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…

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,…

Apps in Education

An App (Application) is a program/software designed to run on a smartphone and/or tablet computers. There are now thousands of Apps in the Apple AppStore, Google’s Google Play and Blackberry’s App World designed for multiple purposes. Apps use the technology in handheld devices such as the camera, GPS technology, 3G and Wireless connectivity and accelerometer….

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…