Click here to visit an Education Scotland blog that explores the way that hand held devices are being used in schools across Scotland.
More than 100 teachers from across Europe participated in the SMILE (Social Media in Learning and Education) programme, exploring the challenges and opportunities involved when using social media in education.
The outcomes of the project have been published in a digital handbook. The handbook contains materials and resources along with many valuable reflections and suggestions on some critical aspects of the use of social media in schools.
The handbook will help you to make effective use of social media in your classroom as w ell as helping you to make best use of them for your own professional development.
Looking for some music to add to a video or a presentation? There are a number of websites that offer copyright free music. Click here to view a list of websites.
What do you want pupils to do with technology? Do your answers concentrate on the learning or on the technology? Click here to see if your views match those of the author of the Edudemic blog.
Click here to read about some suggested resources that you can use to help flip your classroom.
100 science resources for the Flipped Classroom.
Duolingo is an on-line modern language resource offering courses in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian.
Click here to vist the website.
Some teachers are apprehensive about using social media to communicate with parents, pupils and fellow teachers. This stems from some horror stories, where teachers have been irresponsible in their use of social media. Here the problem is with the person using the resource rather than the resource itself. The GTCS has produced guidance for teachers on the use of social media.
Many teachers throughout the world are making excellent use of social media to develop their professional skills as well as improve communication with pupils and parents. Click here to read an article that may help you to reflect on your own use of social media.
Does the iPad foster or hinder creativity? Is it a comprehensive tool or just a mere distraction? Do we use the iPad just because it makes our classroom look cool? Are we missing the forest for the trees here? So many questions!
Click here to read one teacher’s thoughts on the use of the iPad in classrooms.