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    Twitter and Teachers

    Hello,

    I am new to my job. I was just wondering if you let Teachers use twitter in School??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCIT View Post
    I was just wondering if you let Teachers use twitter in School?
    Yes.

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    @HTCIT:

    Blocked by LA but I doubt if any of our staff would know what it is and I am not going to educate them.

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    Oh right fair enough. We have a couple of member of staff which knows how to use it. They install an app for it called "Tweet Deck". I am asking you should we allow them to use it??

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    Don't go there. We get constant moaning from some staff because they can't access Facebum...

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    As long as it's being used appropriately then I wouldn't worry. I find Twitter can be really helpful at times.

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    I use my Twitter account (outside of work hours) to tell very unpolitically correct jokes. I get death threats. I love the internet.

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    It's not blocked here (and there's a twitter account they can follow to get user-friendly network status info).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCIT View Post
    Oh right fair enough. We have a couple of member of staff which knows how to use it. They install an app for it called "Tweet Deck". I am asking you should we allow them to use it??
    You're really asking the wrong people:-)

    We'll all have opinions but the people who need to have an opinion are your senior management. The only real technical decision is can you allow certain groups to use it and block others because management may say staff can use it but anyone abusing it will be blocked. If you can't block some and allow others then you may have to block all of them.

    I'm sure there will be good teaching uses for it; there will also be perfectly valid personal uses for it outside working hours and it's not a technical decision.

    I think Twitter is also rather different from things like Facebook, iPlayer etc which have a potential to clog up bandwidth. Tweets of a few hundred bytes don't really have that problem.

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    We have it unblocked in our school, fair few people use it.

    I don't see the problem really. Just make your account private if your worried.

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    It good to get some views. Thanks

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    Blocked by the LEA (LancsNGFL).

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    Blocked by LEA here as well. It used to work until it became popular and was no longer under the radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @HTCIT:

    Blocked by LA but I doubt if any of our staff would know what it is and I am not going to educate them.
    Same LA so same answer.

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    Yeh we let staff access it. There's literally one or two who I have known to use it in school other than myself.

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