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Just look at the list to the left for school weblogs that have "recently updated." Each link is a school's living, breathing school blog, whereas this site is where I draw these schools together into a community and write about our business of selling school blogs and whatever takes my fancy. I am a blogger who blogs the school blogs :-) Blogging, hosting and building these sort of sites, since 1999.
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sound educational reasons for using blogs in the classroom. Their use as front of house communication, interaction and engagement, on a micro scale, draws regular readers from your off-line community into your on-line community. High traffic gets your message out quickly, efficiently and factually.
Because the teachers' Facebook profiles were not set to private, the images could be seen by anyone.
She included a letter which read: ‘If you are as appalled as I am by these images which these tramps post freely for the world to see, how safe are our children?
‘Answer, not very! Children might be seeing these images.
‘What does this tell you about this school and how it is being run?"
I love The Daily Mail LOL
Use another browser and check all your teachers and staff, and make sure the profiles are private. Even if you've been out pole dancing, or not.
Shut down all the privacy options. Do not respond to pupils, parents or colleagues' friends requests. Just allow your best, real world mates in as friends. And remember, even then, your status updates may come back to haunt you.
This is an email from some grandparents to the school. I'm quite sure there are many more parents and grandparents who feel the same but haven't bothered emailing.
This make my day.
I remember asking my children, "what did you do at school today?" Dismayed at the inevitable reply, "dunno." If only their school had a blog and I could see what happened and thus be able to talk about what happened at school.
I'm surprised at Facebook, such a big company doing it wrong. Here, if you were to delete a thumbnail via the Editors only: ==> Admin, we over-write the image with a 1 x 1 pixel white new image. Thus, crawlers, bots and everything else are also over-written. It's as secure as it gets.
Oh, dear. My blog is fast becoming Red Steve's Rant. Still, it ain't right! Up the proletariat!
Why is class still such a factor in education? It's a pet peeve on mine. Tsk!
BBC News - Technology in schools: Is the clock being turned back?: "Mr Prince takes a similar view. He fears that without government support for ICT it will be like the 1970s when pupils only did science in primary school if their teacher happened to be a science enthusiast. "
BBC News: "Like many other government departments, education in England is facing a 25% cut over four years. Although the chancellor has raised hopes that it might be spared the full hit, there are no guarantees and any special treatment will be dependent on other areas taking bigger cuts"
Here it comes! Buckle up, scrimp and save. Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland... This means you too.
BBC News: "Education spending in England could be cut by as much as 25% over the next four years, the Chancellor has said.
Teachers and lecturers also face a two-year pay freeze from 2011.
Christine Blower of the National Union of Teachers said the Budget showed that public services would "bear the brunt of the brutal cost cutting".
The ATL teachers' union warned that "this level of funding reduction will inevitably include fairly savage staffing cuts". "
ICT is a big spender, we're going to have to make do and mend. But, that's one of the beauties of ICT, things get cheaper, there's always cheaper products, clamouring to fill the gap.
Boys' kits are even more expensive -- an average £155. Parents also have to spend more than £200 on the rest of a child's school uniform."
Glad BECTA is going. They screwed up with the learning platforms. Lots of money wasted. Lots of teachers digging holes for themselves. Not many children getting better marks as a result. And systems that will be 'de-lifed.'
"Again this site is invaluable. Thank you for all the information."
The above image is the webslice, a button on the toolbar that expands to this window. There are two other items, one is a search box item to push searches through one of two sets of sites. The last one is a few bookmarks in your favourites which do much the same thing as the webslice.
The whole browser is available for download. Those who do not want the whole browser because they already have IE8 installed can simply grab one or more of the following CEOP tools for IE8:Nothing to stop children going where they should not, nor searching for what they should not. As arstechnica says, this isn't going to stop dangers, but it could help if children get into trouble, it's similar to the button to CEOP I've placed on all our sites.
This should be made plain to parents: you still have to keep an eye over their shoulder, keep asking who they are talking to, keep drumming in that they should be careful.
"A generation of state-educated athletes should have been created for the London Olympics.
But a third of British medal hopefuls competing in 2012 will have gone to private schools, it emerged yesterday.
This is despite Government spending of more than £2billion on state physical education and the fact that fee-paying schools educate only 7 per cent of the population. "
Last year, a headmaster was so sick of parents wearing pyjamas as they bought their kids to school, he sent home a note about it with pupils.And in South Wales. The streets of Liverpool. All over the world. At anytime, even lunchtime. At festivals.
The Belfast headmaster was fed up of seeing up to 50 pyjama-wearing women leaving children off at school.
Rankings compiled on 12/1/10; 11:49:16 PM.
|1.||Woodside Primary School||4,804||27||4,777||1,160|
|3.||Waterloo Primary School||1,792||6||1,786||14|
|4.||Websites for Schools||1,712||508||1,204||45|
|5.||Beatrix Potter School, Magdalen Road, London||1,625||56||1,569||0|
|7.||Ysgol Craig y Don||1,058||372||686||106|
I wonder if this has something to do with the snow? Heh heh! Of course it has. And Woodside is doing the best snow reports ever! Involving the parents in making reports of local conditions is just pure, perfect, prize winning genius.
The more people go onto the ice, the more unstable it becomes, he said. "I think parents have got a big part to play. They need to really stress to their children, when they go out, not to go onto the ice."
2) Skype: Why force students to yawn over a textbook when a real-life native speaker is only a Skype call away?...
Perhaps the greatest benefit of using Skype is the radical increase in motivation. A whopping 85.3% of Janet’s students kept in touch with their digital pen-pals outside of the classroom through Facebook. “In the end, the best part of this exchange was gaining a friend who I still today talk with on Facebook” said one student.
This has more to do with secondary and further ed, but I think Skype could also be very useful for primary schools too.
Hi Steve,Just wanted to compliment you and your set up. It has been an absolute lifeline during the last week and parents have really engaged with it. Looking at the hourly hits rate it is obvious how effective the site has been.The other advantage is that it has cut down immensely on the number of telephone calls!It has worked BRILLIANTLY!!ThanksIan
Certainly, it's a good idea to state specific times when you are going to update, be it early in the morning or late at night and stick to them. Mindful that parents need to know as early as possible if the school is to be open or closed... They have to make arrangements to go to work themselves, or not.
"So I guess a lot of people are in some doubt as to what the difference is between England, Great Britain, the British Isles and the United Kingdom. Here I present a handy-dandy Venn diagram to explain this."
In the 11 November 2009 issue of New Scientist: the mini ice age took hold of Europe in months: "or a year at most." Because of a shut down of the gulf stream(s)
Could it happen again?
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Busy day! I guess there's a lot of parents reloading and re reloading their school's website, hoping that the situation is changed and they can finally, go back to work. :-)
Good to see Woodside get lots of traffic. With their request that parents tell them the situation on the ground, they get a lot of buy-in to the decision to open/close.
Rankings compiled on 7/1/10; 11:49:17 PM.
"But it is essential all businesses are confident they are dealing with a legitimate firm before parting with their money." "
Still think schools should be knuckling down governors to monetize their social networks.