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An Outstanding Internet Safety Cheat Sheet. A Teacher's Guide to Social Media. Ten ways schools are using social media effectively. Readers discuss how they use social networking in their schools, list helpful resources By Meris Stansbury, Online Editor Read more by Meris Stansbury October 21st, 2011 Many "families ‘like’ our Facebook page.

Ten ways schools are using social media effectively

This gives us a great tool to communicate quickly with a good portion of our parents," said one reader. Smart phones might be getting the green light in more schools around the country, but social networking is still getting the yellow in many schools: Parents are worried about bullying, teacher-student online relationships are questioned, and school security can be compromised all too easily, some critics fear. To understand how social media, an almost integral part of our current culture, can benefit K-12 schools and districts, we asked eSchool News readers: “Name one way you use social networking in your school/district. How have social media enhanced your own district, school, or classroom environment? 10. The Mobile Native: 5 Can’t Miss Mobile Learning Resources. A Day in the Life of an iPad Student. 7.00 am: Woken by fancy chime and skyscraper illumination on iPad.

A Day in the Life of an iPad Student

Switch off and go back to sleep. 7.15 am: Woken by beeping Angry Bird effect and grudgingly get up for school. Head down to breakfast to find Dad has somehow got hold of the iPad and is catching up on ‘that Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar arguing about grammar again’? 7.45 am: Mum waves goodbye as Dad brings iPad charger out ‘just in case the battery runs low’.

It is charged overnight but Dad’s laptop is always running out of power. 7.55 am: Find seat on bus and use famous ‘inside PE shirt, inside bag’ technique to play Temple Run on iPad. 8.25 am: Arrive at school and remind friends that the ‘iPad lost it’ excuse doesn’t work. 8.45 am: Registration and while we are answering our names the ‘iPad teacher‘ comes in to remind us about sharing folders in Dropbox and how to use the Edmodo conversation wall. 9.05 am: First lesson and we have to do a quiz straight away. One iPad in the classroom tips - presentation from TeachMeet Woodham #woodtm. Digital Education latest edition! Coding at School. Panther - based on Scratch - Home. How to get into IT. The growth of mobile technology is driving demand for IT professionals.

How to get into IT

Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP The IT sector employs among the highest number of graduates of any sector. It is popular because graduates can work for an IT company or in an IT role at any firm in any industry. It's also an attractive career choice because it allows for flexible working arrangements, regular on-the-job training, and the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge across a range of sectors. Graduate roles in IT include technical ones such as programming, technical support, web development and software engineering, while business roles also exist.

Getting in Theresa McHenry, UK HR director, Microsoft We take about 30 to 40 graduates a year on our training scheme, and also about 100 interns who form a pipeline into the graduate scheme. The scheme isn't rotational. Classroom resources to support year 5 & 6 coders. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and Web 2 Tools by pip cleaves on Prezi. Above all: Be cool. Guardian Professional. The beauty of programming is that it does not matter how old you are (well, under seven is possibly a bit optimistic) you can learn using exactly the same, mostly free, resources to be found on the internet.

Guardian Professional

You can learn basic programming easily within a year and then you can choose to hone and refine whichever aspects of coding most excite you. Done! It's not hard. For the purposes of this post I have referred to resources aimed primarily at younger people - but they are all useful for the beginner. Two of the most common questions are: 1. 2. The answer to question one is easy: any/all.

The answer to two is also easy: there are many and I will list some here. Please note, I am deliberately not going to recommend one language over another, nor opine the benefits/pitfalls of each - find out which one suits you and start there. If you don't have an hour or so free right now, then come back to it, but watch the ten ish minutes from this point in the video. Code Year.

Sandfields Comprehensive School, Free Flash Resources for Teachers. Learn How To Write Computer Program with SmallBasic. Somebody at Microsoft is doing things right in my humble opinion.

Learn How To Write Computer Program with SmallBasic

What they’ve done with Small Basic is reintroduce hand-coding software, but with just a little less help than drag-and-drop or WYSIWYG interface. Let’s take a look at at it shall we? Take a look at the interface. Doesn’t look like much more than a prettified Notepad, does it? Well, in many ways that’s what it is. Now, in my defence, I haven’t written a Basic program since college. I went to the Program Menu from my Start Button and looked under the directory for Small Basic. As all good introductions to programming guides should, the ISB started me off with a “Hello World” program. TextWindow.WriteLine("Hello World") I started typing…T..e…x…what?

Yacapaca! - Home. Learntotype. *Recently Added. Teach ICT - Tons of Free Teaching Materials and ICT Revision. Home. EduDemic. Social media: using popular sites to enrich educational experiences.

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