#BETTChat archive 25th October 2011

(All these tweets took place between 4pm and 5pm (BST) on Tuesday 25th October 2011)

@BETT_show BETT

Hello everyone for this week’s #BETTChat! This week’s topic is social media – what place does it have in schools? Any ideas to kick us off?

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat Last week I mentioned a school that uses Twitter for children to communicate with parents when on trips. Identified by initials

@CatmoseLibrary Beth Smith

@CatmoseCollege we have embedded #socialmedia into our curriculum. Very motivating for students. We use @_Radiowaves @bett_show #BETTChat

@johnbC4 John Brennan

@BETT_show #BETTChat – at Concept4 we develop social media strategies for schools & colleges to help them communicate and market.

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

#BETTChat Great choice of topic this week. Social media is great for schools looking to work together and share tips. It’s easy and free

@tweetlpplus LP+

@CatmoseLibrary @CatmoseCollege @_Radiowaves @bett_show that’s interesting. Is there a way to monitor it though? #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat geat topic this week, Schools need to reflect the world outside of school, @JulietteHeppell chats about this tomorrow BETTRadio

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat do we mean monitor or moderate, are they the same?

@Groupcall Groupcall

Possible backlash against #socialmedia in the classroom may be security concerns, management of this communication is important #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

@EspressoEd There’s a #BETTChat in progress until 5pm we’re chatting about Social Media in Schools perfect subject this week timing is right

@innerquest Tim McShane

@russellprue #BETTChat monitor, moderate, teach, facilitate, tutor – gradations of self-directed learning & social interaction – hierarchy?

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat do schools use ‘school friendly’ Social Media or ones the kids use like Facebook? Not easy to monitor but they’re on it anyway

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

Monitoring and measuring is easy, moderating is a bit harder. RT @russellprue: #BETTChat do we mean monitor or moderate, are they the same?

@cliffmanning cliff manning

All content on Radiowaves can be moderated by teacher first, they can set privacy for their site &we have central moderation team #bettchat

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

@BETT_show Social Media plays a role. Eg #100wc on Twitter helps literacy & students benefit from feedback from many diff sources #BETTChat

@cliffmanning cliff manning

We have also worked with @DigitalME_Safe to develop safe social network certificate for primaries can apply across any platform #bettchat

@cliffmanning cliff manning

http://www.safesocialnetworking.org for more info on the DigitalMe safe programme supported by Nominet #bettchat

@CatmoseLibrary Beth Smith

Students enjoy working in real time and getting instant feedback. Social media helps with reading & literacy skills #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

A great lively Social Media discussion on #BETTChat right now, so pleased next BETT Radio show is coming from Facebook offices

@ictregister ICT Register

RT @cliffmanning: http://safesocialnetworking.org for more info on the DigitalMe safe programme supported by Nominet #bettchat

@tonyparkin Tony Parkin

RT @cliffmanning: http://safesocialnetworking.org for more info on the DigitalMe safe programme supported by Nominet #bettchat

@EspressoEd Espresso Education

We have a social media page for teachers and offer freebies and sneak previews, but interested to know how schools are using them #BETTChat

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

@pazzy_21 @russellprue Kids are pretty good at moderating/monitoring for themselves. They know what’s right and appopriate, or not #BETTChat

@SueMurrayMango Sue Murray

#BETTChat I saw a great example of a school setting up a Henry VIII Twitter page for pupils to role play & talk about issues at that time

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

Great resource RT@cliffmanning: http://safesocialnetworking.org for more info on the DigitalMe safe programme supported by Nominet #bettchat

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

@CapitaSIMS @russellprue absolutely, provided the right guidance is given #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

@CapitaSIMS @pazzy_21 #BETTChat couldn’t agree more, so what’s all the fuss about? Why are most educators scared of Social Media

@simcloughlin Simon

@russellprue Are they afraid of the unknown? Lack of self-confidence in using it? #BETTChat

@cliffmanning cliff manning

Schools should reflect and include social media – but the “all schools should use facebook/youtube” idea is a bit too broad #bettchat

@wiredteachers Wired Teachers

An amazing discussion live right now using the #BETTChat tag get involved this is great stuff for educators not just exhibitors

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

@russellprue @CapitaSIMS @pazzy_21 #BETTChat -> schools can be unwilling to take a chance on something new unless they can see the benefits

@guroofs Guroo Func Skills

#BETTChat We added a teacher/student messaging service into our resources – appears to be used more than we expected

