School is now out for all our pilot students. We’re not resting though! We’re now gearing up for the next stage of Rockhaq, which includes making some changes to our site to get it ready for schools all over the UK to start joining the community for September 2012. We also have at least one big surprise coming up that nobody expected, not even us 😉
Team Rockhaq were invited to our first event, the Nottinghamshire music education hub launch, hosted by Nottinghamshire County Council sports and arts department (thanks to Mark Done for the invite and for devising such a great event) and The Minster School in Southwell, Nottinghamshire on Wednesday 4 July.
Team Rockhaq will be at the Nottinghamshire Music Hub launch event at The Minster School in Southwell, Nottinghamshire to show all local schools, colleges, teachers and students why Rockhaq is such an innovative and important educational platform for UK music education.
Team Rockhaq would like to say that we made the Nottingham Evening Post newspaper and website today – thanks to everyone for all your efforts and hopefully this is just the first of many more news stories to come! Some of you South Nottingham College students will be pleased to see that your inspirational music teacher Ed Whiteley has made a well-deserved appearance in the piece!
To help students and teachers get to grips with the gaming, badges, points and rewards elements in Rockhaq, we’re posting an interview with one of our developers, Paul Gibbs. Paul is the brains behind a social gaming app we’re using called Achievements.
Boom! We’ve just done another full review of when our Rockhaq pilot students are logging in and a whopping 73% of you are now writing reviews on your blogs at home in your spare time. This is a 23% increase in four weeks and is pretty incredible stuff when most of you don’t need to be on here at all.
Soul goddess Nina Simone may have sung about the 22nd Century, but we’re still in the 21st century. And school rewards systems should involve more than stickers and badges, right? It may not be obvious at first glance, but rewarding students for their music reviews is one of the central features behind the Rockhaq school music journalism community.