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Feb29th.net – A Global Blogging Project

Last week I launched Feb29th.net with the help from Peter Ford and John Sutton. After seeing first hand the power that an audience can have on pupils raising writing levels from 9% Level 5 to 60% Level 5 in 12 months. Not only that but impacting on progress, resulting in the last 2 Year 6 classes leaving Heathfield Primary School making on average 2 years progress each in their writing in just 12 months. I find myself on a mission to bring the power of audience to as many pupils as possible.

Feb29th.net is going to strip blogging down to a couple of clicks where anyone around the world can visit and blog within 2 minutes. As soon as the 29th February begins in Tonga, the blog will open and 48 hours later when February 29th finishes a few miles east it will close. The result will be documented in one place and will be a showcase of the power of audience.

This is a call for support… Can you help? If you have a blog, please feel free to display this little button on your blog somewhere:

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The code for this button is here:

<a href=”http://feb29th.net/”><img src=”http://bit.ly/AoedYN” border=”0″ alt=”Photobucket”></a>

Feb29th.net has a Facebook page that can be viewed here.

You can follow Feb29th.net on Twitter here.

Do you know someone who could help? If so, please tell them about this project. If it gets just one teacher allowing their pupils to write to an audience then it will be worth it!

“The child’s tray is a hospice for writing” Bill Lord (Consultant)

We owe them more than that!

Through Twitter, there has been lots of support for this project. One very interesting development has been through discussions with @_imaginaryme who wondered what some teachers and pupils might blog about. About 24 hours later I got an email with some code in it:

How great is this? Keep an eye on this as more ideas will be added to help those that may want to blog on 29th Feb have something to give them some inspiration.

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