iPad Academy: Using blogging to positively impact on writing


At the first iPad Academy event, Neil introduced the concept of educational blogging for teachers and learners.  His focus was to introduce tools to support the priorities highlighted by the teachers at the session, and to explore how blogging can impact on schools’ literacy developments:

  1. To consolidate learning
  2. To improve the quality of T&L
  3. To engage students with literacy
  4. To use creativity to engage students and further involve them with their own learning
  5. To explore collaboration for deeper learning
  6. To increase opportunities for peer review and parental engagement

One example given of a proven blogging project was taken from David Mitchell’s ‘Quadblogging concept and Neil was able to share individual examples of student progress and impact statements from their teachers.

Since 2011, over 500,000 students from over 50 countries have taken part in the scheme which matches up four schools for a particular time period with a genuine global audience.

Some of you might know David from his ‘Deputy Mitchell‘ Twitter feed.  Click on the image below to launch further information about quadblogging projects from schools around the world.

Quadblogging Scoopit

“In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years.” Pie Corbett, poet & storyteller.

Interested in joining this collaboration project to provide a purpose for writing and an audience for your students?  Follow the Quadblogging links throughout the post to register your interest.

Interested in exploring in greater detail how blogging and other tools could support your school to impact on literacy across the curriculum?  We can include this focus as a project through your CPD planning and create a bespoke session in school for you.


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