I don’t use the phrase “you should” lightly – it smacks of a My Mum (especially when it came to giving me advice about bring up our children. You know the kind of thing “You should put them to bed at 6pm” and “You should keep them quiet”). But in this case it’s a no-brainer to say “you should” because you will learn genuinely useful information to your school, and pick up practical ideas and tips.
Mike Herrity’s “SharePoint in Education” blog is a great read if you want ideas on where to go next with your own school Learning Gateway, or if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Mike’s busily sharing what they have been doing at Twynham school – this week he’s been writing all about Student Collaboration – and it is full of ideas that you could (a) steal and (b) consider for your own school.
And Alex Pearce’s SharePoint blog has a pile of really useful tips on a regular basis. What I like about Alex is that he answers the “How do I do that?” questions, based on what he’s actually doing himself at Great Barr School – like “How do I add a banner on my site” or “How do I integrate Moodle”. And his blog has lots of step-by-step instructions with screen shots.
Put the two together and you’ve got a combination of good input for both “where next” and “here’s how to do it”.
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