In my quest to get more teachers and pupils blogging, I am always trying to think of ways in which barriers can be removed to blogging. QuadBlogging helps class blogs find a quick global audience by linking class blogs to other blogging pupils, Feb29th.net provided a blogging platform that was so simple, people didn’t even need to log in to create blog posts…
PassTheBlog project is again providing the platform in the way of one single blog. However, this blog is a little different. The focus of this blog is again a little bit of a social experiment and involved the blog being passed from one class to another each week over the course of the year.
A little over 6 weeks ago, I publicised the idea on Twitter and within a week, 52 teachers had signed their classes up to the project. It was so quickly snapped up that I created PassTheBlog2 – I’ll come onto that in a minute!
So… 52 classes each take over the blog for one week only. Over the year the blog will have traveled the globe through 9 countries and pupils from the ages of 4 to 16 will have owned the blog adding posts about whatever they are currently studying.
To those of you who are reading this and have no interest in the project – You can still play a key role! Blogs don’t just need visits – they need comments. If you don’t have time to comment, I’m sure you can spare 5 seconds to tweet out a link to the project! Comments make a difference to young learners. I have seen first hand how writing for an authentic global audience can change the attitude to learning of children.
Blogging HAS absolutely changed the direction and life chances of pupils that I have taught in the past and this was down to a little bit of what I did, but was mainly down to A LOT of what you did!
Please support this project by doing one or more of the following three things:
1. Visiting PassTheBlog regularly to see where the blog has travelled to
2. Commenting every now and then on a post that has impressed you
3. Retweeting links you see flying about Twitter.
Thanks for your support!