Blogging tips

Here are some examples of how I have used blogging as a class teacher:

Unprompted writing – Roses are red story by Rhys (year 4)
Using Padlet for AFL
Inspirational feedback
Using Quadblogging to find a global audience

Reaching a wider audience (look at comment #5)

Reaching a wider audience (look at the final comment)
100 Word Challenge / 5 sentence challenge

Here are some other examples of great blogs:

http://4a2013.lowerplace.net – My 2013 class blog – voted one of the top 100 educational blogs in the UK
http://sandwich.heathfieldcps.net – The Heathfield Primary sandwich blog
http://y1.highlawnprimary.net – a great KS1 blog
http://6cj.laytonblogs.net/our-own-blogs/ – individual blog for every child
http://changinghorizons.net/2014/04/expedition-everest-thematic-learning/ – Expedition Everest – a fantastic blog based writing project
 
Useful Twitter accounts:

@deputymitchell – blogging expert and pioneer
@piecorbett – author and literacy guru
@alanpeat – author and educational consultant, specialising in writing
@tompalmerauthor – children’s author (football based, great for engaging boys)
@HGjohn – blogsite provider
@multimartin @Claire_N_Jones @Cherise_Duxbury @StephenConnor7 – all enthusiastic class bloggers
@ICT_mrp ICT guru, iPad expert

Also look for anyone who may be relevant to whatever topic you are looking at. In the last couple of years we have interacted with Jamie Oliver, David Walliams, Gregg Wallace (Masterchef), Virgin Galactic, Tesco, M&S to name but a few. You will be amazed at how many people are willing to spare time to look at and comment on your children’s work.

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