Teaching pupils how to use social networking sites appropriately can present a challenge, especially for primary schools when the new Computing curriculum states that at Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught to: communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private. This is compounded by the fact that the minimum age for popular sites is usually 13. This is where your virtual learning environment can help. Moodle offers schools a safe alternative for introducing the concepts of social networking, modeling best practice and setting up teaching scenarios within a closed environment that provides a full log of everything that the pupil say and do. Continue reading
Snapchat is a new way to share moments with friends. Snap an ugly selfie or a video, add a caption, and send it to a friend (or maybe a few). They’ll receive it, laugh, and then the snap disappears.
While Snapchat may present some definite challenges they have a well written parents guide on the site
WELCOME TO A PLATFORM FOR GOOD
A Platform for Good is a project of the Family Online Safety Institute designed to help parents, teachers and teens to connect, share and do good online.
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Positive uses for social networking – one to read later
“Teachers have called for the time they spend teaching pupils to be capped at 20 hours a week – four hours a day.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) passed a motion on Tuesday demanding a new working week of 20 hours’ teaching time, up to 10 hours of lesson preparation and marking, and five hours of other duties, including time spent inputting data and at parents’ evenings.”
Now there is a challenge.