wide world beyond their bubble. Unlike any generation before, today’s kids have a digital world that can cocoon them 24/7. They take... read more

Admins know what works:

Admins know what works:

Setting the stage “Students here is your digital device, and here are your logins and passwords. Be careful.” “Teachers, you may choose from hundreds of online tools to incorporate in the classroom. Choose wisely.” With more agency for teachers and students than ever before, how are administrators guiding their schools through the technology revolution? It starts with

Setting the stage “Students here is your digital device, and here are your logins and passwords. Be careful.” “Teachers, you may choose from hundreds of online tools to incorporate in the classroom. Choose wisely.” With more agency for teachers and students than ever before, how are administrators guiding their schools through the technology revolution? It starts with... read more

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

Teaching Digital Literacy Through Blogs

Teaching Digital Literacy Through Blogs

  As the director of a university summer reading program which attends to the needs of striving learners, it is my goal to provide our teachers and students with opportunities to explore the world of digital literacy. Although many of our students are experts in 21st-century social media skills, this doesn’t necessarily translate to effective

  As the director of a university summer reading program which attends to the needs of striving learners, it is my goal to provide our teachers and students with opportunities to explore the world of digital literacy. Although many of our students are experts in 21st-century social media skills, this doesn’t necessarily translate to effective... read more

Key features for back-to-school blogging

Key features for back-to-school blogging

There is a seemingly never-ending to-do list when it comes time for the new school year. If using Kidblog, a beginner’s blogging lesson is likely one of those to-dos. When it comes to blogging, it is important (and sometimes challenging) to get students started on a great note. It is our goal to provide you

There is a seemingly never-ending to-do list when it comes time for the new school year. If using Kidblog, a beginner’s blogging lesson is likely one of those to-dos. When it comes to blogging, it is important (and sometimes challenging) to get students started on a great note. It is our goal to provide you... read more

Using Kidblog to Teach (and be taught)

Using Kidblog to Teach (and be taught)

    As a STEM teacher, I am always reminding myself to ‘let go’ and give students more ownership of their learning. To help with this practice, I offered students a chance to apply for a ‘Blogging Assistant’ job with me. Two students chose to apply, submit letters of reference and were interviewed by two

    As a STEM teacher, I am always reminding myself to ‘let go’ and give students more ownership of their learning. To help with this practice, I offered students a chance to apply for a ‘Blogging Assistant’ job with me. Two students chose to apply, submit letters of reference and were interviewed by two... read more