Growing Bloggers

In the Primary Classroom

Resources for Blogging with Students

Blogging Resources


Common Core Standards and Blogging

Nikki Vradenburg's Class Blog

Nikki Vradenburg's Teaching Blog

The First Lady's Trip to China Blog

John Sessler, PBS, Trip to China Blog

Teaching Blogs to Follow

Matt Gomez, Kindergarten, TX

Sharon Davidson, Kindergarten, VT

Cheryl McCrorey, Second Grade, NC (this teacher uses this blog as a classroom web page as well as a teaching blog)


Edutopia Article "Digital Discussion: Take Your Class to the Internet"

Article 14 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

Digital Citizenship Article Why the Internet is Like a Mall

Sample Letters to Parents about Internet Safety and Technology Use

App Stacking

Use these iPad apps to create products and post them on your blog. Remember that anything that can be saved to the camera roll of the iPad can be uploaded to KidBlog. Don't forget about screenshots!

Popplet a tool for creating graphic organizers, $4.99, Download Popplet Lite for Free

Explain Everything via You Tube Screencasting tool, $2.99

Pic Collage annotate over photos to create postcards, Free

Getty Images search for images to paste into a blog, Free

Sock Puppets via You Tube record sock puppet shows, Free

Brushes paint pictures, Free

Skitch annotate over photos, Free

iMovie via You Tube create movies using video and photos, $4.99

Adobe Voice via You Tube record your voice over pictures, Free

Tag Cloud create word clouds, $0.99

Nikki Vradenburg

I teach K-1 at LaMotte School in Bozeman, MT. I have been a classroom teacher since 2001. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University. I hold a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. I am a National Board Certified teacher and one of 100 teachers in the USA who is a 2014 PBS Digital Innovator. I am a trainer for RESA4u/Southwest Montana School Services. I conduct teacher workshops in differentiation and technology integration. I co-facilitate parent support groups for a non-profit organization called Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted, SENG. I live with my husband and four year old daughter in Belgrade, MT.
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