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Teachers Guide to Social Media

7 September 2012

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I found this info graphic today and thought I’d share it with you as it is a good overview as to how social media can be embedded into classroom practice. What are your thoughts? From: OnlineColleges.net

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Managing Social Media within a School – Scheduling Updates using HootSuite

5 October 2011

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Well, I thought it was about time to get back on to the blog with a few choice updates. The first of which relates to Social media in schools. Like all good things, the use of media in schools requires an investment of time to pay any sort of dividends. How can schools maximise exposure […]

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10 Twitter neologisms

7 September 2011

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tweeple: users of Twitter, or a user’s followers (also “tweeps”) tweetup: a real world gathering of Twitter users (pre-Twitter term “meatspace”) twisticuffs: a verbal argument conducted via tweets twitterrhoea: overuse of social media tweet cred: social standing on Twitter twelete: removing a previously-published tweet twirting: philandering in 140 characters or fewer tweme: a popular idea […]

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Great article on 5 things to avoid when using Facebook

16 June 2011

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Interesting article published on the BBC News website today about things not to do on Facebook. Very topical in light of the other UK based Facebook news – a juror who contacted a defendant via Facebook and undermined a case who has been jailed for 8 months for contempt.

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Setting up an ‘official’ facebook page for your school

15 June 2011

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I’m hoping that you have already watched the first screencast that has given a guided tour of our Facebook presence as this one goes through the steps to set one up for your own school. Before we start there are a few things that you will need to do: Have talked this through thoroughly with […]

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Tour of a school Facebook page

15 June 2011

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I have been getting quote a few people asking me about our school Facebook presence so thought that I would out a series of 2 screencasts together. This episode explores the presence itself and gives an overview of what we have achieved to date. The next video will take a look at how you go […]

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Interesting read – Government setting lead for school use of Facebook

15 June 2011

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An interesting article on can be found on Merlin John Online, written by Tony Parkin that looks at the relevance of Facebook and other social media by schools in light of recent adoptions by government on the use of Facebook. This is certainly something I have been interested in exploring. At Costello Technology College we […]

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33 Ways to use Twitter in the classroom

11 February 2009

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Found this interesting resource today – twitter does have a place in education and learning.

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>Continual Reinforcement

4 February 2009

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Like any new developments they need to be revisited and reinforced. This week my SLT assemblies are focusing students as digital natives and how appropriate use of technology can supports students on their own, personalised learning journey to reach their academic potential. Needless to say we will be focusing on FROG and securing an understanding […]

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