We know some great people who work with schools and share their knowledge about with great passion and belief. Lesley Simm has recently been speaking at an SSAT speed learning event focusing upon using Blippit to make apps. Because she only had 3 minutes Lesley pulled together a bunch or resources for people to look at later here on her website.
She also created a ‘real time’ video of making an app about bluebells from beginning to end. (Total time @12 mins). As a Blippit Education Partner, Lesley is a safe pair of hands in the north west for anyone wanting CPD in this area.
We are running two events aimed at supporting school leaders thinking about or already venturing into using social media to engage with their local parent and business community. The main speaker at each event is a Lancashire Head Teacher who has been harnessing social media now for two years to great effect and she will be sharing with you some of the stories and lots of the thinking behind it all.
Bolton Science & Technology Centre
Book now for the 18th June 2013 Bolton Local Authority event below (pay online or request invoice)
Download the flier and speaker bio for Bolton Parental Engagement Social Media Event 2013
It’s always a thrill to put be able to collaborate with a new school and see them go ‘live’. A short while ago Ghyllside Primary School in Cumbria, who were already on Facebook, took the step to increase the scale of their engagement with parents.
Aside from the beautiful location and meetings with school in the snowiest of times it’s been a real pleasure to work with such a high energy school. The secret is as usual, communication, communication and a bit more communication!
It’s a bit of a distance from here to Cumbria but with time well used face-to-face plus email our green credentials remain pretty much intact I”m very pleased to say.
This article from St Andrew’s Lutheran College (JS) in Queensland is a post by Julia Boulton who’s role there takes in e-learning and innovation more broadly. Here’s Julia’s post which includes her initial views on the original Blippit App Maker.
We really like the Australian approach to ICT in the curriculum. The way that ICT is woven through in the online documentation as one of seven general capabilities running throughout subjects seems to work well. It’s much inspired by FutureLab’s Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum.