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Three simple strategies for helping your blog project gain momentum

So you have launched a brand new and exciting class blog. How do you ensure the project gains traction with your children and your school community in order to maximise the impact on learning? Here are three simple strategies that schools have used successfully to start projects on the right footing and to reboot projects […]

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Making Sure Parents Get The Message

You may have set up a successful class blog. You might be using Quadblogging and Twitter to share your work with other schools and teachers, but you are finding parents, guardians and family less motivated to get engaged with your project, visit your blog and comment. The “Subscribe by Email” plugin is a very powerful […]

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Creative Blogs Newsletter, October 2012

At last, I’ve sat down and written a newsletter! In this edition Supportdesk: accessing technical support Apps: new Creative Blogs app Conferences and courses New Bloggers New DFE Rules on school websites   The Supportdesk We have set up a new support desk which can be found at http://supportdesk.creativeblogs.net The purpose of this support blog […]

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How to add a Revolver Maps Widget to your Blog

Having a social widget which tells children how many people are reading their blog is one of the most important features of any class blog. This short video shows you how to do add one of the most popular widgets: the Revolvermaps spinning globe from http://revolvermaps.com

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The Open Badges Project

In discussion with a secondary school I came across the interesting Open Badges project set up by Mozilla. After some reading and joining a Google Group to try to get my head round it, I think it works like this: An institution (say, a school) becomes an ISSUER of badges and can develop whatever criteria they […]

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