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Google Hangouts and the Classroom

We have been conducting trials with Google Hangouts and Google Drive in the classroom for several months now, with some fantastic success stories. Initial experiments with Facebook,, BuddyPress and other social media tools proved too cumbersome. The intention was to make the virtual classroom mimic the real classroom as much as possible. This meant … Continue reading

Sonett ICT Classes in Dublin School of English

Between January 12th and 17th Dublin School of English  hosted the third Sonett (Grundtvig) Project Conference, with delegates from CCT Murcia and Santa Severina City in Italy. The conference consisted of meetings, lectures, specialised tech language classes and ICT training focused on integration of social media into the classroom. Since summer 2012 we have been … Continue reading

Social Media in the Classroom – First Thoughts

Social Media in the Classroom – First Thoughts

Dublin School of English (DSE) has been using social media extensively since 2009. We have had a significant response from students, teachers and partners on our various social media sites, we therefore decided to look at practical applications of social media as educational tool in the classroom. This provides the Sonett project with background on the practical issues of the use of social media in the classroom.

Currently the DSE uses Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flicker. Summer 2012 sees the launch of our LinkedIn and Pinterest sites. Continue reading