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Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

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Blogging and Quadblogging - The power of audience on learners

5 Feb

2012 11:00 AM (CST)

This class ran for 58 minutes

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

Blogging and Quadblogging - The power of audience on learners of all ages

Blogging has had a massive impact on pupils at Heathfield Primary School in Bolton (UK). David will share the story of how blogging helped raise standards in writing to significantly above national expectations. David will share evidence of how simple blog posts changed engagement levels of pupils and how a global audience changed the lives of his pupils. 2011 was the year that QuadBlogging was born. QuadBlogging now sees over 1000 classes of pupils from 25 countries collaborating each week through this free global project that helps teachers and pupils gather a global audience for their blog. David will share some examples of the impact this project has had on teachers and pupils from different corners of the globe.

David has a passion for real learning opportunities. Over the last 2 years, David has not only introduced blogging at Heathfield Primary School but has led the development of class blogging resulting in Heathfield becoming world leaders in edu-blogging. Heathfield Primary School was recently awarded the Toshiba ICT Award through the SSAT and David was awarded the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award 2010 and the NAACE ICT Impact Award 2011 for his work on blogging and engaging pupils through Web2.0 tools. Writing result went from 9% Level 5 to 60% Level 5 in just 12 months that Year 6 class making 6.6 points progress per child on average (approx. 2 years progress). This was replicated with the 2011 leavers all making on average 6 points progress (again 2 years progress) in writing with 8 SEN pupils making on average 8 points progress. Engagement levels from pupils are at an all time high and the real audience pupils have stretch the globe. David has recently developed QuadBlogging which as of December 2011 has seen 1000+ classes from 25 countries blogging in partnerships of 4.

David Mitchell talks passionately about his subject, a fact which viewers of BBC1 and BBC Northwest Tonight will have noticed when their cameras visited Heathfield recently.

Visit Heathfield’s blogsite
and QuadBlogging site

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Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch


0, Canada

David has a passion for real learning opportunities. Over the last 2 years, David has not only introduced blogging at Heathfield Primary School but has led the development of class blogging resulting in Heathfield becoming world leaders in edu-blogging. Heathfield Primary School was recently awarded the Toshiba ICT Award through the SSAT and David was awarded the Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award 2010 and the NAACE ICT Impact Award 2011 for his work on blogging and engaging pupils through Web2.0 tools. Writing result went from 9% Level 5 to 60% Level 5 in just 12 months that Year 6 class making 6.6 points progress per child on average (approx. 2 years progress). This was replicated with the 2011 leavers all making on average 6 points progress (again 2 years progress) in writing with 8 SEN pupils making on average 8 points progress. Engagement levels from pupils are at an all time high and the real audience pupils have stretch the globe. David has recently developed QuadBlogging which as of December 2011 has seen 1000+ classes from 25 countries blogging in partnerships of 4.

David Mitchell talks passionately about his subject, a fact which viewers of BBC1 and BBC Northwest Tonight will have noticed when their cameras visited Heathfield recently.

Visit Heathfield’s blogsite
and QuadBlogging site

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