Posts tagged ‘collaboration’

Cybersafety and Digital Footprints


If you are looking for some inspiration and resources for cybersafety, from Year 7 -12, I highly recommend Jenny Luca‘s presentations here.

Jenny is the Head of Information Services at Toorak College, Mt.Eliza. She is @jennyluca on twitter, which she uses regularly to share and network with colleagues, nationally and internationally. I admire her work and ethos greatly!

The complex issue of cybersafety, digital footprints and citizenship is already an urgent, vexing educational challenge for schools. If you wish to know more about ‘data-mining’ check this post out to look at ‘how the internet sees you’.

What courses, learning and policies are in place at your school to assist students and staff manage their digital footprints? What can you share here?


Top 100 Tools for Learning

Looking for tools to assist teachers to stay up to date and connect online?

Jane Hart, using the input of learning professionals from around the globe, compiles a list of the top tools for learning each year. Jane is the CEO of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies based in the UK. I suggest you organise an RSS feed from her Pick of the Day blog to keep up to date with new online tools. There’s also a guide to social media at her site.

Here’s the 2009 list:

The emerging list for 2010 has twitter way out in front.

You can follow Jane on twitter and there is a Facebook page too. Finally, here’s her list of 100 featured learning professionals you can connect with online.


Yammer is a microblogging service that has become popular with NSW DET staff in recent months as a great way of communicating with colleagues. Yammer is like Twitter, except, only people with the same employee email are networked together. In other words, you have to have a verified address to join the NSW DET Yammer.

It is clear that a range of people in our organisation are sharing expertises, resources, contacts and generally being supportive of each other. You can upload files, provide professional details and generally participate in the conversation. There are quite a few DPs already joined and it is highly recommended.

You are able to have mobile phone apps and a desktop client to access Yammer. Both have improved my user experience.

Check out Yammer when you have a chance.


There is a DP community HERE and Ben Jones has written a A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO YAMMER (updated) that will help ‘newbies’.

DPs blogging


It is with pleasure that I link to our colleague Michelle Sapsed’s first blog, Technology for school leaders on ‘p’ plates – for those who dream of being tech savvy 

I am hoping that more DP blogs will appear on the right hand side of our association blogroll.

Why don’t you post a comment here and/or at her blog to show support.

Enjoy the term 2 everyone!

Social Media Explained Visually

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This blog is intended to be a source of information about learning and collaborating in a digital world for deputy principals in NSW!

Each week, or at worst, fortnight, there will be a brief, easily digestible post, that explores a practical application of digital technologies for educational leaders. You will see on the righthand side toolbar of this blog, a growing collection of useful links, videos as well as ‘tag’ and ‘category’ clouds. More on ‘folksonomies’ later.

It is envisaged that as DPs in NSW increasingly develop online profiles, blogs and wikis that this ‘Deputy Principals Online blog’ will have a growing number of links from the blogroll on the right. The best blogs have many comments and please feel encouraged to post your thoughts, links and ideas here.

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The next post will be about Web 2.0 tools.