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: 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…

Blogging in the Classroom

Technology is constantly evolving and schools are struggling to keep up with new I.C.T developments; and the cost of new I.C.T equipment is one of the reasons for this. Nevertheless the internet has unlocked hundreds of avenues for schools to pursue; from Social Media and email to an endless source for resources and shared ideas….

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…

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…

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…