Thursday, November 08, 2012

Blogging with young children

Site of the week!

Kidblog is designed for elementary and middle-school teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog.

The use of Kidblog is very simple and uncluttered. The homepage is easy to follow and provides only the essentials. The site’s theme is playful and the students wouldn’t feel intimidated about using it. 

From Day's Class Notes
A very important issue of Kidblog is that it is a safe and simple blogging platform suitable for students. The site allows teachers to monitor all publishing activity within the classroom blogging community. Because student privacy is paramount when it comes to working online, KidBlog provides several tools for protection. Teachers have administrative control over all student blogs and student accounts. Students' blogs are private by default, which means they are only viewable by classmates and the teacher.

And what's more, it is completely free of advertising.

You can use Kidblog to:

  • create classroom discussions 
  • learn digital citizenship 
  • practicing writing skills 
  • create an e-portfolio 
  • reflect on learning 
  • formatively assess writing

But it is better to have a look at an example:

From Blogging in a second grade classroom/

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