In the modern world where everyone is faceless and you can use services without ever knowing anything about them other that how to use it I was very surprised to get an email from Barney who is an evangelist for Lijit. It was a very friendly note thanking me for trying the service and asking for any feedback. Nothing unusual here you may think, after all anyone with an email account has had automated emails. The differences here was that it was clearly not automated, he had been over to the site and passed comment on an article. I know this could all be done with ‘clever’ bots but the note went further. He wished me well for my start back at school and told me a personal anecdote about a family teacher. I just thought that this was a good thing to do to help build a user base for a new service, and on top of that it has had the additional effect of another blog entry on it’s behalf!
Author: Tim Jackson
I am now working in Hackney, London as a Headteacher. This is my 10th year teaching, and my3rd in Hackney. Previously I had taught in both Key Stage 1 & 2, along with the EYFS for 4 years, both in various London Boroughs and in Bangkok, Thailand. My other responsibilities have included leading ICT, English and Assessment across whole schools and I have previously held Phase Leadership in all 3 Primary Phases.