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…

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…

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…

Apps in the Classroom: Coach’s Eye

Yes the ‘Apps in the Classroom’ series is back after a long break! One App I regularly use in my classroom is the Coach’s Eye App (@coachseye) from TechSmith – I have previously blogged about the use of the App (‘Student Sports Scientists‘) in the classroom. Coach’s Eye provides and excellent, portable video analysis tool…

iPad Training – Top Apps

Some days, like today, can really inspire you to continue to use an iPad in Education. Seeing the excitement in colleagues faces as they see the possibilities of the iPad, sometimes for the first time! I was invited to attend an iPad training session for Primary School teachers organised by Jayne Clancy (@Cyclanj), a local…

#PEBible to #GCSEPE

What a great idea, a bible for PE resources shared by a number of PE teachers around the globe. This shared folder is on the ever popular online ‘cloud’ called Dropbox. I wish I could claim responsibility for this, but it was created by Peter Gamble (@coachpvg) in early 2012. Now I have joined #PEBible,…

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…