Melton Vale Post 16 Centre has recently gone live with its own Social Network.
The network, based upon Microsoft’s Yammer platform, is a cross between Facebook and Twitter but remains closed to the outside world so greatly reduces child protection risks.
Only staff and students can access it using their MV16 email address via their mobile device using the Yammer app, or anywhere with an internet connection.
It allows teachers and students to upload resources or post messages which are then shared with their peers, they can comment upon them, like them, share them, praise each other or pose questions for fellow staff or students to answer.
The idea of the network is to promote discussion and working together as a team.