Really short post to point teachers towards the recent feature in Teach Secondary magazine which discusses the rationale behind the design of my class room resources. Did I mention my […]
I've helped put together this teaching and learning tips magazine. And in the spirit of sharing good practice a free copy can be downloaded here
Innovative approach to praise & Reward Games, be they being played at home on a console, or in school on a phone students love games. A colleague was very keen […]
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 […]
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 […]
…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 […]
Comic way to engage with literacy Reading is reading, in a book, on a sign, a menu or…a Comic! If you are struggling to engage students in some work to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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..."
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 […]