Hello World…

Welcome to Barton Hill Academy’s training blog. Today, staff at Barton Hill Academy in Torquay are being taught how to use blogging and Web2.0 Tools to engage and inspire writers across their school. For many of the staff today, this will be the first time they have seen this form of technology. Today is about using and experimenting with this technology. If you are reading this from outside of the Barton Hill Community, please spare a moment to leave a quick comment telling the staff who and where you are. This will give the staff a flavour of what it feels like to have a wider audience and any comment, although needing to be approved first, will be shared with the staff.

  1. #1 by Paul Sharpe on April 13, 2015 - 9:43 am

    Good morning, Barton Hill
    Checking in from Wigan. Hope you enjoy your training today and find some great opportunities for writers in your school.


  2. #2 by Mr Curtis on April 13, 2015 - 9:43 am

    Good luck on your blogging adventure, It is a simple but brilliant thing to get involved with.
    Mr Curtis

  3. #3 by catwoman on April 13, 2015 - 9:45 am

    This is fantastic! I am hooked! 😉

  4. #4 by Ian Rockey on April 13, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Morning all. A great way to start the term with a blogging INSET. I know it will inspire you as much as it has me and our children LOVE using it as a way of developing their writing skills. We have seen real progress in our writing with our use of blogging since we started. Good luck! By the way, love Torquay – been there many times. English Riviera all the way…

    Ian Rockey
    Head teacher

  5. #5 by Ria Drabble on April 13, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Hi all in Torquay!

    I’m Ria, a y5/6 teacher from Oldham in Greater Manchester! Still on holiday, but I hope you’re having a great day!

  6. #6 by Chris Beazeley on April 13, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Hi, Mr M and Barton Hill.
    Mr Beazeley in touch from Chelmsford, Essex. My previous both have blogs and could learn more about how to connect them more with the wider world.
    Have fun!

  7. #7 by Chris Beazeley on April 13, 2015 - 9:48 am

    Previous schools, that should have said.

  8. #8 by woodywoodpecker on April 13, 2015 - 9:48 am

    Learning so much about blogging today! Feeling very inspired!

    • #9 by catwoman on April 13, 2015 - 9:50 am

      This could be quite tricky

  9. #10 by Paul Quinn on April 13, 2015 - 9:57 am

    I’m still on holiday on the Isle of Wight posting from my iPhone with a very weak 3G signal. Hello to you all from @mrqict

    • #11 by teacher3 on April 13, 2015 - 10:01 am

      We are very jealous!

  10. #12 by Simon Feasey on April 13, 2015 - 10:19 am

    Hello Barton Hill Academy! Bader Primary School – North East England
    Embrace the whole blogging concept and it can take you and your pupils wherever you want it to. Be creative and adventurous. I am visiting a school in South Wales on Wednesday – the first meeting of a network of schools that we have created spanning England, Scotland & Wales, initiated by a sharing of blogs kept by schools taking the same journey – in our case John Hattie’s Visible Learning concept. Great for connecting and collaborating with fellow professionals world-wide. Simon Feasey (HT Bader)

  11. #13 by kieron on April 13, 2015 - 11:06 am

    Hi there Barton Hill,
    Have fun with your blogs, it’s a great way to achieve loads of excellent learning.

    Still on holiday here, got another week to go. So just chilling on the shores of the largest lake in Asia. Have two poorly kids sleeping the afternoon away, so I’m catching up with my social media.

    Have fun!

    • #14 by mitchell on April 13, 2015 - 11:44 am

      Where abouts are you Kieron?

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