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Blapp Snapp

There are so many fantastic recommendations for apps and the application in the classroom that I’d thought I’d start something new.

Blapp Snapp! #blappsnapp

Basically it stands for Blogging about Apps and Snapping someone else’s App recommendation. What I’d like to happen is that people will sign up on this Google form to Blog about an App (Android or IOS) they’d recommend it and how they use (or think it could be used) in the classroom. Every week they’d be a different Blapp Snapp blog from someone who would try and better the last blog post. I would also put all posts on my site here (for easy reference) and hopefully it will start a movement to share all the amazing Apps that most people haven’t heard of.

Please sign up for a week or spread the word. I’ll put up the dates till April and if we get more people who want to sign up-I’ll extend it.

Just a couple of provisos-Blogs must be up either on the Sunday or Monday of the week you signed for. Also please only sign-up for 1 week. Also you have to link to last Blapp Snapp in your post-so we can establish a chain.

Please don’t worry if you haven’t got a blog-you can write it up and I will put it on here. Even if you can’t think of an educational value to an app but find it entertaining-you can still recommend it.

Well here’s hoping I get enough people signed up to get Blapp Snapp started.

Thanks again


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Struggling to get your students, class or educational establishment into blogging?

Have no fear-let’s blog the leap year! is the brain-child of blogging behemoth David Mitchell  (@deputymitchell) with the help of Peter Ford and John Sutton.

What better way to explain Blog the Leap Year than use the words from the website itself- is a global blogging project that will cross all age groups and continents. As soon as Feb 29th 2012 begins in Tonga, the will open up for posts for one day only. This blog will capture posts from all over our planet on this rare day until midnight in the Western Pacific. The result will not only be a celebration of technology, but a celebration of audience and purpose.

The aim is to allow any visitor on 29th Feb to post; these will be moderated on the day, as this will also be open to pupils in educational establishments across the globe.

Together, we will prove that blogging is safe and there really is POWER in the audience!

I’m encouraging all educators from around the globe, whatever age-group, to take up this challenge.You don’t need a blogging platform, a website or an account.

All you need is a keyboard and a connection to the internet. is a reason to write a blog, a willing audience to write for and a subject to write about.

This is a perfect opportunity to showcase why blogging is the future of writing in education.


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