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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.

20 Comments

  1. Comment from Kathryn      Reply
    Time October 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Brilliant, thanks for this it makes it all much clearer!

  2. Comment from Claire Kreuger      Reply
    Time November 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    So far we just have a general classroom blog going but I hope to get individual student blogs set up shortly!
    -Claire

  3. Comment from Fran Lengua      Reply
    Time November 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Qadblog would be great for the school library to use for our readers to share what others are reading.

  4. Comment from Dr. Donna Baratta      Reply
    Time February 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    David,
    Will there be an additional session from April to June? If so, when will the sign-up be open?
    Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous opportunity!
    Dr. Donna Baratta
    Library Media Specialist
    Mildred E. Strang Middle School
    Yorktown Heights, New York, USA

    • Comment from mitchell      Reply
      Time February 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Yes, April to July however people are signing up all the time and new Quads being launched all the time.

      Thanks for the interest.
      David

  5. Comment from Alex Barclay      Reply
    Time February 17, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Hi – I signed up for a quadblog a couple of weeks ago and haven’t heard anything yet. I just wanted to check you got my sign-up and to enquire when I might hear about the quadblog.

    Many thanks – Alex

    • Comment from mitchell      Reply
      Time February 26, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Alex

      You are in Quad 95 :-)

      David

  6. Comment from Karen McKelvey      Reply
    Time February 27, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Would love to participate in Quad Blogging! We have a blog and getting visibility has been a challenge. I’ve signed up twice but never been matched. I see one session is closing. When will the next start?

    Thanks!

  7. Comment from Lea Tyler      Reply
    Time March 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

    how much does this cost?
    And what happens after the first 8 week cycle?
    Do you have to sign up again?
    Thanks

  8. Comment from Joe Maguire      Reply
    Time July 18, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Hi David,

    I’m a deputy at a school in Wilmslow and next year we’ll be running 4 Action research projects over the course of the year led by members of our SMT.
    I’d thought about setting up a blog to reflect the work we’re doing on this but obviously the point of this would be a bit limited without any interaction with an audience!
    I just wondered if there was any appetite for a kind of pro-Quadblogging (not that the kids aren’t more ‘pro’ than us!) for teachers and senior leaders to share ideas, etc?

    We’ve also registered a few classes for the September cycle, when might we hear about that?

    • Comment from mitchell      Reply
      Time July 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      Hi, that’s a good idea – contact me on deputymitchell@me.com and we can go through it :-)

  9. Comment from Connie      Reply
    Time July 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    So. . . what if my students have individual blogs and I were to link to them on a class blog site, would that work? Do I need to wait until closer to school starting (August 19) to sign up?

    Thanks! :)

    • Comment from mitchell      Reply
      Time July 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Not a problem, quite a few do this and it works well!! :-)

  10. Comment from Michelle      Reply
    Time July 25, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Hi,
    Just a quick question:
    I signed up for this (a few weeks ago but did it again just in case) and haven’t heard anything or received an email – is there anything else I need to do?
    Thanks!
    Michelle

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