Feedback

Being a conference about blogging, it’s only right and proper that the feedback for the conference should be via the conference blog. Please click on the Comments button below and add your view to the discussion:

  • What floated your boat?
  • What had you stifling yawns?
  • Did you find the content suitable for geeks only, or accessible to all?
  • What did we get right?
  • What could we improve?
  • Is there anything that you’d like more information about?

Don’t be shy…

 



  1. 11 Responses to “Feedback”

  2.   By schelene on Mar 25, 2011 | Reply

    Excellent conference today. i’m buzzing with ideas for taking our blogging to the next level. Especially found the blogthe news and quadblogging ideas really useful for reaching a wider audience for our blogs.
    Cover it live I see has massive potential in engaging the children in report writing, conferencing and loads of AfL potential.
    Would like to know more about teachers gaining google accreditation.
    Thank you to all the speakers- very passionate, witty and inspirational

  3.   By Ms Meethongsai on Mar 25, 2011 | Reply

    It all floated my boat!! Very inspiring speakers, with fantastic enthusiasm to inspire us to motivate the blogging.
    Personally I think you got it right! Not too little or too much information to take on board, just right.
    Loved the ‘Top Tips’, always good to share new information.
    Feel very fortunate to have been a part of today
    Thank you all
    🙂

  4.   By Alex on Mar 25, 2011 | Reply

    Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to all the speakers today it was really fantastic! Pitched just right to be inspirational, aspirational and feel achievable!

    We are just getting off the ground with it in Barlow Hall but would love some visits and comments on barlowhallblogs.net
    and its various offshoots!

    Quadblogging is a great idea and I would love to do some Chorlton ones to get us up and running with it!

    Thanks again, we have left with loads of ideas and bucketloads of enthusiasm to take back to school and drive the blogs forward!

  5.   By Mr Heap on Mar 25, 2011 | Reply

    Had a great day. Excellent to meet a few twitter folk in person. Some great inspiration for future ideas. 11 point action plan has been created and a renewed sense of the importance to take this whole school. Watch this space @ http://65h.plymouthgrove.net

    thanks to all for making it possible

    @dan_heap

  6.   By Alan Beedie on Mar 25, 2011 | Reply

    A good day with lots of food for thought. What worked well was keeping the focus on children and their learning. I particularly enjoyed the top tips, frequent references to useful resources on the web, and I wonder whether Bill Lord is available to talk to whole school staff after March 31st??

  7.   By y6highlawn on Mar 25, 2011 | Reply

    What floated my boat? Well, I feel like the character in ‘UP’ when he attached all the balloons to his house, floating away on new adventures – blogging are my ‘balloons’ and the house are my learners…EXTRA-ORDINARY times ahead! (Trying to be creative like Bill Lord…?)

    The day was truly inspirational, with the presentations captivating and definitely accessible to all (unless I have become a geek without realising it?). A big thanks to the presenters for being so enthusiastic and approachable, speaking with useful analogies that I could relate to and understand! Like Alan Beedie, I too would love to know who (or if all) are available to talk to staff about the truly amazing opportunities that blogging presents to teachers and children alike.
    Thanks again especially to John, who has helped to start me on this extra ordinary adventure (that book was just brilliant).
    CHERISE DUXBURY

  8.   By P Baron on Mar 26, 2011 | Reply

    Absolutly loved the conference yesterday, as a school who have not started yet, it was inspirational and highly motivating. As ‘Deputy Mitchell’ was, my mind is now buzzing with ideas, don’t think I will be communicating with many people for a few days!

    Thank you!

  9.   By Michelle Hill on Mar 27, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks for a truly inspiring day! I particularly liked how there was something for everyone – no matter where they are on the continuum that is their blogging journey.

    Really enjoyed listening to Bill’s clever, humorous and multi-faceted presentation – and liked how he shared his incredible knowledge at a variety of levels.

    Matt’s enthusiasm was infectious and it was great to have a window into real classroom blogging. What a humble guy Matt is!

    David was determined to downplay his part in the Heathfield success story, but I think we all realised that whilst he does indeed look serene, he puts maximum effort into making it all come together and work behind the scenes. What a treat it was to watch the Coveritlive session!

    Although slightly scary at the start of his presentation, Peter’s passion for blogging shone through and his whistle-stop tour of various blogs, projects and ideas was extremely useful and interesting.

    As for John … what a legend! Don’t think I need to say anything more.

  10.   By Sam Culshaw-Robinson on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks for a great day. I do have some previous knowledge about blogging at school, but as a Teaching Assistant am interessted in how to inspire other members of staff.

    The abookaday tip is an easy one for others to pick up on. In secondary school the format of the classes is different but I could see the possibility of using blogs for the projects the students complete in physics, biology and geography for example. We also discussed the possibility of using CoverItLive between the senior and junior school to the benefit of both parties. The idea of the senior school boys commenting on the junior school written work.

    I wasn’t aware of the map gadget on Google which I am sure we could use to great effect. I could do with more information about this. The Comment Press option would be good for the more in depth constructive criticism required for secondary school. I also loved the idea of the blogthenews tag and am going to follow your link to find out exactly how to do this.

    The day was inclusive and not geeky at all.

    @sammi1964

  11.   By Lisa Fleet on Mar 28, 2011 | Reply

    Where do I start? My head is still spinning with ideas and information!
    I am new to the whole world of blogging and am now so motivated to get started. My problem is though, listening to presentations like that, is that I want to do it all …….NOW!
    I loved the coveritlive but think I’d better start smaller! Bill was inspirational, so many ideas.
    And John…I am lurking behind the scenes on twitter, lurking, following up and learning!

  12.   By Jason Hughes on Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you for a very productive day. Having recently signed up to a Creative Blog (very excited about the design in progress!), I was interested in what ‘stuff’ I would be able to do with my class. The conference only served to cement my opinion that blogging is the way forward. From the moment Bill Lord took to the floor with his many humorous analogies, to John Sutton’s closing remarks, there was inspiration aplenty. It was good to meet many new people, and say hello to a few more familiar faces. So to John, Peter Ford, Bill Lord, David Mitchell and Matt Woods – thank you for your talent, time and wit, not to mention a warm welcome.

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