Why don't you use Twitter?

Why don't you use Twitter?
Our aim was simple: to share a video we had shown in that day’s assembly; and it worked! The next day we had pupils telling us that they had shown the video to their parents. As these things tend to do, it grew. While conducting lesson observations, I tweet about the great practice I’m seeing; I get pupils bringing me their work and I tweet it under #purplepenwork so that parents and the wider community can also share in their children’s success; I tweet on school visits so that parents know their children are enjoying themselves (and more importantly, when the coach is going to be late back!) Read More...

Internet Safety

Internet Safety
Internet safety day is organised by UK Safer Internet Centre and was held on 10th February. The purpose of this awareness day was to promote safe and responsible internet use aimed at those unaware of the potential dangers, particularly the young. Read More...

22 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Teacher Should Know

22 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Teacher Should Know
Using keyboard shortcuts can increase your efficiency levels when using your computer whether you are browsing the internet or using Microsoft application etc. Many of us know and use some shortcuts already but were you aware of all 22?! Read More...

Technology in the Classroom: Keep Your Pupils' Focused

Technology in the Classroom: Keep Your Pupils' Focused
Technology has opened up a whole world of amazing resources for teachers and students to use in the classroom but it is all too easy for them to become a hindrance rather than a help! Follow our infographic to keep your students on task when they are learning with devices... Read More...

Ofsted and e-Safety: updates for September 2014

Ofsted and e-Safety: updates for September 2014
In July 2014 Ofsted published the updated version of their School Inspection Framework ready for use in September 2014. Ofsted have significantly reduced the number of guidance documents which they publish for inspectors, schools and other stakeholders. This has resulted in there now being just three guidance documents: The framework for school inspection; School inspection handbook and Inspecting safeguarding in maintained schools and academies. Read More...

Social Networking for Teachers – Practical Tips

Social Networking for Teachers – Practical Tips
There have been many articles written about social networking and teachers, varying from sensible advice to horror stories and scaremongering. In this blog post, Kent’s e-Safety Officer, will share some practical tips about using social media as a teacher safely. Read More...
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