Moving my blog forward

Over the last few days, I have been reviewing my blog. Reading articles I had written 6+ years ago. My thoughts… “my teaching has come on a long way since I first started blogging before my PGCE at Loughborough University” Being a reflective practitioner is central to developing as a teacher, and this blog has…

OCR GCSE PE Low Stakes Assessment Resources

Following the great low stakes assessment resources shared by Guy Wnuk (@guywnuk) as part of TeachMeetPE 2018 (@TeachMeetPE), I have made some changes from the original resources as they are designed around the Edexcel GCSE PE course. Below, you will find the Microsoft 365 online quizzes built around the OCR GCSE PE spec. The link…

World Class Physical Education

I am always looking for new innovative strategies to develop my own practice, but also to discover ways to share this with colleagues. My Pocket account is always full of articles that have been shared by colleagues on Twitter or that I have found on the internet. This is all very well for my own…

Loughborough University #Physed Teacher Education Conference

On 27th June 2013, I presented at the Loughborough University Teacher Education Conference for partnership schools, mentors and ITT co-ordinators. This was a great opportunity to share how technology can be used to enhance teacher training within the Loughborough partnership. Other presentations by @misskjwilson also ensured mentors and ITT co-ordinators left feeling inspired. If you…

Innovative ICT in Education at Loughborough University

On the 11th June I presented to PE PGCE students at Loughborough University on the use of innovative technology in education – and more specifically within PE. The aim of the session was to share innovative ICT practice from across the world with a motivated and inspired group of trainee teachers. The session was worth…

Google Chrome in Education

I have been meaning to write a blog post on Google Chrome for a while now, and after seeing @MrRobbo‘s post on Google Chrome for PE Teachers earlier today, I feel like I should publish this now. I recommend that you read MrRobbo‘s post as I will not repeat, in detail, the features he highlights in…

Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in Education 2

To continue the ‘Back to Basics’ series, I am going to revisit learning objectives after the original post back in January (https://mrwickenspe.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/back-to-basics-learning-objectives-in-physed/). Back in January I spoke about building learning objectives around a specific format: To be able to…Verb/Adjective/Context Since then, I have been introduced to another learning objective prefix that includes learning outcomes for…

Guided Access on iOS in Education

Since the release of the IOS 6.1 operating system from Apple, I have heard about locking your device with an App open to prevent users from exiting. Over the last few months I had not found out how to do this, until Matt Hulley (@MrHulleyPE) shared this with me. Through ‘guided access’ on an Apple…

#PEGeeks Blooms Collaboration

To continue on from my blog post earlier this week – ‘Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in #PhysEd‘ – I would like to collaborate with #PEGeeks to compose a list of PE specific Blooms Taxonomy outcome verbs. You can find the online Google document here where you can start doing what #PEGeeks do best – COLLABORATE!