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…

The PGCE

After a great 3 years working in a school, I am finally going to be starting my PGCE at Loughborough University in September. Despite being slightly nervous, I am heading back to University full of confidence in my own ability to teach. Why? Well the opportunities I had over the last 3 years, from teaching…

#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,…

The Gmail Trick

To start, what is Gmail? Gmail is a free email service provided by Google to competes with other online email services like Hotmail, AOL and Yahoo etc. This is not a huge secret these days, but the ‘Google Mail’ and a little trick up it’s sleeve; it has a great tool to allow multiple accounts on one…

Our School Olympics 2012

Just in case you have missed it, London will be hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in August. One of the promises of from Lord Seb Coe was to increase sporting participation within schools across the country and many schools are taking this opportunity to engage students in the Olympics and sport in general….

My First SOLO Inspired Lesson

I jumped on the bangwagon, the SOLO taxonomy bandwagon. There has been a lot of chat recently on the use of SOLO in education and many teachers on Twitter are using it to shape their students learning. The excitement generated captivated me and I spent some of my weekend sat in the sun researching on…

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…