As Dave Cain has already mentioned I had an opportunity today to do a short talk on eduBuzz to an inter-authority group working on developing A Curriculum for Excellence in Scottish Borders, Midlothian and East Lothian.
We’re already using an edubuzz blog as a place for sharing information between the 3 authorities involved in the project. The idea today was to give people a better idea of how easy these tools are to use, and to show some examples of how they’re being used to support the kind of collaborative network we need to build for ACfE development.
We looked at examples including:
- how easy it is to create a new WordPress blog at https://www.edubuzz.org/blogs
- how publishing to the web is now as easy as sending an email
- an example of a student’s blog showing what an interest-based project might look like
- thanks to Craig for “The Amazing… Craig’s Blog”
- an example of a busy blog-based school web site from Law Primary School
- a blog which supports an ACfE curriculum project, Active Learning Partnerships
- briefly, how an aggregator such as Bloglines can enable monitoring of a large number of blogs from one screen
Midlothian’s Innovation Centre was a good choice of venue and had fast, reliable internet access.
Please leave a comment if you’d like to get involved in helping build the ACfE inter-authority network, either by keeping a blog of a project in your authority, contributing to the existing site, or just finding out more about what’s possible.