Feb29th.net is the brain child of David Mitchell – Deputy Headteacher at Heathfield Primary School in Bolton in the NW of England. David has seen the impact of blogging first hand after increases in Level 5 writing scores jumped from 9% in 2009 to 60% in 2010 after the introduction of blogging. Each of the last two Year 6 classes to leave Heathfield Primary School have both left making on average, per child, 2 years progress in just 12 months in their writing. Read a great article about this in the Independent.
Feb29th.net has one aim only – To raise the profile of blogging to learners of all ages across the globe so that the power of a genuine audience can be experienced by as many people as possible.
So why is blogging so important to learners?
Blogging is all about the audience. Having a real global audience makes a huge difference to learners of any age. How many times must teachers say “Consider your audience!” expecting their pupils to do something extra special for them? Give a child access to a blog and their audience becomes real.
Feb29th.net is special because it is a stripped down version of bogging where people can post and leave an imprint in history with just one click. With help from the guys at CreativeBlogs.net this blog is here to capture posts from around the world on this extra day.
Don’t forget to post about your day but also please comment on someone else’s post, you’ll make their day!
Founder of Feb29th.net