FREE assessment e-safety resource used with Yr7 at the start of the academic year.
FREE resources to support teaching CTECH ICT with 6th form
How has technology had an impact on society? If you’re over 25 you might be able to list a number of ways, that’d be because you’ve seen those developments, before […]
Box set of technology arrived at school today for my new programming club! Including Raspberries, cameras, and the wonderful book ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi‘ by Carrie Anne Philbin. It’s a […]
I read this somewhere, an Academy school showcasing one of its initiatives which it felt had greatly contributed to the rise in achievement at GCSE. I’ve created the idea in […]
Google Apps is rolling out this week to all our year 9 students (Yrs 12-13 started with it in October) as part of a staged roll out of the system. […]
Through my relationship with the Cambridge University SUPER project I had some lovely visitors in my lesson today. The class I had are my Google Docs test subjects (they do […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
iPad – Making more of IT iPad – latest attention grabber? Yes, I bought one, yes it created quite a stir at school when it arrived (a day ahead of […]
I know I’m not alone in wanting access to YouTube to use in my classroom! You know what I mean, yeah? You find a great clip, or video on YouTube […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mounting costs & tighter budgets = the need for increased creativity! (Oh and free Software)
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 […]
…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 […]
Its all about using a Mac to innovate teachers as much at students in UK Education...
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 […]
“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 […]
This is something I am starting this year with my final year A-Level students in my Applied ICT class (you might notice they get there own page on this blog […]
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 […]
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..."
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 […]
So as a start I’ve thought about sharing a few of the web links that have proved useful, to me and my students. I’ll try and review each one as I post them...
As I mentioned earlier I’m an Apple Mac fan, but I waited until the second generation of I-phones were released before I bought one – partly from financial reasons, and […]
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 […]