Since its conception more and more teachers from across the globe have used Quadblogging to gain a genuine audience for their learners. Whether you are a Nursery teacher in Nigeria or an University Lecturer in Uruguay, Quadblogging will Quad you and your learners up with three other classes matching your preferences selected in the sign up process. As a group of four, each week, a different class will be the focus class allowing the other three classes to visit and comment on the focus class blog. Over a cycle of 4 weeks, each class has their week as the focus class.
Each Quad gets to decide how many cycles are completed and when you have completed the cycles, you simply come back and register for a new Quad. Quadblogging will now be a fluid project with no set timings aiming to give each participant a more flexible experience. To learn more about Quadblogging, please visit the old site QuadBlogging.net to browse through the information available.
Twitter remains one of the most powerful platforms for sharing and conversation. This translates well to education, as it allows said sharing and conversation to be done on very flexible terms. You can lurk or get involved, share or curate, RT or @ respond. And if you follow enough quality accounts, you can likely get more resources and thinking in 15 minutes than you can use all year. With #hashtag searches and filtering, even twitter chats can be done asynchronously! But in lieu of all the guides, tips, strategies, and frameworks for twitter, some of you may still be looking to up your twitter game.
Which is where the following Dr. Seuss-inspired guide by Hootsuite makes sense. In the mesmerizing cadence of the literary classic, the guide explains how twitter works, how not to use hashtags, and offers a handful of best practices. In spite of its tone, it isn’t written precisely for educators or students, so it’s not something you can just hand to students. But it is Dr. Seuss, and we’re a sucker for his pleasing rhyme and colorful, nightmarish landscapes.