Blogging has really taken off throughout the school. It is fairly intensive for the teachers because every comment or blog must be seen by them before it can be viewed publicly.
Twitter is something completely new to us. We all really like the idea of tweeting regular updates on what classes are doing or about some great things our children do. At some point we may introduce twitter into upper junior lessons as another way for pupils to discuss their work. First we'll have to make sure everything remains safe and secure and that it becomes an 'addition' rather than a distraction for our pupils.
On Monday afternoon a couple of teachers are coming with me to learn how to use something called 'Iris'. It is a system that cleverly uses cameras in classrooms for the teachers to look at their own teaching and make observations to help them improve their own practice. It's fairly expensive but we are quite excited about it - well, most of us are; one or two are a little nervous about seeing themselves on camera which is understandable.