Kidblog is built by teachers, for teachers, so students can get the most out of the blogging process.
Kidblog meets the need for a safe and simple blogging platform suitable for elementary and middle school students. Most importantly, Kidblog allows teachers to monitor and control all publishing activity within the classroom blogging community.
If you've tried (perhaps with limited success) other blogging platforms like Blogger, Edublogs, or WordPress.com, you'll notice the Kidblog difference immediately!
Kidblog's advanced privacy features put safety first:
- Teachers have administrative control over all student blogs and student accounts.
- Your students' blogs are private by default – viewable only by classmates and the teacher.
- For "semi-public" blogs, set up guest (e.g. parent) accounts that require a password to view students' posts/comments.
- Comment privacy settings block unsolicited comments from outside sources.
- Kidblog does not collect any personal information from teachers or students.
Kidblog helps your students focus on what's important:
- No advertising of any kind.
- Simple login menus allow students to select their name from a list of students in the class, eliminating the need to memorize usernames.
- Clutter-free design means your students will spend less time fussing with widgets/options and more time publishing.
- Central blog directory and simple navigation links make it easy for students to find classmates' blogs.
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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!
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.
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!
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.