Tag: Summer Blogging

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

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

Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

Why start blogging at the end of the school year?

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready

“Why would I get started with blogging so far into the school year? It’s just too late!” I’ve heard this objection so many times. However, the reasons why the end of the school season makes for a great time to get started with blogging are surprisingly logical. Think about it, you’re winding down, getting ready... read more

Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Staying Connected Over Summer Break

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue

Ah, summer!  What a wonderful time for the 3 Rs…. Reading, Relaxing, and (w)Riting! My students were happy to find out that their access to Kidblog continues over the summer, and that they would be able to keep the connection with their blogging friends intact.  As a teacher who knows that her students will continue... read more

Keep Writing Momentum: How to encourage student blogging over the summer

Keep Writing Momentum: How to encourage student blogging over the summer

The school year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am going to miss my kids.  I will especially miss reading their unique stories in our Kidblog class. The last day of school does not have to be the end for blogging.  The internet stays open and so

The school year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am going to miss my kids.  I will especially miss reading their unique stories in our Kidblog class. The last day of school does not have to be the end for blogging.  The internet stays open and so... read more