Social Media in the Classroom

Twitter/Facebook – in the Classroom Young people are using Social Media on a regular basis, but in schools we are ‘banning, blocking and locking’. The major reason for ‘banning, blocking and locking’ Social Media in school is to keep pupils on task and to protect them from potential dangerous online content whilst in school – Child…

Twitter – a CPD Revolution?

Twitter – a CPD Revolution? There is a CPD revolution happening and you may not even know about it. To surprise you even further, it is on the Social Networking site Twitter. Every day, of every week, of every year teachers and other educators are online sharing their own tried and tested good practice with other…

CoachNote: Animate Your PE Lessons

I have always been looking for a way to animate activities so that students can work independently and use their handheld devices to develop their understanding. Also, by animating activities, students are able to grasp the activity without a time consuming and/or boring demonstration. I have found the use of handheld devices in lesson to…

QR Code Quiz

All this week we have been running a House Event – a QR Code Quiz. All across the school site we placed QR Codes that were linked to a question they needed to answer. The answer sheet also had a clue as to where that questions QR Code was. Here is example of the QR…

Recommended Reading for a (PE) Teacher

In preparation for the start of my PGCE at Loughborough University in September 2012 I have ordered a number of books from Amazon. All the books that I ordered were recommended to me by the Loughborough Teacher Education Unit and/or by peers on Twitter. As I slowly work through these books, I certainly do not…

Recommended Blogs

A new Page has appeared on my Blog; a Page of ‘Recommended Blogs’ for my readers. I hope that you find this useful and more Blogs will be added to the list over the next few weeks. Sorry if I have missed off your Blog, please contact me if you would like it added. If…