Kidblog - Kidblog is a website that easily allows the teacher to set up individual blogs for each of his/her students. One of the nicest features of Kidblog is the fact that it automatically sets up a Blog Roll for the teacher of all of the students in the classroom. Additionally, parents can be invited into the classroom blogs and can post comments. Teachers have a variety of options with setting up the visibility and commenting/posting permissions of the blog.
In addition to sharing writing and blog posts, Kidblog is an awesome place to share digital images and video files created by the students. I have had the opportunity to work in my 1st grade son's classroom this year. We have been using Kidblog as a place to put digital images of handwritten assignments or drawings. We have also posted content that we created in other apps (30 Hands for example). The handy-dandy Kidblog app makes this super slick. Another nice feature of Kidblog is the fact that it is device agnostic and is primarily web based, meaning that you don't have to have an iPad to use this one.
The video below by Molly Miller is a 10 minute tutorial on how to get started with Kidblog. Here also is a link to a playlist of Kidblog for iPad tutorials that Wes Fryer made.
Technology Consultant - GWAEA