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…

Top Blogs for CPD in Education

Since joining Twitter (almost exactly) a year ago, I have come across so many outstanding blogs to read my Pocket ‘queue’ is overloaded with great articles to catch up on all the time. As I type, I have 7 blogs to read in my ‘queue’, and that is after already reading 6 this evening. The…

Innovative ICT in Education: Twitter

The latest ‘Training Tuesday’ for staff CPD was on the use of Twitter for professional development. Aims: What is Twitter? Sharing the benefits of developing your own PLN (Personal Learning Network) Who to follow… #Hashtags You can find the PowerPoint by clicking here to download. Before I get started, I must thank @ICTEvangelist, @IaninSheffield, @CreativeEdu and…

Primary Head Teachers – iPads in Education

On Friday 4th May I presented to the Cluster Primary Heads on the use of innovative I.C.T in education, specifically highlighting the use of iPads in schools. This blog post is a quick summary of the content I covered during that meeting, although not exhaustive, it was an introduction to a set of curious Primary…

Innovative ICT in Education: Web 2.0

During this session, I shared a small list of web 2.0 websites that teachers can start using in their classroom. Aims: What is web 2.0? ‘Some’ web 2.0 websites. You can find the PowerPoint used during the session by clicking here to download it. 1) What is web 2.0? Web 2.0 are interactive, user-centred design, user collaboration…

Innovative ICT in Education: QR Codes

This session covered what QR Codes are and their possible uses in the classroom. Aims: What are QR codes? How to make QR codes. Possible uses in the classroom. You can find the PowerPoint used during the session by clicking here to download it. 1) What are QR codes? As QR codes were once explained to me,…

Handheld Devices

Handheld devices are increasingly becoming a common technology in work, school, and play. Nearly every student at secondary age (11-18 years old) now owns a device, whether it is a mobile phone, smart phone or iPod. This accompanied with an increasing number of applications being developed for educational administrators, teachers, and students, handheld devices are…

Blogging for CPD

The boundary between home and school are blurred and learning does not stop at the end of the school day. Learning happens everywhere, not just at the termly teacher training day. Traditional modes of education and professional development have been destined to evolve into the 21st Century for years, and now with the World Wide…