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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.
And we’re off!
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.
What are the problems you can encounter?
not cool to learn
It is a huge mountain!
What do we need to overcome in schools in challenging areas?
doing something different
make learning cool
There are so many tools that can be used to support and enhance blogging.
QUADBLOGGING – four schools getting together and commenting on each other’s writing. POWERFUL and ORRSOME!
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.
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.
BLOGGING – electronic paper – it’s writing, Jim, but not as we know it!
PADLET – John shared how to use padlet within blogs.
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.