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ISTE 2017: See How Kidblog Is Turning Kids Into Journalists

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Ou r9 year old edtech reporter has been reporting on education technology since she was six years old. But she was excited to find out that Kidblog lets kids have their own blogging platform. She asked if it was like WordPress and feature wise it is, however there’s a lot of safety features and educational features built into the platform.

Kidblog was created by Matt Hardy as a tool to use in his own classroom. As other teacher’s started hearing about it he turned it into a platform student across the country could use.

Using the Kidblog platform, student’s work can be published to the class, to another class across the hall, to the whole school, to the district or to the public. Kidblog has built in moderation tools so teachers can safely publish their student’s work. Teachers monitor all of the activity within a community of authors. Students can even publish to the public at large, but not until the teacher approves it.

PRP-ISTE ISTE 2017: See How Kidblog Is Turning Kids Into JournalistsKidblog allows students to assert their writing creativity. They can publish their own blogs, collaborate on writing assignments with other students or the whole class can write something together.

The Kidblog platform turns kids into actual bloggers within their set community. It even features publishing statistics where kids and their teachers can measure post and comment activity throughout the school year. The community within Kidblog allows students to find other classes and other students outside of their classroom.

Like many platforms, Kidblog plays well with others. It features Google Drive Integration so that students can embed anything from their Google Drive into their blog posts. Pictures, videos, pdfs and more can easily be added directly from Google Drive into a Kidblog blog post. It also integrates with Google and Clever login so there’s no need to worry about forgetting an extra set of login credentials.

Watch Tatum’s interview with Kidblog’s Laura Kniffin above and for even more info visit 

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