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

@russellprue @CapitaSIMS @pazzy_21 #BETTChat >I work with schools using Social Media to improve t&l; staff are amazing&engaged which is fab

@CatmoseLibrary Beth Smith

Benefits of social media? We have written a case study that I can forward to anyone interested #BETTChat

@Groupcall Groupcall

RT @wiredteachers: An amazing discussion live right now using the #BETTChat tag get involved this is great stuff for educators not just exhibitors

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

#bettchat -> I would say that Twitter is better than facebook. Follow @sccenglish to see how they share resources (eg Shakespeare in Wordle)

@CoralChatter Roy Leighton

#BETTChat how do you get past local authority and school firewalls that put ‘security’ at a higher level of accessibility? Genuine concern.

@cliffmanning cliff manning

I think twitter for CPD is excellent – see Ewan McIntosh’s recent report with Pearson’s http://www.pearsoncpl.com/2011/10/tweeting-for-teachers-how-can-social-media-support-teacher-professional-development/ #bettchat

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

@CatmoseLibrary #BETTChat I would definitely be interested in reading it ;o)

@smartlearning Smart Learning

Our Y7 ICT Skills Pack introduces students to e-safety so that they can keep engaging with social media: http://tinyurl.com/6j9rs8e #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat Circumvent security ask a YR7 pupil, most have phones anyway “without any filtering”

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

Are schools concerned what parents think of encouraging SocM? Do many schools ban teachers from FB? My teacher friends are on it #BETTChat

@tweetlpplus LP+

Training and guidance on good practice early on can go a long way with #socialmedia in schools #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat that’s an interesting question @CapitaSIMS Are there parents in the chat today with a specific view on this?

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

@russellprue @CapitaSIMS @johnbC4 Anything ‘new’ creates fear, i think things will be different when confidence increases #BETTChat

@cliffmanning cliff manning

How are primary schools using social media with pupils? – is it the teacher posting a blog – that limits the learning I think #bettchat

@contactgroup Contact Group

Schools should communicate with parents through as many ways as possible, social media is changing the way this can happen #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat Best eg I can think of is @DeputyMitchell and his QuadBlogging activity

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

@cliffmanning #bettchat -> Totally agree with Twitter for CPD &actively encourage it in the schools I work in. Best value for money 4 schs

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat Lord Richard Allan from Facebook is my guest in Nov on BETT Radio, more questions please & any points you’d have me raise

@johnbC4 John Brennan

@contactgroup #BETTchat – +1 to that! To be heard speak to people in the way they want to be spoken too. Just look at FB user stats!

@Groupcall Groupcall

Great question @coralchatter we how do we share through these firewalls? #BETTChat

@haveringict Havering ICT

#BETTChat We have a number of schools in @haveringict who are embracing Twitter and Facebook as a way to engage with parents/carers. Here’s one http://bit.ly/rqtEoN

@davesmithict Dave Smith

#BETTChat We have a number of schools in @haveringict who are embracing Twitter and Facebook as a way to engage with parents/carers. Here’s one http://bit.ly/rqtEoN

@contactgroup Contact Group

Having as many lines of communication as possible is vital. Many schools recognise this and use SMS, Twitter feeds, Facebook etc #BETTChat

@ParentMail ParentMail

Did you see post by Dan Roberts? https://bettshow.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/facebook-is-good-facebook-is-bad-%e2%80%93-should-facebook-be-banned-in-schools/ @chickensaltash interesting social media comment and some useful links #BETTChat

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

I believe that Social Media should be used as one of the many tools a school uses to engage with it’s community. #BETTChat

@contactgroup Contact Group

@johnbC4 Agreed. Schools’ methods of communication must reflect needs of parents that are familiar with technology and social media #BETTChat

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

@CatmoseLibrary @ianaddison I second! Ian’s pupils are so engaging and other schools could learn a lot #BETTChat

@ianaddison Ian Addison

@CatmoseLibrary if we were doing it well enough, they’d already know 😉 #bettchat

@haveringict Havering ICT

#BETTchat We have also developed new curriculum resources that have social media at their heart http://bit.ly/edo9KJ

@davesmithict Dave Smith

#BETTchat We have also developed new curriculum resources that have social media at their heart http://bit.ly/edo9KJ

@cliffmanning cliff manning

twitter has helped us connect and listen to more teachers too helps create better community and for us to learn much more #bettchat

