Wow! That was a quick two weeks – I’ve been meaning to post something since the start of the new term, but time has just flown by. Just to update folk, I’ve (finally) moved into my new house in Dunbar, which is great as I can now walk to work in 15 minutes, rather than a 1 hour drive over the lammermuirs. (Don’t think the environment will be complaining either!)
Anyway, Subject Support: we had our first meeting of the year on Friday at the Old Clubhouse in Gullane. Discussions ranged from the exam results to how to deal with the explosion in online community sites, such as
bebo . On the one had, as ICT specialists, we should be teaching safe use of this technology to pupils. However, there is no doubt that these sites present dangers that conflict with our duty of care towards them, not to mention the ability to inflict a new form of ‘online bullying’ using the technology. Striking a balance between these two might well prove to be an impossible task, though the forthcoming
SSDN – now ‘
Glow ‘ – looks like bringing many of the functions of bebo, youtube and others into a safe, manageable environment. Exciting times!
Anyway, with less than 1 month until the
BorderSAR sponsored walk , I’d better sign off and get planning. (blatant plug ends!) Weekends are filling up fast: Trip to Fisherfield this weekend; MRT exercise next; Medical seminar on the 30th, Walk on the 1st; EMT refresher looming! (To think I expected to have more free time once I’d moved – aye right!)