I am passionate about helping people move forward. Technology and the Cloud offers endless opportunities to better connect with people and students. It allows us to be flexible with our time so that we can better invest that in making more meaningful relationships with our pupils. It helps us be more time-efficient in a job, teaching, […]Read more "Case Study: How Google Classroom for homework tasks has real impact on in-class learning"
Parents and school staff can get annoyed with each other over the same issue, from their differing perspectives. The vast majority of parents are very keen to receive information from their child school. They have a keen desire to learn their child’s approaches to concepts so that they can best support their child at home. […]Read more "The School Makes Aware/ Parents Can’t Attend Paradox"
‘Collaboration’ has been a buzz word in education for a few years now. Schools say that they want their pupils to collaborate. Are some being a bit hypocritical? @GetKahoot epitomises what tech ed is really about. Technology in learning is most effective when it extends the reach and access of learning. It is not about […]Read more "Day 2 #Bett2016: New businesses like @GetKahoot collaborate. What are schools waiting for?"
One of the most intriguing and relatively unknown new ventures this year at Bett was a lesson recording app called VEO (@VEO_app). Developed by a teacher with initial support from Newcastle University, it is designed to tag and collect useful information; or the Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan’s (more about her later) word of the day, […]Read more "Day 1 #Bett2016: The reconciliatory @VEO_app and the confrontational philistine"
There is no more valuable currency to invest in people than time. There might be a justifiable hierarchy as to who should receive your biggest investment in a school community. Perhaps the only justification is that our pupils, children, should be at the top of each of ours. However in schools, it is common that […]Read more "Ownership is Engaging – A Teaching Assistant Training Case Study using ClassDojo"
Ewan Mc.Intosh inspired me to evoke change. His premise of focussing time to identify even tiny glitches to procedures already set up can actually make just as a dramatic impact as a whole new idea has been captivating me. One-to-one meetings are starting to be set-up and held with all our community members to gather thinking of […]Read more "Ideation. Notosh inspires change."
Last Summer, I had the pleasure of meeting (briefly!) Sir Ken Robinson at London’s Olympia. I have heard him speak many a time online by the means of TED and his amazing talks about Creativity and a few times in person. This was the first time I had spoken to him ‘off-track’ and gauged his […]Read more "miniMOOCs: Well if Sir Ken Robinson thinks it’s a good idea!"