Tag Archives: New Technologies


How can Social Media be used to enhance ‘Teaching & Learning’?

“Social Media in Education – Getting the Most Out Of Students” Many people have recently written about how social media have gradually taken over our everyday life.  Today, you cannot go very far without using some type of social medium … Continue reading


Comments from delegates at the recent ‘New Technologies’ workshops run in partnership with Education Resourcing:
“Very pleased with this training. Thank You”
“Thank you Sharon. This was a great session with quite a lot of information and new skills to explore.”
“I will aim to promote Twitter and Wiki as learning tools. Thank you for the web links too”
“With your wealth of knowledge and experience I hope we have a follow up lesson”
“Thank you Education Resourcing for this great opportunity. I was happy to meet up with fellow colleagues”
“Another high quality session with great relevance to my needs as a supply teacher”
“A follow up session would be very welcome in a couple of months so we can share questions, comments once we’ve had chance to “play” with the materials”
“Really enjoyed session – lots to think about and have a go at. Very useful”
“Hope you do another session to take us forward”
“Before I came to this presentation I thought that social networking sites were used for trivial reasons, but now I can see that they can be useful professionally”


Social Media Workshops

Thoughts about Social Media and how it can be used to as an effective CPD tool to promote staff development Continue reading

What’s your view on……..

Social Media Poll – what are your views?

Dropbox: an online storage facility where you can store ‘your stuff’ (i.e. lesson plans, teaching resources, etc) and instead of putting everything onto a USB stick to use at work – just log on to your dropbox account and ‘hey presto’ you can access all of your resources from any computer! How easy is that, not to mention pretty convenient (especially if like me you occasionally lose your USB!!). Here’s two videos which explain the benefits of Dropbox and how to get started….

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox… How does it work?

What makes a good blog?… at AnswerGarden.ch.

Using different websites to encourage participation in key topics is extremely important but how can it be done in such a way that people want to contribute? ANSWERGARDEN is one way where you “plant a question and let it grow”….

Answer Garden Question

Another great website which is easy to use is Wordle, where you can copy paste into a text box and it will create a word cloud for you which is a great starter or plenary activity if used to stimulate discussions. There’s also Tag Cloud and many others which I’ll show you over the next few weeks.

In true ‘Blue Peter’ style – here’s one I did earlier:

A 'Tweet' Cloud