I'm so impressed that first graders could use all this technology so seamlessly! Kidblog looks like a really great tech tool and I'd be excited to use this in my classroom. I'm thinking it would make my Book Nook more meaningful if my students could post about a book that they read during their Book Nook time and share it with others.
Great information! Did your school purchase the subscription for Kidblog? It is a great resource especially for commenting. So many students do not know how to make a quality online. It is an area that I work on teaching students in Tech, primarily 3-5. I think it is great that you have 1st graders commenting!
I could see myself using this as a way for students to create a blog for goal setting. Each student could create a blog and make updates on their progress. The actually working towards a goal is a hard step but important step in reaching a goal.
I've never heard of KidBlog, but I definitely plan on using it in the near future! When writing my tech review about QR codes, a blogger recommended scanning QR codes to go to students online portfolios. Students could use KidBlog to keep track of their online portfolios in a safe and private way. Thanks for sharing!
I had not heard of KigBlog before reading about it on your website. This is a great resource and I am definitely going to use it my class when we need to work on book reviews. Thanks for sharing!
This is an awesome 21st century lesson! Do you think the PTA could Blog too or meet with the class once the students have finalized their suggestion?
I've never used this site before but I think this could be a great way to do math problem solving. We often have discussions about strategies and ways to solve problems. This allows us to blog the ideas on the problem to get students thinking what strategy to use to solve.
I like the idea that students can have discussions and communicate with other members of the class and respond to other students' posts while using this technology tool! When writing book reviews at any grade level, students can create it using this tool and respond and read their classmates reviews to figure out the books they would like to read in the future.
I've never heard of this! But it looks awesome, and I know first graders can handle it! I would really love to implement this with my class. :) Thanks for sharing!
I haven't used Kidblog but I've used Edublog with a 5th grade pullout group of 4 students who had learning disabilities. They were the most unmotivated students and using a blog to have them write made them do a total 180! I think it's a great tool that in your lesson you used to to have students express different opinions because that's a lesson in itself with digital citizenship.
I love this resource! Kid Blog is a blank canvas for students to expand their knowledge! I think it's very authentic!
I have never heard of KidBlog before coming to your website. I love it! I think it would be great to implement in the middle school classroom as a way for students to journal their thoughts and help build relationships! Like Amanda said it is a great blank canvas and can be used in many ways!
Adina KarpoffFirst Grade TeacherRosemary Hills Elementary SchoolMontgomery County, MD Public Schools