Over the last month, we have had 187 students in 7 classes from 2nd to 8th grade sign up within their classes with their very own KidBlog.
Kidblog is a blog platform created for students. It gives us, as teachers and students, a safe student publishing.
Teachers in over 70 countries trust Kidblog to share students writing with a real audience, as the Kidblog homepage states.
It has been wonderful seeing posts by our students being added every day.
As we kick off blogging, we have also talked a lot about writing posts and commenting on posts. In fact, in Staci Braun's classroom we did a fun paper blogging activity with her students last week.
When they finished, we talked about commenting and what good comments could say and look like. We did a little practicing.
This gave them a good sense of what reading posts and writing comments felt like as they saw what others wrote too.
The paper blogging exercise really helps them with the idea of writing posts and making comments.
These 2nd graders are now super ready to write their first posts and make comments within Kidblog..
We are excited for this first step. We can't wait for them to connect with other classes at Van Meter who are using Kidblog and to start making global connections within Kidblog around the world.
You can find out more about Kidblog here.