Using Vine to Teach – 7 Seconds of Education

Using Vine to Teach

Using grapes to teach???  If that is your first thought then I am going to take it you are not yet familiar with Vine. To put it simply, Vine is a mobile app (iOS, Android, Windows) that enables users to create and post short (7 seconds max) looping video clips. These videos can then be shared […]

8 Great Twitter Accounts for Students to Follow


Putting together a list of 10 Inspirational Student Blogs recently was such an eye-opener to the fantastic ways students are using the internet, I couldn’t resist delving deeper and checking out some of the ways they are using social media too! I’ve written before about the brilliant ways Twitter can be used for learning, so if you’re looking for ways to […]

7 Top Tips to Attract EdTech Twitter Followers

Attract EdTech Followers

Eager to get involved in the thriving and enriching EdTech Twitter community? Take advantage of these top tips to help you bag a host of followers in no time! Building Your EdTech Twitter Community   1. Promote Yourself Remember, when they first come across you on Twitter, all other users have to go on when deciding whether […]

Tweeting Teachers: Who will you Nominate for a Shorty Award in Education?


It’s that time of year again: the Shorty Award nominations have opened and the education category is ready and waiting to be flooded with enthusiastic, inspirational #EdTech tweeters! But with so many brilliant candidates to choose from, it’s not an easy decision to make.   What are the Shorty Awards? As their name suggests, the […]

5 Great Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Research

Twitter for Research

1. Create a poll A great starting point for research is the generation of new statistical results on a given topic, but when restricted to their own friends and contacts, it can be difficult for students to get enough results to provide a representative sample. This problem can be solved via Twitter using a clever […]

5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter

Student Collaboration on Twitter

Twitter is a brilliant resource for student collaboration, both between classes and peer groups and with other students and academics around the world! Here are 5 great ways for students to collaborate using Twitter…   1. Collaborate on Projects Using Hashtags A group of students can use Twitter for research on a particular topic and […]

5 Great Ways for Teachers to Collaborate on Twitter

Collaborate on Twitter

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Twitter is an absolutely fantastic resource for teachers. But it can also be something of a blunt instrument. The daily surge of information, the ever-changing timeline of tweets, the potential to miss entire conversations simply by failing to log in at the right moment… the pitfalls […]

Top Tools for Tweeting Teachers


For busy teachers who’ve followed the advice in our ‘Top Tips for Tweeting Teachers” post, it can be difficult to keep up with the resulting wave of Twitter followers, messages and, of course, tweets. The greater your PLN grows and the more fantastic contacts you make, the harder it can be to keep up with […]

How to Bring History to Life Using Facebook Timeline and Twitter

bring history to life with facebook timeline

Ever wondered what would have happened if famous people in history had had social media at their fingertips? Imagine George Washington Tweeting while he crossed the Delaware River or Napoleon setting his job description to “Emperor”. Taking a look at the Stanford project called “Republic of Letters” that has digitally tracked the correspondence of Voltaire, […]