Through some careful work combined with serendipitous luck, I have managed to get a 32GB iPad ahead of the UK launch. I understand from a friend that in New York, stocks were limited per store, and that the staff were also insisting on US passports to purchase them, such is the demand/control of launch by Apple. Continue reading
I am about to carry out a school-wide feedback experiment, but first a little background reflecting!
It is perhaps as common in Teaching as it is in other professions, but we tend to let negativity cancel out a disproportionate amount of praise. A successful parent’s evening can be brought down by one comment, and have us brooding for days.
The problem here though is that much of the feedback tends to be (a) from parents, and (b) delivered in extremes – only when a problem is too large to cope do we sometimes hear about it. Continue reading
Is there a way to keep anxious parents informed on a school trip, especially those whose children have never been away from home before, while at the same time allowing the trip leaders to not have yet another thing to do?
We believe there is. For our school trip, we set up a Twitter account. For those who don’t know, Twitter is a service that allows you to update your status whenever you like, using the internet or mobile phone, and produces these text-like ‘tweets’ on a single web page. It does much more than this, such as photo uploading, multiple conversations and geotagging, but these were only lightly used on this trip. Continue reading