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British teachers see educational value in blogging and social networking

British teachers see educational value in blogging and social networking

Three-quarters of British teachers believe that blogging and social networking can help their pupils learn about the environment and greener living, according to a recent survey by EDF Energy.

Marking the start of an ambitious project called “Greener Schools”, and tied into the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the programme aims to reach 2.5 million children by 2012.

Schools can blog about their environmental projects, share images, movies, podcasts, and written work via The Pod.

The initial six activities, provided as ideas to kick start local learning, are “Goodbye Standby!”, “Flushed with Success”, “Better Off by Bike”, “Lose your Bottle”, “Recharge your Batteries” and “Switch On to Switching Off”. According to the site, “a gold medal is awarded for an exceptional campaign with a brilliant blog. You’ll win a silver for a very good campaign and a bronze for running an activity well.”

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It’s a good example of how blogging in a controlled environment can encourage both staff and students, proving that there are thousands of others learning and discovering at the same time.

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  • teachers finally become open minded. learning in school is never better than learning from life. i don’t understand why teacher always focus on school, text books. while learning is a life long process.

  • It’s a great post. Thanks . I totally agree with sam’s word. Learning is a life long process. So why teacher always focus on school,text books? Anyway Thanx for making such a cool post. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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