Maximise Your Schools Online Potential

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This is a presentation for a webinar I did for Innovate My School on how to use online tools for teaching and learning.

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Maximise Your Schools Online Potential

  1. 1. HOWYOUR SCHOOL CAN MAXIMISE ITS ONLINE POTENTIAL Matt Britland
  2. 2. Matt Britland Director of ICT atThe Lady Eleanor Holles School ! Director of Realise Learning ! Twitter @mattbritland !
  3. 3. IT SUPPORT • Schools need to have cooperative IT team • Teaching and learning should drive technology in schools. • Be clear about what you want and how it will supportT/L • Tell IT support when the software needs to be installed or when a website needs to be unfiltered etc • Look at Internet control and content filtering solutions
  4. 4. WEB BROWSER • Make sure you are using an up to date web browsers • I always insist on Google Chrome • Many websites do not work well or are not 100% compatible with some browsers / older browsers • Use of cloud applications
  5. 5. SOCIAL MEDIA • Schools should embrace social media and not run away from it • It can be used for marketing as well as teaching and learning • Collaborative • Twitter accounts and Facebook groups • It is free • Embrace tools students are already using • Show students how to use social media productively and safely • Help students to understand the importance of online reputation
  6. 6. GOOGLE APPS / CLASSROOM • Google Apps are free for education • Cloud document creation and storage • Collaborative document editing • Blogger, sites, forms and more • Good to show student the advantages and disadvantages of using the cloud • Google Classroom coming in September.Tools for teacher such as setting work, collecting work, marking work online etc.
  7. 7. EDMODO • Fantastic feel tool for teachers and school • Create a paperless classroom • Create class groups, set work, collect work, mark work, keep track of progress, create quizzes, tests, online storage, synch with Google Apps and much more. • Edmodo App Store • Mobile apps available
  8. 8. WEBSITES / CLOUD APPLICATIONS • Blogging:Wordpress / Blogger • Padlet • Appshed • Code Avengers • SoundCloud / Audioboo • ThingLink • Pixlr • Socrative • YouTube • Screenr • Aurasma • Skype / Hangouts
  9. 9. THINGSTOTHINK ABOUT • Do some research, read blogs and other websites • Speak to other teachers; are tools being used in school that you don't know about? • Check for education discounts • Come up with a plan for implementing social media to put minds at rest and cover all bases • Experiment • Build relationships
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