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If you are thinking about being a QuadBlogging Co-ordinator or indeed have volunteered to be one, the following information will help you run your quad smoothly.

The role of the Quad Co-ordinator is to ensure that your Quad runs smoothly, each teacher knows which school they should be visiting each week and which week is their week to be the focus school.

Some co-ordinators have simply just grabbed the emails from the spreadsheet on the QuadBlogging homepage and kept in touch that way. Some co-ordinators have used the Google Presentation that I produced for the very first Quad. Here is the example. Please feel free to use this and adapt it if you wish:

So long as your group know which blog hey need to be visiting each week, your quad will be a success. Keep the communication flowing. If you have any problems, please get in touch.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedication in helping Quadblogging develop. You time and efforts co-ordinating your quad is really valued, thank you!

David Mitchell

38 Comments

  1. Comment from cathy lord      Reply
    Time December 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks for the reminder.
    C

  2. Comment from Deb Schiano      Reply
    Time January 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Hi David!
    Would like to get in touch with quad members but can’t see full e-mail addresses in form?
    Thanks in advance.

  3. Comment from Sherry      Reply
    Time January 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

    What should we do if one member has never responded to emails…and does not have a blog or website listed on your spreadsheet – Can we replace them?

    • Comment from mitchell      Reply
      Time January 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Yes, tell mw which one to replace and I will do it as soon as a suitable class signs up.

      David

  4. Comment from Kim Sivick      Reply
    Time January 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Hi David, I am the coord from Quad 103, I’m from the US and the other 3 are from the UK. Only one (Sherwood School) has responded and I believe at least one of the other 2 is really close to Sherwood, we’d like to branch out. Is it possible that Stacy Simmons and I can stay in this group and perhaps grab 2 schools from outside the UK? Let me know as we are ready to go.

    Thanks, Kim

    • Comment from Carol      Reply
      Time February 5, 2012 at 6:54 am

      I would love to join as I am looking to quad blog for student sharing and learning about other cultures. We are not a very diverse group and it is good for the children to experience worldly ideas.

      We are currently working on the rock cycle and would love to share writing and skype as well. Thank you, in advance, for considering us.

  5. Comment from Kittiwakes Class      Reply
    Time March 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    We have really enjoyed two rounds of quadblogging so far and have just signed up for another go. We would really love to try using Skype, but all of our overseas schools so far have been out of range timezone wise. I know that the logistics of the process must be a nightmare, but would really love to have someone closer to give this a go.
    Many thanks
    Kittiwakes Class (Flamborough CE Primary School)

  6. Comment from Alison Millington      Reply
    Time March 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I would love to start quadblogging with my pupils – an all boys school in Greater Manchester.

    Please help me to get involved!

  7. Comment from Kellie DiBattista      Reply
    Time April 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Hello! What a wonderful project you have going on here! I am currently on sabbatical, taking as many technology courses as possible and I am extremely eager to join a quadblogging group in Aug-Sept. 2012- I will check back often to see when your registration is open, but here is my info in the meantime in case I can get a head start on everything. I currently have a blog http://www.kdibat.wordpress.com and a wiki at http://mrsdibattista.wikispaces.com, but I need to switch my blog or website over to kid friendly, so I am in the process of doing that now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Kellie

  8. Comment from Ruth      Reply
    Time June 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I am in a quad blog, and have only just realised, as no one in the quad got any notification, and we have no co-ordinator.

    What do we do about this?

  9. Comment from Susan Ellis      Reply
    Time September 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I’m in quad 98. I can’t view the complete email addresses on the online spreadsheet. I’d like to contact the other teachers in my quad to say hello. (Indeed, Hello! if you come across this.) Is there a way to view the email addresses that I am missing?

