Social Media in the Classroom

"With the rise of Web 2.0 social media has exploded on the internet. It permeates almost every aspect of your internet experience. The biggest question here is how can we utilize social media to enhance our online and offline lives? I have always been interested in how social media can help teachers and students achieve more value and enjoy a greater, more interactive learning experience. Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed are just a few of the…

"An iPod for each pupil … will help school to stay in touch"

"A pioneering school is staking a claim to make its pupils among the most technologically advanced in Britain. The oldest students at the Essa Academy in Bolton have each been issued with an iPod Touch. Next month all 900 children and their teachers will have one of the handheld computers, worth £149 each. A bespoke wi-fi system, with 130 access points around the school, means that children never lose connectivity. If teachers are pleased with…
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