Kidblog is a well established blogging site developed by teachers, designed especially to be implemented in the classroom. For a low cost of $36 per year, classroom teachers are able to create unlimited class and individual student pages Kidblog is a safe, student – friendly blog site that will enable year one students to participate in and share ideas in controlled online spaces. Teachers are able to moderate and manage all user action within their classroom blog, so that students are only ever exposed to relevant and appropriate language. Kidblog does not have advertisements, which decreases the possibility of students becoming distracted or exposed to unsafe online content.
Kidblog would be a very appropriate choice of blog site to align with the Year one lesson sequence, as the site allows students to upload a variety of media files. Some activities in the lesson sequence encourage students to upload images of natural, managed and constructed areas, therefore making Kidblog a relevant option for Year one teachers to consider when selecting a blog site.
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