Tag: Student Voice

How Change Can Make Us Better- An Autumn-Inspired Blog Post

How Change Can Make Us Better- An Autumn-Inspired Blog Post

It’s the beginning of October, and we have settled in to another beautiful season, Fall! By now, our students have gotten to know each other better and are adjusting more and more to their schedules and the demands of a new school year. What better opportunity is there to introduce the idea of blogging to

It’s the beginning of October, and we have settled in to another beautiful season, Fall! By now, our students have gotten to know each other better and are adjusting more and more to their schedules and the demands of a new school year. What better opportunity is there to introduce the idea of blogging to... read more

Expanding Student Voice

Expanding Student Voice

Whether using Kidblog in your science, math, or ELA classroom (or any subject area), the ability to connect your students with an audience is one of the greatest benefits to blogging. When students have the realization that they are writing for an audience beyond you, the teacher, their writing flourishes. Students are able to share their passions, interests, ideas, and knowledge with

Whether using Kidblog in your science, math, or ELA classroom (or any subject area), the ability to connect your students with an audience is one of the greatest benefits to blogging. When students have the realization that they are writing for an audience beyond you, the teacher, their writing flourishes. Students are able to share their passions, interests, ideas, and knowledge with... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kelly Walton

Kidblog Spotlight On: Kelly Walton

Grade 6 teacher, Kelly Walton, empowers students to take action through the power of writing. She has been blogging with Kidblog for three years and is still surprised by her students daily. Blogging has changed her teaching practice and engaged students to transform the learning in the classroom, including the teacher. What motivated you to start blogging with

Grade 6 teacher, Kelly Walton, empowers students to take action through the power of writing. She has been blogging with Kidblog for three years and is still surprised by her students daily. Blogging has changed her teaching practice and engaged students to transform the learning in the classroom, including the teacher. What motivated you to start blogging with... read more

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Getting Students Interested in Current Events

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current

Sometimes middle school students just aren’t interested in current events. A reason for this might be that students don’t have the space to explore these issues with their peers. As a journalism teacher, I strive to encourage student interest in current events because I want children to become informed citizens as they grow up. Current... read more

Kidblog Spotlight On: Christa Elder

Kidblog Spotlight On: Christa Elder

First and second grade teacher, Christa Elder, began using Kidblog in an effort to integrate more technology into the classroom. Six years later, she continues to use the platform to give students’ writing a meaningful purpose. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? CE: “We were always looking at ways to integrate technology

First and second grade teacher, Christa Elder, began using Kidblog in an effort to integrate more technology into the classroom. Six years later, she continues to use the platform to give students’ writing a meaningful purpose. What motivated you to start blogging with your students? CE: “We were always looking at ways to integrate technology... read more

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Teaching Digital Citizenship by Giving Students a Voice

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.

Blogging, without question, is one of the most powerful ways to communicate in the 21st century. It is an amazing tool, used to empower our students. However, with this ability to widely share voices comes the threat of misuse. Our students need to be aware, fully understanding how and why to use the technology appropriately.... read more

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

Give a Voice to the Quiet Student

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that

As a teacher of over 100 students, it can be difficult to provide the individualized attention that each student deserves within fifty-minute periods. This can be even more problematic in larger class sizes of 20-30 students. In a large class, a majority of my energy is spent with two categories of students: the ones that... read more