Darren is an Innovate My School expert in business and social media.
Studying for a Business Masters at one of the top business schools in the country has provided him with numerous skills in business including social media. Now working with one of the best educational resource providers and having a mentor from Runshaw, the top rated college in the country through a KTP partnership, he is now able to offer his expertise to teachers.
Darren is Business Development and Marketing Manager for 10ticks - an innovative and award winning maths resource supplier with a market share of over 55% in maths worksheets. The new Online e-learning system has been created to minimise the daily struggle of maths teachers through consultation with maths teachers all over the country, some of the best heads of maths and a programming team like no other.
In April this year, the NUT warned teachers about the dangers of befriending pupils on social networking sites such as Facebook. The implications are so great that some schools have banned teachers from using Facebook altogether.
It's certainly true that Facebook can be a perilous place for teachers. Is it okay to accept a “friend request” from a pupil whom you know personally? What happens if you reject that friend request? Can you prevent pupils from viewing your pictures and wall posts? What should you do if a pupil posts a message on your wall? What happens if a pupil sees a comment you've made on someone else's wall?