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    Watch what you tweet about...


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    Common sense springs to mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by website
    Argyll and Bute Council policy states that teachers may access professional blogs which have educational value but are not allowed to have their own blog
    I assume they didn't mean that literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_ View Post
    I assume they didn't mean that literally.
    No, they mean it can't be supposedly representative of the school/council/etc. They can't stop teachers having their own blog in their own time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    No, they mean it can't be supposedly representative of the school/council/etc. They can't stop teachers having their own blog in their own time..
    Hmmm, i may need to call my LEA as we have 20 or so blogs that are specficlly for teaching at ashlawn (they prefer them to the VLE atm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    No, they mean it can't be supposedly representative of the school/council/etc. They can't stop teachers having their own blog in their own time..
    I gathered, however the comment below that:

    Quote Originally Posted by website
    However, the teacher in question, has a blog, on which she wrote in April: "I've been out of blogging practice for a couple of months, no idea why (too busy twittering maybe!)."
    implies she was doing something wrong by it. I guess just the medias way of stirring trouble.

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    If she really was posting what the article claims, I have no sympathy whatsoever. It's grossly unprofessional and shouldn't be done at all, let alone during working hours.

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    One thing - what does LEA policy have to do with it? This sort of thing is entirely up to the school, as those sort of policies are decided on a site by site basis by the staff and governors.

    Ok, the LEA might give guidelines over such things, but they don't control at a school level.

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    Things are different north of the border - LEAs (or the equivalent) have more say in how schools are run.

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    Media hype because it's about Twitter. Here's the giveaway:

    "The teacher in question is not facing disciplinary action, although the council is looking into the matter."
    Not facing any disciplinary action = NOT NEWS.

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    Pretty stupid they are even looking at it, the council needs to get with the times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    If she really was posting what the article claims, I have no sympathy whatsoever. It's grossly unprofessional and shouldn't be done at all, let alone during working hours.
    From what is posted on the BBC website, the content is no more "unprofessional" than the stuff that is posted in the behind the red door area on this very forum, most of which is done during work hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    From what is posted on the BBC website, the content is no more "unprofessional" than the stuff that is posted in the behind the red door area on this very forum, most of which is done during work hours.
    You're quite right, and it's something that needs addressing by us too. We can't really whinge about poorly-judged twitters without sorting out our own house as well.

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