Archive for April, 2010

YHGFL: Social Networking: A Hands-On Introduction

April 19th, 2010

Tuesday 27th April
10.00am – 3.00pm
YHGfL Seminar Room, Scunthorpe

Social networking is everywhere. Wondering what it’s all about?

Public social networking sites, such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo, are an integral
part of the everyday life of many children, young people and adults. The social
networking phenomenon has happened almost overnight with mobile technologies
fuelling their popularity through sites such as Twitter and features such as locationaware.
Social networking tools also have a role to play in education, and we are seeing
the emergence of not only stand-alone products specifically tailored to education, but
also the integration of social networking tools into learning platforms and VLEs.
However, there are also eSafety considerations around privacy of information,
appropriateness of content, unwanted contact and the potential for bullying.
Target Audience
LA representatives, schools and other organisations working with children and young
people who have no previous experience of using social networking sites and would like
to find out more about how they work.
This workshop will be an opportunity for those unfamiliar with social networking to
• Learn more about public social networking sites, and how young people make
use of them
• Create your own ‘practice’ profile on a social networking site to find out in a
hands-on way how they work and what they enable you to do
• Look at ways that social networking tools can be used to enhance learning and
teaching in schools
• Consider the eSafety issues around the use of public social networking sites for
both young people and adults and the ways users can help keep themselves safe
The workshop is free to those within YHGfL member authorities.
To book your place complete the booking form on our website

Social Networking Workshop Agenda

YHGFL Workshop: Making the News 2

April 19th, 2010

Making the News 2
Tuesday 18th May
10.00am – 3.00pm
YHGfL Offices
Normanby Gateway Normanby Enterprise Park Lysaghts way

Scunthorpe DN15 9YG
Are you looking for ways to make your lessons more exciting?
Making the News 2 is a fantastic new resource provided by YHGfL to member schools. This web based project provides opportunities for students to create and publish media rich news stories using the online tools to record and edit sound and video clips. Once registered a homepage is created on the Making the News site for your school. The teacher may then create student accounts.
Target Audience
 Teachers, HLTAs and support staff in primary schools.
 Secondary humanities teachers
This hands on session will introduce delegates to the resource and include a range of other useful tools for creating news stories, from image and video editing through to audio recording and collections. The day will look at both the teacher login and also the site as viewed from a student’s perspective.

A detailed agenda is available by emailing

To book your free place visit our website and book online