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…

#PEGeeks Blooms Collaboration

To continue on from my blog post earlier this week – ‘Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in #PhysEd‘ – I would like to collaborate with #PEGeeks to compose a list of PE specific Blooms Taxonomy outcome verbs. You can find the online Google document here where you can start doing what #PEGeeks do best – COLLABORATE!

Back to Basics: Learning Objectives in Education

In this series of short blog posts (‘Back to Basics’), I plan to share a number of basic teaching tips that I have come across on my ITT course.   Learning objectives are ‘statements that describe what a learner will be able to do as a result of learning’. We use them everyday and schools…

The Collaborated Dropbox

Back in June I blogged about the collaboration between Physical Education educators world wide in the #PEBible and #GCSEPE Dropbox folders (#PEBible to #GCSEPE). In essence, teachers, researchers and coaches are sharing hundred of resources and lesson plans to share good practice and pedagogy with like minded individuals. Since that post, a number of other…

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…

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…

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…