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It's the first week back to school and I'm busy compiling a list of top school governance blogs for our next exciting Modern Governor project.  I hope these are useful for both new and experienced governors alike! Here are some of my favourites; share your favourites...

Here's the Storify of all #GovernorLive tweets.   Read what Tweeters had to say about the day, about our speakers (including DfE and NGA). If you can't see it below, you can also view it at http://bit.ly/13cvTdO (you don't have to be a Tweeter to view it!). [<a href="//storify.com/elainewalton/modern-governor-s-governorlive" target="_blank">View...

Every governor potentially has access to the internet at home or at school. The wider education world is already online and on social media. Tweeters posed questions to Michael Gove, the education secretary, last year using #AskGove. For every negative social media news item there’s a...

Modern Governor is part of the wider Learning Pool family and we are focused on helping our members collaborate together. We are especially proud that we’ve built the largest and most vibrant public sector learning community in the UK, where you can engage with over 8000...

The best and the worst of social media is in the news this week. Got a question for Michael Gove? Tweet #AskGove! On 31st January the Education Committee will be questioning Michael Gove, and the MPs involved want to know what YOU would ask him.  What...

A massive well done to the Governor Services team at Monmouthshire Council. They've recently recorded a series of videos to help Governors learn more about their role in their own time. Wendy Barnard, Senior Support Services Officer stars in the first of a series of films planned: “We...

Today's the day when we're releasing our "School Governors and Social Media" e-learning module.  We've also taken the opportunity to spruce up the look of our other modules - here's what we've been up to...

All of us at Learning Pool are huge fans of social media.  We use Yammer to communicate internally with each other across timezones, and Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and blogging to engage and share stuff with just about everybody else on the planet. I've written about online...

Here's the third part of our series of guidance for school governors about online communications.  It's been written by our resident Community EvangelistDave Briggs as guidance for governance organisations. In part one we talked about the opportunities. In part two we talked about the risks and guiding principles. In part...

Here's part two in our sneaky peek at the guidance we're working on about online communications and school governance.  Read part one - Opportunities -here. Part Two: Risks and Guiding Principles As well as an incredible opportunity, digital participation is not without risk. Some of the risks...

Well, what a way to kick-start 2011! We had a fabulous online webinar this morning - thanks to all the busy Co-ordinators of Governor Services who joined us.  Here are the slides used today - the webinar recording will be available soon. David Marriott - Issues...

It's freezing outside, too icy to venture out, and there's nothing on the television (again). The perfect opportunity to take a look at our new podcast player!  See Donald Clark, Ruth Agnew (Cheshire East) and Derek Balaam (Brent) talk about Modern Governor and the benefits of e-learning...

Learning Pool is the UK's largest online community dedicated exclusively to the public sector and Modern Governor is one of a range of dedicated e-learning programmes. Community is the heart of Learning Pool: "Whether it’s sharing their content with other subscribers or providing feedback for the next...

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend the Guardian’s “Public Sector Online” conference, despite the tube strike!  Learning Pool’s Community Evangelist Dave Briggs was speaking on the closing panel, topic “Innovation in Social Media”. I tweeted an awful lot yesterday, whenever I heard something interesting –...

Happy Friday everybody! We've now uploaded some of the slides we used at Tuesday's Modern Governor breakfast briefing.  To view, please click on the 'play' buttons.  To download, please click on the titles.  If you would like to receive a copy via email, please contact elaine@moderngovernor.com Dave's...

Just over 2 weeks to go until our FREE Modern Governor event in Birmingham.  We're still finalising some arrangements folks, but here's a few tantalising teasers for you...

The wave of stories, Tweets and publicity about David Cameron’s speech about “Big Society” made me stop and think – aren’t School Governors already “doing” Big Society? Setting aside the political arguments for and against...

Budgetary challenges are at the forefront of everyone's mind at the moment -  where does that leave opportunities for learning? One place is find out is at the Learning Pool's Public Sector Learning Conference on 12 May, London. Its a perfect time for us all to get together and...

This week's Economist reports on a new school in New York where students will be taught largely through the use of computer games and digital media. Quest to Learn, the new tax-payer funded school, has been labeled the "school for today's digital kids." According to principal Aaron...