My school blog platform, Creative Blogs, has launched a new free blogging project that you might like to get involved with.
Called Blogthenews, the new project is attempt to bring the school or class newspaper into the 21st Century. It acts as a news site that collects stories automatically from school bloggers all over the country. Best of all, you can write your news story on your own school or class blog and providing you indicate that you want your story to be syndicated, it will automagically appear on Blogthenews saving loads of time and effort. We would prefer it if you had editorial control of your content, and you and your class decide what’s newsworthy. Whether that is a brilliant piece of writing; some fantastic poetry; a summary of a topic that your class has been doing; or a genuine news story that is happening in your school, all we ask is that you edit the story and provide some context so that readers get an idea of who the author is and where they are from prior to syndicating it.
To set up a link from your blog to Blogthenews is very simple. All you have to do is sign up here, and we’ll do the rest.
Read more about Blogthenews here.
We hope you can support this exciting and innovative project and help make Blogthenews a real community success story.
Creative Blogs teacher wins Naace Impact Award
We were absolutely delighted to hear that David Mitchell of Heathfield Primary School in Bolton recently won a Naace Impact Award for his work with blogs. To read about David’s reaction (under the most trying of circumstances) click here. Needless to say, we are immensely proud to host Heathfield’s blog and are delighted that it is now regarded as a benchmark for excellence when it comes to educational blogging.
Creative Blogs has been growing from strength to strength, and several new schools have set up projects. Please visit their sites and provide encouragement!
- http://stmarysdeane.net Bolton
- http://barlowhallblogs.net Manchester
- http://clarendonblogs.net Bolton
- http://anchorsholmeblogs.net Blackpool
- http://devonshireblogs.net Blackpool
- http://htrblogs.net Stockton on Tees
And what about the renowned author, Pie Corbett, whose blog we have just set up! http://piecorbett.net
More are on the way, including our very first international school!
If you have a class that isn’t getting many visitors to their blog, then consider signing up for a quadblogging project. Quadblogging is an idea of David Mitchell’s from Heathfield. Simply, each school signing up is partnered with 3 others, making a quad. Each week one school becomes the focus for visits and comments from the other members of the quad. So far it has been very successful with many schools from all over the world signing up for quads. To read more and to sign up, click here.