Having thought very little about teaching over the break, and not added any posts to the class blog, imagine how surprised I was to look at the statistics over Christmas week and see that Boxing Day was the day with the most hits!
Does this mean lots of my pupils (and other teachers) got new devices from Santa? I would guess so, but it is interesting (and to be honest, very pleasing) that they chose to look at the blog.
I know I spent some time 'randomly' browsing the web and I know that some of our pupils did too!
A few left comments and some accessed educational games. Some just checked their own work by clicking on their name down the sidebar and some past pupils wished us Happy New Year!
That is the power of the blog: a link between the home and school, engaging, a place to learn ('stealth learning' it has been called), share great work (writing but also videos, puppet shows and podcasts) and build self-esteem!
I look forward to continuing the blogging into 2014 - the next challenge is getting the children building their own sites!