The snipping tool is an excellent way to cut out or cut around digital images so you can use them in imaginative teaching ways. You could cut out one section of a photo for example or cut out a Source for Geography, History or English. It is very easy to do and is free on your PC's
Facebook can be used as a fantastic tool for updating friends and family with how you’re getting on in life, that is when you’re not being distracted by another cute cat video! It’s easy to end up adding a lot of personal information to your Facebook profile, most of which you may not want to be accessible by anybody who isn’t your immediate friend or family member. This is especially important to anyone working in education, as you probably don’t want your latest holiday photos to be stumbled upon by your students!
Even if you’re careful about what you post online, you may not be aware that some older posts that you’ve been tagged in could possibly still be accessed by strangers. There’s a privacy setting on Facebook called ‘Friends of Friends’ that a lot of people are unknowingly using, which means that all of your photos can be accessed by anyone who is friends with one of your Facebook friends - that means that if you’re friends on Facebook with your son or daughter, all of their friends might still be able to access your profile!
Read on to find out what your profile looks like to strangers at the moment, how you can ensure the what you post in the future is kept private, as well as how to make sure any of your previous posts are strictly only viewable by your specific friends!
Here at TeacherTec we love to share experiences from staff who are using Technology in their classrooms. This week we caught up with Maria McConville to see how she has been using Google Classroom in her teaching, what issues she's encountered so far and what advice she would give to someone starting for the first time!
Many thanks to Maria for catching up with us this week!
Take a second to think about how many pages you print or photocopy in just one week for your classes. Then think about how many pages of homework you collect in from your students each week. Multiply that by 39 weeks - that's a lot of paper!
Lately, a new crop of apps have emerged such as Showbie and Google Classroom that boast a number of benefits to embracing a 'Paperless Classroom'. Here are our Top 3 advantages to joining the revolution!
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