I’m Dai Barnes, an ICT & Computing teacher based in London UK. I also lead the use of technology across the curriculum including whole school training, ICT strategy, product procurement and application in the classroom.
I am Tom Bennett and this is how I work Tom tweets: https://twitter.com/tombennett71 Tom blogs: http://behaviourguru.blogspot.co.uk/ Current job: Teacher and writer Been a teacher since: 2003 Location: East London Gorblimey Current mobile device: iPhone 5 Current computer: iPad School-issued devices: Flintstone 2000 One word that best describes how you work: Penitently How do you manage your calendar/diary? On my phone or it didn’t happen. I hope to use this excuse in a court at some point in my life. I call it Magic Subjectivism. How do you manage your lesson planning? As my hand touches the door handle. I’m serious. How do you manage your marking? By outsourcing it to Teach Firsters. I tell them that it’s the best CPD they’ll ever get. … Continue reading
Yesterday, 12/06/13, Dr Aric Sigman came to our school to talk to pupils, staff and parents about various issues, prompted by some difficulties presented by the partially anonymous social media website ask.fm. Sigman specialises in presenting his published work around the world including school talks for PSHEEC covering alcohol, body image, electronic media (screen time), parenting and more. For our school he had been asked to cover all or most of these in a whistle-stop tour of his research. I warn you there may be inaccuracies in this post but I have omitted areas I felt unsure about. It presents a flavour of the overall presentation. Dr Sigman is an articulate and charismatic speaker and all our audiences enjoyed his … Continue reading
I am Kevin Fear and this is how I work Twitter: @kevinfear Blog: http://head.nottinghamhighblogs.net/ Current job: Headmaster at Nottingham High School Been a teacher since: September 2000 Location: Nottingham High School Current mobile device: Ipad and Iphone 5 Current computer: Samsung R580 Laptop School-issued devices: Ipad and Iphone 5 One word that best describes how you work: Constantly! How do you manage your calendar/diary? Make huge use of Microsoft Outlook which synchs with iphone and laptop. My P.A. manages my diary but I totally rely on an electronic diary. How do you manage your lesson planning? As a Head I don’t teach any lessons but in terms of keeping on top of my tasks I make significant use of the … Continue reading
I am oldandrew and this is how I work http://teachingbattleground.wordpress.com Current job: Teacher Location: England Current mobile device: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Current computer: Samsung Chromebook School-issued devices: I have a small laptop that takes 20 minutes to start up. It’s in a cupboard somewhere. One word that best describes how you work: Continually. How do you manage your calendar/diary? By not having any kind of social life. How do you manage your lesson planning? I get to work early, plan the day’s work and save it on a PC so I can reuse it. How do you manage your marking? Badly. Usually by doing just a few books at a time. Switching pen colours to keep track of which … Continue reading
Summer is here! And so policies get reviewed. Next year my school will introduce two class sets of iPads, a class set of Microsoft Surface Pros and issue an iPod Touch to every teacher in the Junior School. Oh, and BYOD to 220 Sixth Form students with WiFI flooded throughout the site. More about why this combination of gadgets another time, but it’s probably enough to say we are trying on a number of strategies to see which fits best and what works in our context So, ICT AUP review. Why? Technology use is changing (has changed!); Social media has been causing our pastoral team some headaches; We need to protect our pupils. What are we aiming for? A document … Continue reading