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Simfin

esafety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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  • 'Really engaging and thought-provoking - inspired really good discussion sessions'

    Course delegate Newcastle upon Tyne

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10 March 2014

 'Google Street View is brilliant. It finds us when we're lost, it shows us where we are, it reveals places we'll never get to visit, and so on and so forth. But you know what's even more amazing? The crazy neural network that Street View is built on..'

Sinister or helpful?

Read the article

16 January 2014

There are clear benefits for students, teachers and schools who use social media.

Blogging gives students a voice and an audience. Teachers can showcase and provide a context for the work and activity in their classrooms and parents and carers can become engaged in the children's learning.

There are many free and paid for blogging tools. Here we will look at Wordpress.com which offers a free service, is easy to use and provides the teacher with useful administrator tools.

19 December 2013

Twitter can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, and keep abreast of what's going on in the world. However, as with all online platforms, there are a few risks - such as hackers, who attempt to take control of people's accounts in order to misuse them.

Read the article here.

16 December 2013

Perhaps it it really is OK to always record the moments of our days with our devices..

 

'Ian MacKaye of Fugazi fame gave a talk at the Library of Congress last night and touted this now quite common argument,

I think that people are constantly thinking about capturing things that they're not actually present for the moment they're trying to capture. I'm quite sure of this. I think it's insane how many pictures have to be taken these days. We have to realize there's a level of documentation that's just chatter, it's noise'

 

Read Nathan Jurgenson's thought provoking blog post here