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.
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 *
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?