B Y D E L I A C O R N W E L LE D M E 5 0 3KidblogA Great Instructional Tool for Today’s Students
What is a blog?
How will blogging benefit my students? Learning theories Social Learning- Bandura (McLeod, 2011) Constructivism (Paily,...
How will blogging benefit my students? Fun! Engaging to readers Improves confidence Exposure to technology Improves p...
Why Kidblog? “Built by teachers, for teachers, so students can get the mostout of the writing process.” (Kidblog website)...
Getting started Get permission from parents Create a Kidblog account for your class and students. Manage privacy settin...
What do we blog about? Kidblog is a cross-curricular platform Publish writing Story problems for others to solve Refle...
Gathering assessment data Kidblog makes it really easy to review each student’sportfolio of work. Collect data for many ...
Examples of class Kidblogs http://kidblog.org/MrsStupkasClassBlog/ http://kidblog.org/MrsCsClass-19/
ReferencesKhan, H. (2012). Incorporating blogging into education. Instantshift Retrievedfrom http://www.instantshift.com/2...
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  1. 1. B Y D E L I A C O R N W E L LE D M E 5 0 3KidblogA Great Instructional Tool for Today’s Students
  2. 2. What is a blog?
  3. 3. How will blogging benefit my students? Learning theories Social Learning- Bandura (McLeod, 2011) Constructivism (Paily, 2013) Connectivism (Siemens, 2005) George SiemensVideo
  4. 4. How will blogging benefit my students? Fun! Engaging to readers Improves confidence Exposure to technology Improves proofreading (editing) skills Share ideas Mutual learning Digital portfolios Learn web etiquette(Khan, 2012)
  5. 5. Why Kidblog? “Built by teachers, for teachers, so students can get the mostout of the writing process.” (Kidblog website) Safe Very easy to use for students and easy for teachers to manage Limited audience-only those with the class code have access tothe blog posts COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection) compliant Allows students to become creators not just consumers Students can add photos, drawings, and other multimedia totheir posts Easy to use on any device- laptop, netbook, iPad, tablets Connect with other classes FREE!
  6. 6. Getting started Get permission from parents Create a Kidblog account for your class and students. Manage privacy settings in accordance to your school’sAOP (Acceptable Use Policy) Provide your audience with your class code (parents,older student buddies) Model how to use Kidblog and how to create posts, whatto post, and how to respond to others Create clear expectations for your students includingappropriate topics and respectfully responding to others.
  7. 7. What do we blog about? Kidblog is a cross-curricular platform Publish writing Story problems for others to solve Reflections on new concepts being learned Special events (classroom news)
  8. 8. Gathering assessment data Kidblog makes it really easy to review each student’sportfolio of work. Collect data for many of the standards you wouldtypically assess through paper and pencil…AND youdon’t have to lug all those papers around to grade! Assess areas such as communication skills,conventions, writing genres, ability to makeconnections, their understanding of a new concept.
  9. 9. Examples of class Kidblogs http://kidblog.org/MrsStupkasClassBlog/ http://kidblog.org/MrsCsClass-19/
  10. 10. ReferencesKhan, H. (2012). Incorporating blogging into education. Instantshift Retrievedfrom http://www.instantshift.com/2012/10/11/incorporating-blogging-into-education/McLeod, S. (2011). Bandura-Social Learning Theory. Simply PsychologyRetrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/bandura.htmlMeech, S. (2010). Kidblog Offers Safe and Simple Interface. Learning & LeadingWith Technology, 37(8), 38.Paily, M. U. (2013). Creating Constructivist Learning Environment: Role of "Web2.0" Technology. International Forum Of Teaching & Studies, 9(1), 39-50.Siemens, G. (2005) Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age.International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 2(1).Retrieved from http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jan_05/article01.htm

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