Right, these really are secondary elements of what I've been doing for the last 7 months, but especially in the fnial stages of my time, when the SoW were mostly in palce, they became quite important as I laid the foundations for future development.
As I said in my previous post, Twitter was big in the school. Loads of the students used it, but very much in an inane, celebrity following kind of way.
The ways I wanted to use the new @SpanishBCS account:
- communicating important reminders eg "don't forget your homework!"
- sharing key links eg to encourage students to do some work in the summer!
- retweeting news stories from around the Hispanic world!
- sharing departmental news and updates on events
I won't share any details about this now because it really is in its formative stages. I tried to get it off the ground in February but it wasn't right at the time- the content needs to drive the technology and most definitely not the other way round. However, it will become an important way of sharing the final projects at KS3 and drive peer assessment forward yet again, as well as providing an important motivational and public image tool. Should be fun- I'm really excited to see what my fantastic successor will do with it!