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

@Gromfrog Hi. Thought you might be interested in joining in on #BETTChat about social media in schools. It’s on now

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

@contactgroup #BETTChat If the school doesn’t take ownership of their name on fb or Twitter someone will which they won’t be able to control

@raff31 Peter Rafferty

RT @PhoenixSher: I believe that Social Media should be used as one of the many tools a school uses to engage with its community. #BETTChat

@CoralChatter Roy Leighton

to all hooking into the Cumbria conference 17/18 Nov http://cumbria.wearecoral.com/ please look at #BETTChat to see what can be achieved via twitter

@VisualiserForum Visualiser Forum

Get involved with #BETTchat now with @russellprue in the hotseat

@haveringict Havering ICT

Get involved with #BETTchat now with @russellprue in the hotseat

@davesmithict Dave Smith

Get involved with #BETTchat now with @russellprue in the hotseat

@contactgroup Contact Group

@cliffmanning Agreed. Feedback to instant messaging on our website has been v positive. People like instant nature of social media. #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat Social Media clearly on the agenda for BETT2012, exhibitors get in touch to be on next Show discussing social media http://www.bettshow.com/bett/website/Default.aspx?refer=41&id1=sub1Lnk17&id=mainLnk4

@cliffmanning cliff manning

Have to go but nice to chat – for more info on Radiowaves or safe let me know – also like to hear more about your own things #bettchat

@SingUpTweets Sing Up

GR8 #BETTchat happening now re:social media – what place does it have in schools?

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

Really good point RT @PhoenixSher: @contactgroup #BETTChat If the school doesn’t take ownership of their name on fb someone else will

@russellprue Russell Prue

Best #BETTChat ever today, lively, informative & frank exchange of views, I’m getting so much from you all, thanks #BETT_Show

@acrw Andrew C R Westoby

Contribute to #BETTchat buzzing now with all things Social Media -> facilitated by @russellprue

@haveringict Havering ICT

#BETTchat Please come along to #C84C Havering 171111 – hear people discussing social media @russellprue is MC too! http://bit.ly/pwbkFf

@davesmithict Dave Smith

#BETTchat Please come along to #C84C Havering 171111 – hear people discussing social media @russellprue is MC too! http://bit.ly/pwbkFf

@davesmithict Dave Smith

@pazzy_21 makes a good point – encourage schools to grab their FB name asap and promote positive reasons to use it. #BETTchat

@haveringict Havering ICT

Does anyone have ’10 good ways to use Twitter/Facebook to engage with parents’ or the like? #BETTchat If not can we create it online now?

@davesmithict Dave Smith

Does anyone have ’10 good ways to use Twitter/Facebook to engage with parents’ or the like? #BETTchat If not can we create it online now?

@acrw Andrew C R Westoby

#BETTchat picking up on earlier mention of @DeputyMitchell great shot of @TheHeadsOffice live Skype http://twitter.com/#!/DeputyMitchell/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Fyfrog.com%2Fhsl1cevj @russellprue

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

Enjoyed the Social Media discussion and look forward to sharing thoughts & ideas at the next #BETTChat soon. 😮

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat glad it turned out to be such an interesting topic. I tried to involve a real live student but he’s being quiet!

@pazzy_21Vicki Louise Cole

@haveringict excellent idea. Idea one: use case studies of other successful schools using FB/Twitter to encourage uptake #BETTChat

@Groupcall Groupcall

Agreed! @davesmithict Will provide a great way to communicate with schools #BETTChat

@BryanPlumb Bryan Plumb

@haveringict 2 teacher created guides @bee_it – using Twitter / Facebook in the classroom… http://ow.ly/78pxN #BETTChat

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat. Sounds like a secret plan but I’ve just found out we run a course on Social Media! Not SIMS related

@PhoenixSher Sharon Young

Thanks for the RTs @pazzy_21 and @raff31 -> it is always appreciated :o) #BETTChat

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat Ofcom released some research on social media http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/media-literacy/medlitpub/medlitpubrss/socialnetworking/video/

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat – Thanks to everyone great chat in fact best ever I think, congrats to @CapitaSIMS for suggesting this topic

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

@PhoenixSher No worries, today’s #BETTChat was absolutely my favorite yet. Usually tweet as @lapsafe Have a good week all 🙂

@Groupcall Groupcall

Thanks #BETTChat & @CAPITASims, see you next week!

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