    Thanks,

    Susan

  10. Comment from tina utting      Reply
    Time September 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Hi David
    I am quad co-ordinator, Our digital leaders are in charge of the blog and I wanted to get things started. How do things normally run – is there a set schedule or do we just go with it?
    thanks

  11. Comment from Kruti      Reply
    Time October 31, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Hi, I am the coordinator for Quad 156. I am not able to access the emails of my quad members. What would be the best way to get in touch with them?

    Thanks.
    ~Suba

  12. Comment from Karyn Doss      Reply
    Time November 12, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I am starting a blog for my fourth grade class. I would love to share their writing pieces to start with. I am looking for other classrooms of ten year old students to share blogs with. Please let me know if there is someone interested so we can get this going!
    Looking forward,
    Karyn Doss

    • Comment from mitchell      Reply
      Time November 12, 2012 at 7:04 am

      Yes, there are similar UK aged classes waiting. Please full in the form and I’ll get things sorted.

      Thanks for visiting!
      David

  13. Comment from Brette Lockyer      Reply
    Time January 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Hello David
    One of the members of Quad 51, Alex Bowles from The Norman School, has double booked himself into Quad 66 and not able to join in with Quad 51.
    Do you have any replacements up your sleeve? We are Year 3/8 yr-old students.
    cheers
    Brette – Quad 51 co-ordinator

  14. Comment from henry sayers      Reply
    Time February 6, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Hi there! Im a year 3 teacher at Telscombe Cliffs school in East Sussex and we are looking to ‘Quadblog’ next term as part of our ICT unit. Could you give me any advice on a blog URL that schools are using.
    Ive spoken to our ICT man and we are apparently using uni servity on a virtual learning platform. We would therefore need other schools to be using the same. Is there another online facility that we can use that is better?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    thanks!

    • Comment from mitchell      Reply
      Time February 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      Try Creativeblogs.net, Kidblog.org, primaryblogger.com or edublogs.org Hope that helps. You need to be using a blog platform really, each of the providers offer free options so worth exploring.

  15. Comment from Jenny Ludgate      Reply
    Time February 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Hi David,

    In quad 82 we only have 3 members currently active as we didn’t get a response from the final teacher from DPS school in India. Would anyone else be able to join our quad? Preferably not from America as we already have two schools from there so another perspective would be great!

    Thanks,

    Jenny

  16. Comment from Scott Besterman      Reply
    Time March 9, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Hi David,
    I hadn’t heard back since I signed up (unless I missed an email), but just this morning noticed that I was assigned Quad #113. I just contacted the members of my Quad. My Questions is, I know the current session runs Dec-Mar, so do we wait for the next session to commence before we start?

    Scott

  17. Comment from Dan Joslin      Reply
    Time April 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Just checking up that we’re in the pipeline as we haven’t heard anything since completing the online form and we don’t want to miss out.

  18. Comment from Jan Estens      Reply
    Time April 19, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Hello David,
    I have organised dual blogging between a fellow colleague here in Australia. We worked together for two years and he is now at another school. he also found a teacher in Canada using “Kidblog” to share our blogs so now we are three. I would like to include another country to join our trio and thought perhaps you may be able to help.
    I did work in the UK 2006-2006 and taught a year 6 class and understand the importance of their SAT’s exams. So maybe a current year 5 class and then they would be still part of the quadblog when they enter year 6? Let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks for your dedication and help,
    Jan

  19. Comment from Justine Hughes      Reply
    Time May 26, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Hi David

    I’m the co-ordinator for Quad82 and we can’t wait to get started.

    One of our bloggers is already in a quad though – Tim Brook. Are we able to get another class to make up the numbers please.

    Thanks,

    Justine :-)

  20. Comment from Michelle      Reply
    Time July 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Hi David,
    I have registered for quadblogging, but have not received a confirmation email or anything like that. Should I have received one?
    Thanks.
    Michelle

  21. Comment from Peter mclean      Reply
    Time April 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I am looking to make links with schools across the world, but particularly in Africa. My class are year 4 (8-9 years old) and based in Lincolnshire.

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