Skip to content

Category: e-learning

Tablets…initial thoughts…

Having introduced the tablet computer project to staff a little while ago, I crowd sourced some initial thoughts from staff on a tablet computer (in particular their thoughts focused on […]

Projects…

Starting this year our school is exploring the potential impact of tablet computers on teaching and learning. I say ‘tablet’ deliberately, as we are looking at both the iPad and […]

Action research projects…

Having introduced two major action research projects to our staff this year; Collaborative learning project Tablet computer project I’ve found it useful to jot down a very simplistic ‘check list’ […]

More on collaboration

What do collaborative tools (like google apps) give your school? In the process of our current school project we are investigating the potential impact of google apps on learning and […]

Collaboration

Collaboration has always been key to teaching and learning, we want learner to have collaborative skills, and we need good teacher to work collaboratively to improve teaching and learning practices. […]

Collaborative lesson planning…

“I love it when a plan comes together!” I may have mentioned earlier that this year I finally have an opportunity to test out the potential of Google Apps for Education […]

More on progress…

Thoroughly inspired by reading ‘Whole School progress‘ by Jim Smith (I read the book – highlighter in hand- in one weekend, not bad for a Dyslexic!) I sat down at my […]

Alan Turing Exhibition

If you are looking for a trip to inspire young programmers, ICT students, history students, citizenship students, this exhbition has it all. The Science Museum Alan Turing Exhibition in London […]

iPad in the classroom

I bought the iPad1 because I thought touch technology was the future. I still think that. My iPad was delivered to my school they day before Apple shops had them […]

iPad Action Research

The following video was made to support a presentation of the first stages of an action research project I am involved in. Having had an iPad one since its release […]

Exciting, Engaging Game Making!

SCRATCH! This week Year 9 CORE ICT were set the task of creating their own ‘shark attack’ game using SCRATCH software. The instructions for the game came from an excellent resource […]

Alan Turing

I now live not too far from Blechely Park, and when I first moved here it was one of the places I made a point to visit. But not because […]

Apples for the teacher

A new year and a new workshop for teachers; looking at using Apple technology in the classroom. The wonderful professional learning group at school is investigating the use of ICT to […]

Languages and IT

Bringing MFL into your IT lessons  IT is full of language, we have our own meaning for common words like ‘processing’ ‘storage’ and ‘path’ for example. But aside from that  […]

Treasured lessons…

How do you guide students to their treasure ? Two few things I believe: Students should know where a lesson is taking them. Students should know how they are going […]

Popplet.com Mind Maps…

Interesting little site for creating mind maps and then sharing them! I can’t remember how I found this: popplet, but i re-discovered it buried in my bookmarks last night! Worth […]

Art in & out of class…

…I know what I like… I love Museums and Art Galleries, almost every weekend I am in London at the National Gallery, Museum of London or the Tate Modern and […]

Flipping out !!

I love teaching 6th form, some of my best lessons (from my POV and Ofsted’s) have been with 6th form students. I can’t always explain why, but if you get […]

QR Codes to engage students with

QR Codes are the latest thing to pop up everywhere, joining reality with the virtual world. Why are they not popping up in school? Ahead of an activity I have […]

What I’m focusing on Sept – Jan 2011-12

Questioning technique! As part of my own professional development I’m setting my target to read up on and investigate effective questioning. It’s something I do, I always ask students questions […]

Simple but effective lessons…

The Guardian Eyewitness App for the iPad, and the webpage is an excellent resource for classes. I’ve said so for over a year, it can be used to stimulate discussion […]

Sir Ken Robinson…

If you work in Education, you’ll know his name, if you haven’t heard him yet then start here and ‘Google’/’YouTube’ him after. In this video Sir Ken Robinson comments on […]

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 […]

Facebook
Instagram
Follow by Email