YouTube Teaching Ideas

A very short ‘sign post’ post today. In my undending search for online resoueces to support BTEC L2/3 IT i discovered these excellent resources and teaching ideas for subject teachers! […]

ICT & Learning. Prof Stephen Heppell

The place of ICT in the learning model Possibly my shortest post ever; video, well worth watching, Prof Stephen Heppell a wonderful ICT thinker 🙂   Thanks to sjheppell who’s YouTube […]

Creative CPD

I have never been a huge fan of CPD which (only) involved sitting listening to someone in a hall, alright sometimes it's the right call, but most of the time I'm thinking - if this was a lesson...

Twitter and the teacher…

Why should you as a teacher be engaging with Twitter? I would say…Because it can be a resource, an aide to your own learning, and an insight into the education […]

The Creative Partner, Google & KS3 IT

Google sites to engage students In redesigning the KS3 ICT SoW this year I have had complete freedom to be as innovative as I liked. So I’m trying out all […]

Franchise re-boot in your classroom!

Premiere!! September was the launch month, the world premiere of your film, sorry, I mean you scheme of work & lessons. But, in a way, it was the film premiere, […]

Glogster – The Poster is dead!!

What do you think of this poster? Looks interesting doesn’t it? Well, CLICK it! Go on, see what happens 🙂 Last staff training session I shared the amazing spinning zooming […]

Google Reader

Google reader Having mentioned Google Reader in a recent staff training session I am going to put a brief over view post here to help any interested parties out.  If […]

Creative lessons…

CPD is the start… Ever been sat in a whole school training session & had that thought “I know this, why am I being told this again?” or “What time […]

Engaging…

In the run up to a training session I am running soon, I am going to publish a number of short posts covering tools and ideas for engaging students using […]

Applied ICT – Publishing sources

Publishing! Beyond Publisher! I mentioned this recently to my students but thought as a brief post this was worth sharing. Publisher has been a staple of classroom ‘brochures and leaflets’ […]

Second BETT

Evaluate everything… Evaluations are such a huge part of teaching, we evaluate ourselves (to the extreme) we evaluate our lessons, our students, our departments, our year groups, our school, our […]

BETT Visit

BETT Show Blog post 1 Student voice in action @ BETT BETT, the aim of our trip was to take 11 of my best 6th form students to the biggest […]

Snow Day!

Country comes to a stand still, e-learning means the job doesn’t need to stop! (Is that good or bad thing?) It’s struck me today that the news is full of […]

Creative with Words…

Wordle! Brief but useful post! As soon as I found this I realised I have been seeing these images all over the internet for an AGE! So I’m so pleased […]

Is the Frog a Prince?

Is the Frog a Prince? As a follow on to my previous VLE post I want to share the Frog VLE with any interested parties out there who are either […]

Sharing !

Collaboration in Education… We all know from first school to high school you tell the kids to share! But sometimes you can sit back and watch them share an idea, […]

Mind set for learning

Learning from looking over the fence… I can’t confess to creating this video, it was edited together by Doug Belshaw who is the e-learning co-ordinator at the Academy down the […]

Remember, they remember…

There are moments that you remember all your life, for example… and… Short post this, but its important to remember that teachers are as memorable as the clips you just […]

Place your BETTs now!!!

The BETT show – the teachers version of a free run in a sweet shop!! Prologue It’s a couple of years since I last got the chance to go to […]

“Digital media literacy…

…is a term that describes the set of critical thinking skills required for the effective use of digital media.” (nwlg.org/digitalliteracy/teachernotes) This is a one of those things, you’re doing it […]

Interactive class-room desks!!!!

I always believe that innovation isn’t about having the latest gadget, its about thinking of something to do with it that no-one else has though up yet. With that in […]

Inbetweeners

It’s summer so I can say I’m on my holls & will post some ‘light’ posts as well as focused clever thinking ones. If you still remember your school days, […]

Wider than just ICT…

Blood, Sweat and Takeaways The BBC shows some of the best shows, from Dr Who to this little gem that I happened upon when I left my TV running this […]

New teaching resource from the BBC

“BBC teachers” …a new resource from the BBCs education pages. The BBC has been building some of the best online learning resources for many years, BBC Bitesize has been around […]

21st Century idea for CPD!!!

21st Century CPD I have ideas, all the time, I’m just one of those people… Here’s  my latest idea that keeps coming into my mind! A while ago I mentioned […]

ICT in line with Ofsted thinking isn’t so bad :)

Recently reading the Ofsted report into their findings during ICT inspections since 2005 I was pleasantly surprised to find I wasn't shaking in my boots, instead I was highlighting huge sections and saying to myself "Oh yes, we do this, and I really wanted a good excuse to try that..."

The Earth in your hand…

While recently scanning through the pages of the i tunes App store I came across ‘Google Earth’ – not a total surprise, I have had the ‘big version’ of Google […]

Dyslexia…

The gift that is Dyslexia Dyslexia is about to become ‘the issue’ in teaching. I guess its about time, the first instance I had of it was an English teacher […]

VLEs…& the search for the Holy Grail

VLEs and the search for the Holy Grail The idea behind these has existed within universities for many many years (my earliest experience was with Blackboard), and most recently has […]

Return to teachers.tv

As I said, I’ll return to the topic. Over the past few years teachers.tv has really grown, with some great programmes on the channel, everything from lessons recorded and reviewed […]

teacher.tv

Some time ago I signed up to teachers.tv and I must admit my sky+ is set for a number of the shows. Today a was sent a teacher.tv Clubs package, […]

‘Psychometric tests’ for teachers ! H…

‘Psychometric tests’ for teachers ! Having recently seen this article on the BBC’s website It’s made me think…would I have passed? The aim of the psychometric tests is to see […]

Transformers 2

Transformers 2 ! What to say, it rocks!! Ok it’s a little long, but it’s got a strong story (a repeat of film 1’s but longer) the action is bigger […]