Kidblog

Description

Safe & Simple Blogs for Your Students

Over 5 million K-12 students have a voice at Kidblog. We’re trusted by teachers around the world. Set up your class for free in 30 seconds.

WHY KIDBLOG

Safe

Kidblog provides teachers with the tools to help students publish writing safely online. Students exercise digital citizenship within a secure classroom blogging space. Teachers can monitor all activity within their blogging community.

Simple

Kidblog offers a kid-friendly publishing experience suitable for any K-12 student. We help students focus on what’s important by removing distractions so they can focus on writing. Teachers efficiently manage all posts and comments through an easy-to-use dashboard.

Authentic

Kidblog gives students’ writing a meaningful purpose and an authentic audience. Students are motivated to write for their peers and engage with a global network. Teachers moderate all content, so nothing goes live until you say so.

Transformative

Re-imagine writing instruction. Built by teachers, for teachers, Kidblog’s platform is deeply rooted in the pedagogy of writing. Engage students in the process of pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, publishing, and commenting — Kidblog facilitates feedback and moderation at all stages.

Pricing

Plan Price Details
Kidblog Free Get started for free.
Teacher Premium $29/year per teacher Safe, simple, standards-aligned, class connectins, unlimited classes, Google login, personalized student themes, large media files, Google Drive integration, multiple premium teachers, unlimited student accounts, and lesson plans and resources.
Admin Pro Contact for details Admin Pro site licenses are designed for coordinators and directors to manage teacher and student accounts across your school and district. Grants and volume discounts are available to defray a portion of the cost if your school qualifies.

Reviews

Teacher
February 10, 2015

Kidblog is an online publishing and writing “space” for kids of all ages. It is a safe and easy online blog set up and managed by the teacher. Students and teachers can submit posts which are approved and then published on the blog. Class members can then respond/comment on the post. Comments must be approved by the teacher before they are published on the blog. No one can access the blog without a username and password assigned by the teacher. We use this blog to respond to literature, content area questions, current event issues and creative journaling. The students love to create their own posts for others to respond to and are thrilled when the teacher is one of those responders. I have found it to be highly motivating even for the most reluctant writers. I appreciate the feature of being able to respond privately to a student who may need editing or reworking of a response. Only the teacher has this option and I have found it useful and that students are very responsive to my suggestions in this online format. Highly recommended!

Teacher/Instructor
September 3, 2012

Blogs have become extremely popular; almost everyone has one or knows about the most popular ones. But when using blogs in the classroom, it's not about a popularity contest. It is about creating a virtual learning environment that is controlled and organized for and by educators and their students. This is how Kidblog works. It is a blog created by educators and maintained by students. I really like how Kidblog allows students to have a blog to share their personal thoughts and/or respond to class discussions, all while under the control and security of their teachers. Kidblog is not public on the Web and doesn't allow anyone outside of teachers and classmates to see whatever another student posts on their blog.

Technology Integrator
June 9, 2012

Kid Blog gives educators an easy, simple tool that allows them to enable their students to manage their own blogs. The application is tailored for elementary and middle school students. They can add posts and participate in discussions with other students. The teacher maintains control over the entire process and can control privacy settings. Logging in is very easy! A central blog home page allows students to quickly access blogs posted by their classmates. I have used this with my second grade students and they loved it! Both students and teachers will find it easy to use!

eLearning Integrator
May 14, 2012

Used with students to create a virtual learning environment, and collaborate as 21st century learners. Students can reflect on learning, upload and embed digital work from web 2.0 tools, and comment on each others blogs.

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