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Jun 29

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03. Best blog for your classroom: KidBlog.org

I’ve been using KidBlog.org with grades 6-8 for almost 2 years.  It is a powerful collaboration tool, especially for the elementary and middle grades.  Here are a few reasons I recommend KidBlog.org:

  • 100% FREE
  • No ads or premium service offers
  • Very simple to use
  • Teacher control
  • The site is secure and your classes can be kept private.
  • 100 MB of storage space per class (photos and videos are uploaded directly to KidBlog)

If you want to have your students to do some advanced blogging where they can customize a site, I’d suggest using education.weebly.com I’ll post more about Weebly later.

If you want to know the basics of how to setup an account and use Kidblog, take a look at the tutorial below.

Click here to open KidBlog Tutorial in PowerPoint

Here’s a video tutorial from eduTecher:

To read how I introduce blogging to students, you can read this post:  An Intro to Blogging

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3 comments

  1. Ethan Chellan

    Will check it out… I have to create a website for our school and I will show the headmaster this site. Thanks

    http://ehanchellan.wordpress.com

  2. Suzann Keith

    Does Kidblog provide individual blogs for kids, or are they all writing to one classroom blog? I want something so that my students can each have their own blog, but I can moderate all of them. Thank you!

    1. Matt Hurst

      Each student has their own blog, but all the posts are published under the same class URL. So it might not be individualized enough for some. Only those students in the class can access student blog posts (unless you change the “post settings” to allow visitors to read posts). If you want students to be able to customize their own blog/site but still allow teacher moderation, try education.weebly.com Weebly is another great option.

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