Katie Talks About Blogging on PalmBreezeCAFE

Filed Under (blogging, carnival, PalmBreezeCAFE) by Lee Kolbert on 02-03-2010

Have you ever wanted to be on TV? Well, this wish came true for one of my students last week!

Katie G. won a guest appearance on PalmBreezeCAFE as part of our school carnival fund-raiser. It was a great pleasure having Katie on the set with me as my co-host for the segment below. She was the perfect on-air “talent.” She arrived on time to have her make-up done (Thank you, Kay!) and was then whisked away for her personal tour of the studio (Thank you, Greg!). Not only did she get to host the segment with me, but also watch the other segments from inside the studio as well as, (and perhaps even more fun) from the control room where all the magic really happens.

So, what did we talk about on-air?

As our readers know, our class has been blogging, not only here at our class blog, but also over here at our kidblog site. The students are doing such a great job with their blogs. You can read their poems, essays, ideas and even some original plays they’ve written. They are also doing a wonderful job commenting on each other’s posts.

For this reason, I was very excited to finally be able to share our kidblog site on PalmBreezeCAFE and who else to tell you about it, then one of my students herself?

Here Katie and I tell you all about it. Please leave a comment to let Katie know what you think of her debut. Also, if you are a teacher who is using Kidblog with your class, we’d love to read what your kids are writing, so please leave a comment with your URL.

You can see all PalmBreezeCAFE educational tech segments here on YouTube.

Thank you to everyone at TEN and PalmBreezeCAFE for making Katie and her mom feel so welcome. You guys totally ROCK!

19 Comments Already, Leave Yours Too

Jordana C. on 2 March, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

Congratulations Katie for winning the auction at the school carnival!!!!!!! You did great describing things and you did great on much more!! 🙂

Kathy G. on 2 March, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

What a great show. Katie, you did awesome. Keep up those great blogs.

Jeff (uncle) on 2 March, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

Katie, You look awesome on TV! And did a great job speaking! It certainly is obvious that you are my niece, by how talanted you are. Do you have an agent yet? I hope Aunt Beth and Molly and Sarah and I can get down there and visit you all soon.

Robert Miller on 3 March, 2010 at 12:07 am #

Very articulate, Katie! You and your classmates are inspiration to my 5th graders in Port Orange, Florida… a few hours north of you!

Yes, feel free to comment on some of my students’ kidblogs.. Others are slowly but surely signing up to get their own…It is such an easy web resource to use!

Some of my students have some other project/news blogs on our class website linked to my name above- feel free to check out their works and comment… They will be so surprised that kids outside our school are actually viewing their projects!

Keep up the sharing,
Mr. Miller
Port Orange Elementary

Wm Chamberlain on 3 March, 2010 at 12:18 am #

Excellent job Katie! You were much more calm than the students I had reading online today! Maybe you should start your own vodcast!
Mr. C

Olivia Svensson ('sister' in Sweden) on 3 March, 2010 at 6:19 am #

Katie, you rock! I’m so proud of you and I had to send this link to my friends and family over here in Sweden. Can’t wait to visit you in a couple of weeks.

Stockholm, Sweden

Mr. Cavanaugh on 3 March, 2010 at 9:32 am #

It was great to have you in the studio Katie! Mrs. Kolbert is not always on her best behavior when we are filming the TV show (she gets silly sometimes as you know) but you seemed to be a good influence on her. 🙂

Lee Keller on 3 March, 2010 at 9:35 am #

Katie you did an exceptional, professional job. You had product knowledge. You were extremely articulate. You were very well poised. We need to have you back for a follow up to see what impact this experience has had on your blogging and education experiences. Kudos to Katie!!!!!

Melanie on 3 March, 2010 at 10:02 am #

Way to go Katie! Very very awesome.

Paul G on 3 March, 2010 at 10:18 am #

Congrats Katie, I can’t believe how well you performed on TV. So natural. I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work at school…and keep blogging!

Love, Dad

Paul G on 3 March, 2010 at 10:22 am #

Thank you Ms. Kolbert for making this experience possible for Katie and for all that you do with the students.

Paul G.

Mrs. G on 3 March, 2010 at 10:50 am #

Thanks so much for sharing how you use Kidblogs in your classroom. Katie you did an awesome job – congratulations. I am starting students at my school on kidblogs now.

Derek Tutschulte on 4 March, 2010 at 8:36 am #

Great job, Katie. Online publishing and collaboration is exciting stuff. Keep up the good work!

GPB on 4 March, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

WOW!! Very well done. Cool, calm, collected. I hope you note this experience, in detail, in your private diary, especially how it all felt inside.
Lots of love and Cheers,

maria.c on 4 March, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

Katie,congratulations spectacular job!

Jess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) on 4 March, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

Nice Job Katie!!!

sarah T. on 5 March, 2010 at 10:56 am #

k-k you did great im so happy for you you have a talent

Katie G. on 7 March, 2010 at 12:00 pm #

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! I appreciate your kind thoughts.

Leo k Reply:

You did a great job on T.V.