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The power of twitter for CPD

I have just read @ictevangelist's post on blogging and how to get started on this worthwhile cause.  I am no stranger to blogging and I can certainly see the benefits of it.  However, I did pick up a few ideas.  One excellent tip I picked up was about using @IFTTT app to push your blog out onto twitter.  So, I have now set this up and this blog is simply to help me put into practice something I have learnt from someone else's blog.  Blogging and twitter really is excellent both as a tool to learn and a tool to teach.
Here's the IFTTT recipe:

What do you think?   Let me know in the comment box below.

iDoceo - marking in the 21st century

The very title of this blog may lead you to believe that I am an out and out technophile.  To a certain extent, this is true; I love to make the most of technology in my classroom and redefine what I am able to do with my students.  Increasingly, I explore technology options for managing my own day to day planning.  I can see and understand the benefits of google drive and documents for me when communicating and collaborating with colleagues and friends.  A shared document is easy to work on and I appreciate the way I can link in photos and so on.  This being the case when I was introduced to iDoceo I could see so much potential.  It was clear to me that I could do away with my traditional mark book and use this new option.
Firstly, I was easily able to import the class spreadsheet from our school information system along with all sorts of details that I wanted to use. 
Once my mark book was in place it did not take me long to sort out my calendar linking it to my school outlook calen…