Weekly post #27 – A digital decency manifesto, rich text in Classroom, breakout rooms in Meet and an audio tour in Google Arts & Culture

Digital decency manifesto

Four things to check out. A digital decency manifesto Do we need a digital decency manifesto? Set up Google Meet breakout rooms via Google Calendar It would seem that this is now available for our @ecolint.ch accounts. Rich text in now available in Google Classroom Alice Keeler is worth following for edtech ideas and updates. … Read more

Weekly post #26 – Google Chat notifications and sharing a guide to Google Meet with parents

Guide to Google Meet for parents and guardians

Two things to check out this week Using Google Chat more for internal communication and customizing notification frequency Google has added more options for notification settings in Google Chat and Chat in Gmail. These additional notification settings give you more control over the amount of notifications you’ll receive based on your level of engagement or … Read more

[2020 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘G Suite for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. Ecolint students – you have five … Read more

[2019 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘G Suite for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. My advice is to decide upon … Read more

Focus on… Passwords

Focus on... Passwords

123456, Password, 12345678, qwerty, 12345, 123456789, letmein, 1234567, football and iloveyou. If you have just read your password – congratulations you are using one of the top ten most commonly used passwords – according to SplashData. Passwords and user credentials in general are an important and regularly overlooked element of somebodies online activities. If a … Read more

[2018 version] So you are leaving us…

Goodbye

  Your @ecolint.ch, @learning.ecolint.ch or @pgce.ecolint.ch account is a ‘G Suite for Education’ account. Depending on whether you are a staff member, a PGCE student or an Ecolint student dictates how much time you have to get any content out of your account before it is deactivated and then deleted. My advice is to decide … Read more

It is always worth asking the young people!

Talk

“Make sure that the pictures are photos that your grandma would approve of!” A group of students that are currently undergoing training to become ‘digital leaders’ were asked to offer some advice about what type of photos should and should not go on an Instagram account that has just been set up. It demonstrates some … Read more

I want a Facebook / Snapchat / Instagram account, please

Instagram

First there is a conversation/demand about wanting a smartphone and then comes the next maybe even more difficult discussion – I want a Facebook/Snapchat/Instagram account, please. The minimum age for most social media platforms is 13 years old. The use of 13 years old was put in place not to limit children’s exposure to inappropriate … Read more

How should we deal with mobile phones in school?

Smartphone

We could completely ban them – like French schools are doing from September. There is an interesting article here about how that should work (in theory). “The use of a mobile telephone by a pupil is forbidden in elementary schools (écoles maternelles), primary schools and secondary schools (colleges) with the exception of certain places or … Read more

‘5 pieces of advice’ for parenting young people and their digital devices

Five

At the request of the Campus des Nations Parent-Teacher Association at a recent meeting, I am sharing ‘5 pieces of advice’ for parenting young people and their digital devices. I have tried to keep the advice general as the names of apps/games/devices change so regularly. Engagement, openness, discussion and understanding are the key to having … Read more