A Social Networking Guide for Trainee Teachers

Student teachers are in that awkward stage of making the transition from being a student to being a teacher. And although they still may be students they need to start taking a teachers approach to social networking from the moment they set foot in a school. The Billericay SCITT students have already had their first week in a school and many other PGCE students are on their first school placements this week.

That means locking down their Facebook account, especially all those student photographs – and also being aware of who they can and can’t add as friends. Also be aware of what you’re saying on sites such as Twitter and how those comments can be construed. Your comments can be found by parents, students and teaching colleagues.

The Know IT All website from Childnet provides a good guide to social networking for trainee teachers and NQT’s. You can access the guide here.

Qualified teachers (and parents too) should also take a look at some of the resources on the site. There’s some useful stuff here.

Thanks to Jo Badge ( @jobadge) for the link via Twitter.

 

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Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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