School in the fast lane

School in the fast lane

By John Bidder
Talking about the reality for schools of being in the social media fast lane & having the mindset/tools to engage with parents through social media & specifically Facebook. You're welcome to look me up on Twitter through my account at @GetLoggedIn or if you want more about our services head over to https://blippit.co.uk
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Episode 6 - What about the school website if we're using social media? [Archive]

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Episode 10: Pros and cons for systems of learning in lockdown for schools
Linked to recent funds for school implementations of the big two, Google and Microsoft, the broad pros and cons of approaches are reviewed here by John Bidder (@Getloggedin)including: MS Teams, Google Sites & Classroom, Moodle (& Darwinism!), Facebook and school websites at primary and secondary level. John talks about different effects of choices schools are making regarding how they bridge the gaps of different kinds between home and school during lockdown including the role & stresses faced by parents.  What’s important to note is that for many, it’s about creating an ecosystem and not depending on one specific provider or approach. Not included are content provider sites, as excellent as many are, in the name of keeping this to a listenable length. This podcast doesn’t pretend to be comprehensive in content and choices being made but it does recognise that viewers are likely to be experienced educators and may be interested in the recent government funding application opportunity described here to support Microsoft & Google roll-outs. It also mentions vschool which is a new Blippit product & service to school based on Google tools. The unedited slide-based video version of this podcast is available on the Blippit Blog.
21:59
May 3, 2020
Episode 9 - What social media school updates can work best after a break like Christmas?
Sharing some tips about what works when you go back to school and start talking to parents and the community again via social media.  We'll do an additional episode about humour soon!
04:08
January 7, 2020
Episode 8 - Ambition! Flakefleet Primary Headteacher Interview
A guest chat (12/18) with Headteacher Dave McPartlin from Flakefleet Primary in Lancashire whose school is going for the Christmas No 1 with their song 'Light Up'. Hear their now global social media story so far #daretodream **Pre-order is available at the time of this podcast recording from all major platforms, single goes live on streaming services (Spotify/Apple Music) 14th December
11:35
December 5, 2018
Episode 7 - Can a school 'dip its toes' in social media? [Archive].mp3
If you think you're heading, or have headed down already, towards a path of tokenistic social media use for communication at your school, you might find this episode useful featuring lessons learned & action to take.
05:00
July 10, 2018
Episode 6 - What about the school website if we're using social media? [Archive]
Here's an archive episode that deals with one of the most commonly asked questions from Heads about what happens to a school website when social media is used by school & how the two can fit (School in the fast lane).
05:22
July 2, 2018
Episode 5 - Why use social media for school comms? [Archive]
Here's an archive episode that deals with one of the most commonly asked questions from Heads. (School in the fast lane)
05:26
July 2, 2018
Episode 4 - Parents behave differently with school on FB
This fourth episode takes you through why worrying about parent behaviour shouldn't be a barrier for you using Facebook for your school. (School in the fast lane)
09:26
April 30, 2018
Episode 3 - School websites & Social media
This third episode is about how can your school values be your guide on social media & how relevant is your school website to parents these days? (School in the fast lane)
06:02
April 26, 2018
Episode 2 - Stick a smile on it!
This second episode focuses on the value of a 'smile' in schools using social media parental engagement. Say CHEESE! You're listening to (School in the fast lane)
05:32
April 9, 2018
Episode 1 - You've not met our parents!
This is the very first episode of the 'school in the fast lane' series! I'm unpicking the barriers of adoption for schools wanting to use Facebook to engage parents and the community. Senior School Leadership Team members and teachers I'd love to hear from you.
07:21
April 4, 2018