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Archive for February, 2011

BBC Breakfast goes Blogging!

Wow, what a fantastic tribute to the wonders of Heathfield School, Dianne Spencer and David Mitchell!  Blogging finally has the profile it deserves as it was beamed into our homes via BBC Breakfast on 14th February.  A very dapper @DeputyMitchell spoke about the impact blogging had on Heathfield School and the children.  It was great to see the much revered Binyameen explain why he loves to write together with other pupils from the school!  The enjoyment and love of blogging was evident for all to see.

See the full clip below..

Several of my children came into class very excited having seen what they love to do on the TV too!  Imagine their surprise when I told them that it was Mr Mitchell who has organised our Quad blogging project!!  Priceless!

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Blogs a go go!

Bowood Class and myself have been blogging merrily for just over three months now.  We’ve also been part of a quad blogging project which has put us in touch with other schools around the country where we learn about what they are doing and comment.  All in all, that’s a fair bit of blogging!  So imagine my surprise to find out that a fifth of my class have been inspired enough to create their OWN blogs where they are regularly reflecting on theirs and others learning!  This step has happened without prompting  from me, they are simply hooked on the blogging bug!

This has  made me think as to whether they are now ready to go one step closer to writing posts themselves without me giving them the lead or responding to the topic they are currently doing.  At present they write their homework using the blog, comment on each others work and comments from visitors to the blog.  So I am going to take their lead and give them more responsibility of how their blog is going to progress over the coming months.