I won't be introducing kid blog for a while this fall. That doesn't mean 3rd grades can't post pieces and comments to their blogs as they did last year. They can.
Here’s how it works. Kids go to kidblog.org. They each have a password (this they already know well know from logging onto our school server).
Here is a quicker way to:
Then they can create a new post or leave a comment on a post of a classmates’ page. They click either “publish” or “submit comment”. Either way, that submission comes by me for review before hitting the class blog. If this seems like it is working and worthwhile I can add parents (with user names and passwords) so you could view and comment as guests, without using your child’s log on. Kids will have time at school to work on this, but perhaps not as much as they would like. I figure that if you get time to help them with using it at home that could be really good. Besides if you don’t already have such conversations with them, this provides a great starting point for discussions about online safety, etc.
Guidelines that may change as we go: Kids, you should…