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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Geogphotos on June 25, 2015, 07:04:09 PM

Title: Very quiet here
Post by: Geogphotos on June 25, 2015, 07:04:09 PM
Okay so I have been away for a long time. What has happened to SLN - it is so quiet and it used to be buzzing all the time?

Have logged in quite a few times over the last 24 hours or so and the place is virtually deserted.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: ads on June 25, 2015, 09:10:03 PM
Yep, it's a shame; where's everybody gone?  Is there another more popular forum that I don't know about.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: swhitch on June 25, 2015, 09:23:31 PM
It will pick up when the new specs are finalised and there is blind panic coming to terms with the new demands !

Nings have had an impact but think many are simply snowed under, still, despite it being the summer term.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: Judith R on June 25, 2015, 09:38:23 PM
I use Twitter much more now, but SLN links still very much there.
Mostly lurk here rather than post.

Agree that it'll come into it's own again with changes.

To be honest there was also increasing amounts of "will you plan my lesson for me" which was getting irritating - less nowadays.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: Kate Russell on June 25, 2015, 09:42:33 PM
Well - it is great to see 4 "old timers" speaking here again!!
The forum is only as active as its community!
I keep "activating" new members - don't know where they are though.
A good number of previous regulars have gained promotion and may not be so involved in geography now .... and some have retired!!  ???
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: swhitch on June 25, 2015, 10:07:23 PM
Oh Kate !!! I don't know if I want to laugh or cry "Old timers" Really ! Although I must say there are times these days that I do feel like an old timer. Keep looking at my post numbers and had I not had to reregister would have been past 1000 some time ago.

Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: Kate Russell on June 25, 2015, 11:35:43 PM
Stuart - absolutely no offence meant!! "Old timers" refers to time here on the forum - nothing else!!!
Your contributions are always welcomed - thoughtful and informed! Thank you! :)
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: swhitch on June 26, 2015, 05:45:23 PM
Hi Kate
Absolutely no offence taken, I knew precisely what you meant ! Have a good weekend, I will try to get my feet up and have a bit if a mid-afternoon snooze.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: meg on June 27, 2015, 02:46:37 PM
I too seem to use Twitter more these days for geog info. As another of the "old timers" I do still post every now and again and read once a week or so. Still nice to catch up with SLNers at GA conference too.

We are now on summer hols :) but do go back mid  August.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: add on June 28, 2015, 03:03:09 PM
Twitter has probably reduced the amount of daily traffic to the site.

Perhaps a sln twitter feed could engage the forum with twitter.

The forum has a wealth of useful posts.

Regards,

Adam
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: davegnu8 on June 28, 2015, 07:34:36 PM
Glastonbury Weekend!
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: mez on June 28, 2015, 08:01:00 PM
Hi, I am not really a twitter user although have signed up and followed some people. Was thinking of having either a facebook page or twitter feed for my A level geographers from September. Has anyone tried this? Does it work/help engagement. I was thinking of it as a way of communicating and letting them know of interesting geographical things that I come across?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks
Mary-Ellen
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: swhitch on June 28, 2015, 10:52:35 PM
We use Twitter and one colleague uses Edmodo when working with their groups.

generally find students only look at our twitter feed when I tell them I have posted something which rather defeats the point of it !
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: zcsaa44 on June 29, 2015, 01:04:13 PM
We are not allowed to use Twitter at my school anymore, too much danger of radicalisation occurring. I should say access, we are expected to use it at home to make sure that all the best ideas people have are being used in our teaching
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: HB100 on July 16, 2015, 10:09:27 AM
Hello from an old timer. I was promoted so lost my Geog.  Now back to three days a week part time teacher so was really hoping for some Geography.

Sadly - the school has taken away my GCSE Geog as timetabled on a day I don't work (I've said I would work that day too !) - logistical reasons they claim, and given me:

Y11 Child development
Y10 Child Development
Y10 Health and Social Care BTEC
Y9 Travel and Tourism BTEC
Year 10 RE GCSE
Year 7 RE
Year 7 Food Technology

Oh and one Y8 Set 4 Geography split - so one hour a week.


Pass the tissues......or give me the heads up on a new job!!!
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: Judith R on July 16, 2015, 07:45:36 PM
So out of the '3 musketeers' I'm the only one doing just geography!  ;)

Seems very short-sighted to waste all that geography expertise.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: ads on July 16, 2015, 09:51:58 PM
That's a rough deal and a waste of your talents.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: HB100 on July 17, 2015, 11:14:50 AM
Awww thanks - yes have said I have 15 years experience but they can't staff Y7 food so .....

Judith - will email !  Need a catch up xx
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: meg on July 17, 2015, 11:54:50 AM
Still full time geography for me too :)

Sorry to hear that - seems rather short sighted H.
Title: Re: Very quiet here
Post by: Geogphotos on July 17, 2015, 05:28:41 PM
I still have nightmares about being in a school doing supply, lost, late, no idea what I'm doing, and then trying to bluff my way along that being totally naked is just fine!

Post traumatic stress?