Grade range: 1-8
What is it? A straightforward way to set up safe classroom blogs.
Pros: This is an easy way to get your class, or even your school, to collaborate on creative writing projects.
Cons: After the buzz of publication wears off, some kids will find they still struggle with writing.
Bottom line: By simplifying the blogging platform, Kidblog prompts students to write for an audience.
Grade range: 2-8
What is it? Accessible story starters spark creativity for all ages.
Pros: Simple concept is versatile and highly accessible to almost everyone.
Cons: Requires adult leadership at first, and fun factor isn’t built in.
Bottom line: A catalyst for creative stories, poems, songs, and skits, but requires adult leadership to get the ball rolling.
Grade range: 2-12
What is it? Challenge kids with lively blend of comics and learning.
Pros: Intuitive design with plenty of options for sharing work and adding multimedia.
Cons: Limited potential for creating original artwork, and available art depicts mostly human characters.
Bottom line: Students will be motivated to share subject knowledge using the fun language of comics.