Several schools have integrated safe social networking for students using WebAnywhere’s new Student Jotter system.
You will no doubt have heard of Facebook, Britain’s most popular social networking site. Although students love Facebook and are willing to invest hours of their time populating their webpages, this application isn’t entirely suitable for a school environment.
E-portfolios are an excellent alternative and are proving popular
with students. As many schools are aware the DCFS have stipulated that all
schools need to have an e-portfolio integrated into their virtual learning environment (VLE) by 2010.
We have just launched WebAnywhere’s very own e-portfolio software – Student Jotter. Student Jotter hit the press in Anti-Bullying Week as a safe alternative to Facebook, as it harnesses the positive points of social media platforms and makes them appropriate for a learning environment.
Student Jotter is designed to ensure teachers can monitor what students are accessing. Pupils will be able to create their own profiles and access the website in school and at home.
To celebrate the launch of Student Jotter, we invited some children from a local school down to the office for the day to try out the software for themselves.
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