QuadBlogging

Update: David Mitchell launched the official QuadBlogging site in June 2011. Click here to find it. This is the place to go to sign up for quad blogging and find out all about it.

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If you’re on Twitter you may have heard the term QuadBlogging being thrown around lately. I first heard about it from Pam Thompson who started QuadBlogging with her year 6/7 class in January.

QuadBlogging is an idea that  David Mitchell came up with.

The concept: four blogging classes come together and learn about one another one week at a time. Each week a different blog in the quad is the focus and the other three classes take the time to visit and comment on their blog.

The benefits: The alliance will help each class increase their readership while flattening their classroom walls and learning about the wonderful world we live in.

How to get involved: If you visit Mr Mitchell’s blog you can enter some details about your class to be put together in a quad.

As I’ve been blogging with my class now for a number of years, I didn’t need to be matched with other classes. Linda Yollis, Jonah Salsich, Judy McKenzie, Kelly Jordan and I all decided we’d make our own quad.

*Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog, California, U.S.A.*
*Open the Door to B-4  in New Zealand*
*Mr. Salsich Class Blog, Connecticut, U.S.A*
*2KM and 2KJ  in Australia *

Mosaic Final quad blogging yollis

Starting this week, we are taking turns to put one of our blogs in the spotlight.

Each class has published a post directing their readers to the focus blog. This week, our focus is Mrs Yollis’s class blog.

Click here to check out our first post about QuadBlogging on our class blog.

Below is a visual adapted from Mr Mitchell’s work to demonstrate how QuadBlogging works.

What do you think about QuadBlogging?

What other methods do you use to increase readership and get to know other global classes?

17 thoughts on “QuadBlogging

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  2. I think it’s a wonderfully simple idea that has helped new bloggers to make valuable connections. We’ve discovered classes we didn’t know before, and are commenting on blogs written by students of different ages to us, which I think is a great learning activity for my students.
    Our school is focus blog this week and my class are desperately checking the blog waiting for their comments. It’s pretty cool.

    • @ Pam, thanks again for alerting me to the idea!

      The different ages and abilities is something that is apparent for us too. Our students have just started Grade Two and have very limited literacy and I.T. skills whereas Mrs Yollis’ class and Mr Salsich’s classes are both halfway through grade three and are much more confident! They are great role models for our students as they just begin!

      Thanks for the comment,
      Kathleen

  3. Dear Mrs Morris,

    I love this whole concept of quad blogging.
    It is an awesome way of learning on four different levels.

    What I love about this concept is that it will be on going at all times. Not just getting one input but four.

    Gee Mrs Morris can I start school all over.
    Great work once again.

    AA.

    • @ AA,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I think Quad Blogging is a great idea too! It’s so simple but has so many benefits. It was hard only being able to do it with 3 other classes though. There are so many great blogs out there!

      I have been talking with Mrs Yollis and she is so grateful for your continued support with the blog. What a role model blogging parent you are! :)

      Kathleen

      • @ Mrs Morris,

        I need to thank you and Mrs Yollis for taking the time with me, helping me grow with the whole concept of blogging.

        For without you and Mrs Yollis support I more than likely would have stopped blogging.

        You and Mrs Yollis are truly wonderful role models to follow which in turn gives me the passion to follow and comment on blogs.

        Thank you Mrs Morris and Mrs Yollis.
        AA.

  4. The idea of quad blogging is fascinating. What a fabulous way to connect and learn from one another in a safe, controlled way. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to learning more about it and seeing it in action.
    Jamie

    • @ Jamie,

      Thanks for your comment and I hope you get involved in quad blogging in the future. It is a fun project!

      Kathleen

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  8. We are quadblogging and I have had a class blog for three years now. We love it! My students have an audience for their writing and their work is purposeful and engaging. We have a blog for publishing our writing, as well as a CAVB for our content area learning videos. I cannot imagine not blogging in school!

    • Hi Patricia, I totally agree with all that! Fabulous to hear. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.
      Kathleen

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