Kidblog gives students a digital canvas to publish rich academic content and create engaging conversations with peers, teachers and family. Kidblog is the only platform where a K-12 teacher can easily supervise all blog activity within a classroom of dozens of students. It allows teachers to tailor the platform to their pedagogical needs and district technology policies. This flexibility, coupled with a “dead simple” student-publishing interface, makes Kidblog the ideal blogging solution for K-12 educators. The concept began in co-founder Matt Hardy’s 4th grade classroom in Minneapolis. Matt was intent on finding a replacement for his students’ paper notebooks. Blogs were an ideal solution, but his search for the right platform came up empty. Existing services were cluttered with ads, required personal email addresses, and didn’t allow him to moderate content. So, Matt took matters into his own hands and created a blogging tool that met his needs for privacy and simplicity. Students loved it. A surprising new dialogue emerged as conversations formed around academic content published on students’ blogs. Matt released the platform in public beta in 2010. Kidblog’s organic growth is evidence of teachers’ enthusiasm. Teachers around the world are using Kidblog to emancipate content from student notebooks, creating dynamic e-portfolios and rich classroom discussions.
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