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Okay so I totally have been slacking on my blogging lately.  I have switched gears to wedding planning and grad school work.  Speaking of grad school…I have my capstone project coming up.  I am in the midst of writing the lessons and getting prepared to implement it.  I chose to do Project Based Learning in science vs. traditional teaching methods.  I am using life science for my unit.  I will definitely post more on that as I get into it.  I’m pretty excited!
Anyways…We have this thing at my school called science week.  It has now turned into STEM week.  It is a week where everything is science related.  We do science readings, math, social studies, and so on.  There is also a science fair at every grade level.  I have revamped the way I do this in the last couple years.  I switched to inquiry projects for my fourth graders.  They have to pick a testable question, follow the scientific method to experiment and collect data, then they report back to the class.  This is a really great learning experience for them!  They do everything in school aside from the actual experiment part.
We just started the project last week with our big kickoff.  I wanted a better way of keeping track which student was doing each project.  I have used Kidblog.org in the past for other assignments and decided to set it up for all 3 of my science classes.
I had to set up an account for all the students. Below is the homepage.

I posted a question about the inquiry project and they logged on and responded with their idea.  It has been awesome!  They are super excited about using Kidblog.
I logged on to find so many comments!  It has been a great tool to engage the kids in their inquiry projects…HOWEVER they have totally hijacked it and started making their own posts about all sorts of things! 
Exhibit A: This Cinderella survey 

I have to admit I do think it is cute…for now!  Have you ever tried Kidblog out with your students?  If you did, what did you think of it?


My name is Jen and I’m the face behind Endeavors in Education.

I have a passion for ELA and science. I am even STEM certified. Now I spend my time hanging with my kids, blogging (endeavorsined.com), and creating for my TpT store Endeavors in Education.

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