April 29, 2013

Training / Workshop – Blogging

Blogs allow children to share their writing with the world – whether it is their classmates or a child in another continent. Our training shows you how to use free blogs to motivate your pupils, improve their writing, produce content safely for a global audience and provide guidance on how to work with other schools. Have a look at this short video from author Dr Patricia Fioriello on the benefits of blogging with children:

Our subsequent children’s workshops allow your pupils to produce engaging blog content, which can even be shared as an e-book or storybook app created during our app development workshop. Pupils could even create a presentation based on their writing as part of our Prezucation workshop.

What does the training involve?

All training can be tailored to your school’s specific needs. We have a number of standard packages for delivering our blogging training, which will typically take place over the course of a term:


Half-day / twilight (usually with ICT co-ordinator only)

  • Blog setup and design

Followed by…

Half-day / twilight (management / teaching staff)

  • Accessing and managing your class blog
  • Posting and sharing ideas on the blog
  • Producing content safely
  • Working with other schools
  • Sharing with parents

Pupil workshop:

Half / Full-day

  • Working with groups of pupils / whole classes to produce posts on the blog site, along with appropriate comments and safety guidance

Follow up:

Half-day / twilight (ICT co-ordinator only or management / teaching staff)

  • Evaluate usage so far
  • Overcome barriers to usage / problems
  • Further ideas for posts
  • Next steps

Who is the training for?

Typically management and teachers, although other staff members with an interest in improving writing standards or those likely to be involved in lessons, such as teaching assistants and governors, are welcome to attend.

How much does it cost?

The prices outlined below include an initial consultation with your school to ensure you’ll get the most from our training. Discounts are available for bookings of multiple training packages.

Full-day starter only: £450

Full-day starter and half-day pupil workshop: £700

Full-day starter and full-day pupil workshop: £850

Full-day starter and half-day follow up: £700

Full-day starter, half-day pupil workshop and half-day follow up: £900

Full-day starter, full-day pupil workshop and half-day follow up: £1100