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Six Social Media In Education Myths

By David Smith | Published:
Working collaboratively - social learning - has been a part of education for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Today, with more and more learning going online, social learning is changing. Social networks and social media can now play a big part in education - however they are still approached with caution by teachers.

Therefore, we’ve looked at five of the biggest myths around social networks and social learning.

1. It’s a new phenomenon

As we’ve already said - social learning has been around for a very long time. The reason it may ‘feel’ new is because it’s changing: social networks have
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Safer Internet Day: Did You Attend Our Free Events?

By David Smith | Published:

Tuesday was Safer Internet Day - an occasion for schools to remember and remind pupils about how the Internet should be used, and warn of the dangers of going online.

 

Of course, e-safety should promoted within schools all year round, but it’s a good opportunity to be extra aware of what being safe online is all about. With this in mind, Webanywhere have been running a series of free e-safety events.

So far, we’ve visited Manchester, Swindon and East London, with Halifax tomorrow (Friday) - and finally Birmingham and Carlisle on 3rd March. Each event has been hosted by a local
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Anti-Bullying Week: What Are You Doing?

By Admin | Published:

Today is the start of National Anti-Bullying Week – and although if you’re a Learner Journey user you’ll be able to easily tackle and prevent bullying on a daily basis, this week does make the topic that little bit more front-of-mind for everyone.

Stopping as well as preventing bullying can be a difficult challenge for teachers, and these days it could be much easier for a bully to go un-detected, with mobile phone text messaging, social media and instant messaging all readily available to children to communicate with their peers.

However, with Learner Journey you’ll be able to protect victims of bullying

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Ensuring e-safety with Learner Journey

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Learner Journey can help schools meet the new Ofsted safeguarding criteria, providing a secure, private, moderated online space to showcase learning development and communicate safely with peers.

 

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Storing students work securely

Traditional student work portfolios are becoming cumbersome and out of date. The increasing use of the internet, and audio, video and image files in school work means that a paper record of achievement in now outmoded, unable to provide a true reflection of a students output, sources, or learning.

Whilst it is possible to store work online, most systems haven’t been developed for schools, and often can be assessed by anyone.

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