Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I Heart Kidblog

Many of you already do kidblog.  I have been using it for a while, and just thought I would share.  My class uses it fairly regularly, but stay within the topic of reading/books.  It is really easy to set up and each student has their own blog to change and post on.

So here is one written today...
And the conversation that follows....
I don't worry about punctuation, spelling, etc.  I may comment about it but really just encourage sharing and talking about books.

Happy Tuesday,


  1. If I ever get brave enough to try something like this, I'll be knocking at your door!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I have been doing Kidblog this year too- but I really should have given them a focus like you did- so are posts are not particularly, erm, {twiddle twiddle} good. I guess. I have also realized that I actually really need to spend time teaching them "How To Blog" and "How to Comment" and "How LOL is not an acceptable response to EVERY post". *sigh*

    I would be cool if those of us trudging along in Kidblog could collaborate on the teaching end to make the experience the most beneficial for the kids...Ah well, you've inspired me yet again for next year! Thanks!

    The Meek Moose

    1. Collaboration would be cool...I would like to have a blogging rubric, so I could score them a bit and let it be an option to replace the reading log part of their homework. I didn't really "teach" them. But I won't approve posts that aren't useful. So, when someone comments with, "hi" or "pebble boots" we have a conversation about appropriate responses:-)

  3. I was looking for a venue for my students to enter book reviews. Maybe this would work?

    Thanks for sharing -
    Learning in the Little Apple

  4. I like this idea for reading logs...hum, next year maybe? I think this would be good for parents to see as well to see how their kiddos think about books.


  5. I love this blog idea. Do you do this as a literacy center activity, or when do you find time to fit it in?

    1. A lot of my students blog from home. Right now, students who are finished with state testing have been using that time to blog or be on IXL math. I wish I had enough computers to make it a center activity.