Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Spring 2017 Student Blog Challenge

Last year we adopted Kidblog as our district blogging platform. To get more students blogging and writing, I thought I would create a blogging challenge for my district. We kick off on Monday, April 3rd and I can't wait to see what students create.

It is called the Spring 2017 Student Blog Challenge and will consist of a topic per week for 8 weeks.

Using resources and ideas from the amazing Pernille Ripp and Ronnie Burt's 50 Ideas for Student Blogging, I came up with the challenge outline.

Currently, we have over 900 students using Kidblog and I am hoping many of these students participate in the challenge and share their ideas and creativity.

You can follow the challenge and see weekly student posts highlighted on my Kidblog page.

Do you have students who want to participate? Feel free to use my challenge to support digital writing and publishing in your own school.

Have you created a challenge like this before? I would love to hear your ideas and comments.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Parent Conference Ideas and Supports

To support my teachers I developed a few tools using Google Docs and Google Forms. If they are helpful to you feel free to make a copy and edit as needed.

Parent Conference Form - start with the positive

Student Self Evaluation - let students lead the discussion

Parent Conference Schedule Template - let them decide

Parent Contact Form - keep current information