A big welcome for delegates at the Fronter East Midlands conference which is getting underway with a stirring and inspirational presentation from eLearning evangalist Russell Prue.
Russell is talking about the amazing power of social networking and blogging and their collective impact on education.
Global brands are looking increasingly to Facebook for advertising and recruiting; Russell suggests that teachers could be more aware that this is the world their pupils are operating within. ‘Where schools create mutually workable Acceptable Use Policies, then Facebook can be safely accessible in school for pupils’ educational benefits’ he says.
Russell is also enthusing about the Harrison Primary School DVD – it’s a super twist on the usual sports day/drama presentation! http://harrisonprimaryschool.co.uk/