Teacher Review For Kidblog

Great Tool for Independent Reading Accountablility

Heather D.
Classroom teacher
Propel Charter School-Homestead
Homestead, PA
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
Each week, my students were required to respond to a post related to independent reading strategies. In addition to their post, they were required to respond to a peer's post. Example questions may include, "What conflict does the main character of your book face? Make a prediction of you think they will resolve this problem."
My Take
This tool is amazing, specifically for blogging, because each post must be viewed and approved by the teacher before it is able to be viewed. My 5th grade students were able to navigate the site with ease. I found that students were eager to respond to each post. I hope to use this resource again. I find it helpful for facilitating discussions.