QuadBlogging News


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I am really pleased to announce that QuadBlogging is undergoing a HUGE makeover both in appearance and behind the scenes. QuadBlogging 2014 is now live at QuadBlogging.com for you to register. QuadBlogging will no longer run for set cycles. It will be up to each Quad to run for as long as participants wish allowing people to register whenever they want for a new Quad.

QuadBlogging registration will initially run from Sunday 12th January with Quads being launched on Friday 24th January from the BETT Show in London. Sign up will be open 24/7 right the way through 2014 and beyond. On a personal level, I’m most excited about QuadBlogging becoming a fully automated process. As a result, QuadBlogging will be able to accept and publish Quads any time on any day. This will leave me more time to support schools, individual teachers and pupils to become great bloggers. In addition to this, I will have more time to support Quads in need of support.

I want to thank you all for your continued support. I want to thank John Sutton and Peter Ford (Creative Blogs) for their hosting support from 2011 to 2014 enabling QuadBlogging to be a free project for teachers to join.

QuadBlogging has now entered a new chapter with support from eSchools, who after learning about what QuadBlogging offers teachers, offered technical support to help design a new automated site ensuring that QuadBlogging can remain free for ALL teachers and schools wishing to use QuadBlogging. The new site will be launched at the BETT Show but for now… feel free to head to QuadBlogging.com to register.

Please visit QuadBlogging’s new home at QuadBlogging.com to register for a new Quad.

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QuadBlogging® Sept to Dec CLOSED

With over a quarter of a million pupils having taken part in QuadBlogging® so far since 2011, QuadBlogging® is going from strength to strength giving pupils (and teachers) a leg up to a genuine global audience. Whether you blog with pupils as young as 3 years old or you blog with High School pupils or even adult learners, Quadblogging® can connect you with learners across the globe. The concept is simple, you can watch the video on the right or continue reading…

Just fill in the form below and you will be assigned to a group of four blogs – a Quad. Each Quad has a co-ordinator that ensures a smooth communication process and it’s this co-ordinator that will be in touch with you. Each cycle lasts 4 weeks with each member of the Quad having one week in the spotlight. During your week in the spotlight as the focus school/class your blog will be visited by the other Quad members and comments left. The deal is that you also visit the other members’ blogs when they are in their focus week. The result is a fast moving cycle of 4 weeks that is repeated 2 or 3 times between September to December. The September to December round is always the most popular with 100s of Quads, get in quick and get registered!

Please use the Spreadsheet below to see which Quad you are in. Quad Co-ordinators will be in touch to arrange essential dates for the focus weeks in due course:

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BREAKING NEWS

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QuadBlogging™ has been shortlisted for the NAACE Global Community Impact Award.

Without YOU (The Community) QuadBlogging™ just wouldn’t work. I’m asking ANYONE that has been involved in QuadBlogging™ to get in touch and let me know of the impact it has had in your class. Please could you get in touch by email mailto:DeputyMitchell@me.com as we have been invited to submit further information to compliment the nomination by the original NAACE member.

Thank you!

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What is QuadBlogging?

QuadBlogging™ is a leg up to an audience for your class/school blog. Over the last 12 months 100,000 pupils have been involved in QuadBlogging™ from 3000 classes in 40 countries. QuadBlogging™ has recently been praised by Ofsted for how Haworth Primary School has used it. See page 6 here.

The concept is simple, either watch the short video to the right or keep reading…

A Blog needs an audience to keep it alive for your learners. Too often blogs wither away leaving the learners frustrated and bored. Quadblogging™ gives your blog a truly authentic and global audience that will visit your blog, leave comments and return on a cycle. Here’s how it works:

You sign up using the form below, shortly after, you will be allocated a Quad four schools/classes including your own. Each Quad has a co-ordinator who is responsible for making sure each of the quad members know what is going on and when. Each week one blog is the focus blog with the other three blogs visiting and commenting during that week. In week two, another school/class blog is the focus with the other three visiting and commenting. This is repeated until each of the classes/schools has had their week in the spotlight. The cycle is then repeated. However, this time, your pupils know what is coming – They will work harder than you have seen them work in order to get content on their blog!

QuadBlogging™ has been mentioned very highly in recent OfSTED Reports here in the UK and praised for offering opportunities for:
“profound impact in developing pupils’ team working, communication and problem-solving skills”

It’s simple – Give it a try, sign up below.

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