This weekend I learnt that the platform I have been using with my 5 year old students for their ePortfolios will be moving to paid memberships in September.
When reading the content of the email, I became really frustrated as I have been using Kidblog for a number of years successfully with my students. After a while I realised that although I felt disappointed that I now had to look for other alternatives, I had to look at the positive in this situation.
I am aware of Easy Blog Jr, but I need something that can also work on Notebooks. So I had been asking on Twitter if anyone knew of an easy platform to use with junior students to blog.
One platform that stood out was Blogger. As a Blogger user myself, I was happy to hear that one can't go past Blogger. I was already considering this, but then... the age requirements for students to have Gmail accounts is actually 13 years or older.
I also had concerns about how my 5 year old students will be able to logon with remembering a gmail account and password. Again there was a solution offered that I could QR code the logon details. That was a brilliant idea, but I wondered how that would work when students were choosing to use Notebooks.
I am no closer to a solution yet and the hunt is still on! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
~ "Don't get discouraged. It is often the last key that opens the lock" - Unknown ~