365 days in my shoes Day 127

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#EmbedwithMitchellandSutton

Storify of hash tag
https://storify.com/RachelOrr/deputy-mitchell-and-john-sutton-embedwithmitchella

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David Mitchell and John Sutton delivered an amazing day at Stephenson Memorial Primary School on blogging and useful tools to support and enhance blogging.

http://deputymitchell.com/

http://creativeblogs.net/

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And we’re off!

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SPROGS WITH BLOGS

David shared his experiences of introducing children to the blogging process and the impact it has had upon raising standards in writing – particularly with the boys.

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What are the problems you can encounter?

attitude

not cool to learn

behaviour issues

It is a huge mountain!

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What do we need to overcome in schools in challenging areas?

cultures

housing

siblings

aspiration

parents

society

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WHY BLOG?

doing something different

engaging pupils

make learning cool

raising standards

engaging yourself

motivating pupils

tackling underperformance

breeding competition

desperation

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There are so many tools that can be used to support and enhance blogging.

padlet (wallwisher)

http://padlet.com/

audioboo

http://audioboo.fm/

coveritlive

http://www.coveritlive.com/cilEventStudio

photopeach

http://photopeach.com/

voicethread

http://voicethread.com/

primarypad

http://primarypad.com/

bitstrips

http://www.bitstrips.com/

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QUADBLOGGING – four schools getting together and commenting on each other’s writing. POWERFUL and ORRSOME!

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There has to be a real push on quality.

It’s strange that children see their first attempt at writing in their books at school as ‘their best’. I wonder how many check a Facebook status or a tweet before submitting the comment to check it for spelling, sense and accuracy etc…

I know I text in full sentences – can’t be doing with short text speak. I have also been known to delete a tweet and retype it if there is a spelling error.

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CREATIVE BLOGS

I am so looking forward to John setting up the platform for my current school’s blogging through Creative Blogs. We will have an overarching wordpress site which will contain all our class blogs etc…

My Year 5s are also lucky enough to get the chance to work with David Mitchell to kick start their blogging.

I’m equally lucky to be starting my new school with my own Head Teacher blog linked to the Creative Blogs already established. Exciting times ahead for both schools.

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BLOGGING – electronic paper – it’s writing, Jim, but not as we know it!

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PADLET – John shared how to use padlet within blogs.

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A huge thanks to Emma at Stephenson Memorial Primary School for hosting an amazing day. We were privileged to be asked to open officially their new learning lab.

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http://creativeblogs.net/blog/2013/05/02/feedback-from-stephenson-memorial/

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