When I was training to be a teacher, social media was relatively new. Everybody was joining Facebook and many teachers were getting in trouble because of their inappropriate sharing. In my training, we were advised to keep everything private. “Your students will inevitably google you. Don’t give them anything to find!” Teacher training, 2007 How… Continue reading What will your students find when they google you?
Those of you who follow my blog will have probably noticed that I am in a routine of posting weekly, almost always on Sundays. I’ve pondered for a while whether I could realistically step this up to twice weekly. Blogging Buddies has just kicked off, so it seems like an ideal time to try! So, here’s my… Continue reading #ETCoaches Blogging Buddies
I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been exploring Delhi, Jaipur and Agra (‘The Golden Triangle’, India). I got to see once in a lifetime sights such as Amber Fort and the Taj Mahal. However, the highlights of the trip were actually not touristy – they were professional. I posted an update on social… Continue reading Are you a connected educator?
Tima Nisbet is a valued member of my PLN and an active member of our #pypbookstudy group. Originally from Canada, she is an experienced primary school teacher who currently teaches at an international school in Tanzania. With a background in humanities, a Masters in reading and literacy and a drama background, Tima brings enthusiasm and… Continue reading Guest post: An introduction to ‘Out of Eden Learn’ (by Tima Nisbet)
Those of you who follow my blog or know me professionally know that I love technology and that I’m a big believer in its ability to transform learning. You also know how much I love social media, for both personal and professional use. If I taught older students, I’d be very interested to explore its potential… Continue reading Social media: why thirteen?
When I encourage colleagues to use Twitter for daily inspiration, a common criticism of the platform is that the feed becomes very full! This is particularly problematic when you follow hundreds of people. With so many tweets on view, it can become trickier to find ones of value. The answer, for me, is Tweetdeck. What… Continue reading Tweetdeck for organised Twitter
As we begin the summer holidays, you might be thinking ahead to next year and pondering new things that you’d like to try. This infographic by @DougPete states ten reasons why starting a blog might be worth your consideration: I agree with all of these statements, especially the ones about reading, discovering and learning. Nobody benefits from my blog… Continue reading Ten tips for new teacher bloggers