I am planning to use Kidblog with my students this year. Has anyone used it with their students? I am excited about it, and I think the kids will be, too, but is it feasible for 3rd graders?
I don't want to spend a ton of school time for kids to enter their weekly blog entry. I plan on them writing a blog entry each week about their independent reading. I know their keyboarding skills are not all that, so it concerns me that it may be more time-consuming than I would like. I am going to talk to the technology teacher to see if she is willing to give them 10 minutes a week during their computer lab to write in their blog. I am also wondering if they will be able to access the blog from home. If so, that would be great. Many of them could work on it from home sometimes, too.
I would love to know if you have tried anything like this and what suggestions you might have. If you haven't tried it, I guess you will hear more about it in the fall when I give it a go!