Pause and take a moment – Before you tweet

Future Careers dashed because of a Tweet? 


On this blog there is a lot of reference to using online social media platforms such as twitter, blogs, educational websites and resources. Each of these websites allows for people to add and express opinions on these social media platforms – which is great!

However, sometimes it’s easy to forget  that these are public online social media platforms that can be accessed by anyone. 

Students have to abide to strict internet usage policies, and most schools have certain websites blocked in schools to ensure safety. However, outside of school what protects students from making a social faux pas mistake online for the whole world to see?

Students outside of schools may not realise the impact that their social media platforms will have on future opportunities. For example:

66 percent of recruiters reconsidered candidates because of spelling and grammar errors in their social profiles (U.S. Money Worldwide, June 15, 2015)

Though this may seem irrelevant to education it may make a good lessons on creating awareness of pause and think before using any social media platform which can be accessed.


Resources


12 things students should never do on social Media 

Social Media Mistakes 

Examples of Students being expelled

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Digital Classrooms – Ireland

With each passing day more and more of our lives are becoming more technology based.

However, instead of ignoring this – the Irish Education system is embracing this and preparing students for this modern global society by investing 210 million euros!

This will benefit Ireland and with the recent launch of the http://education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/Digital-Strategy-for-Schools-2015-2020.pdf – it’s clear to see that Ireland education system will only benefit from this huge investment.


For more information about the Digital Strategy for Schools please refer to the links below:

  1. http://education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/Digital-Strategy-for-Schools-2015-2020.pdf
  2. http://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/digital_strategy_for_schools.pdf
  3. http://education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2015-Press-Releases/PR15-10-07A.html
  4. http://www.schooldays.ie/education-news-item/210m-investment-in-digital-technology-for-schools-announced
  5. #digitalstrategy
  6. #digitalschools

On this Day

History Resources are abundant online. But how can you make students use history outside of the classroom?

One resource I’ve found that students seem to use even after leaving the history classroom is On this Day in History.

It’s a great little resource which can be looked up online and now is available in app form. Encourage students to download the app and use it. Even incorporate it into lessons to show how history is relevant.

http://www.on-this-day.com/