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
My notes for #TLAB13 presentation followed by the slides; all images from Google's Stock Collection in Drive. NB: I have not edited the notes for this post. Setting the scene: SMT made decision to teach ICT through other subjects. No more discrete timetabled ICT lessons. Moving to a two-week timetable and 30*50 minute lessons instead of 40*40 minutes per week. ICT teacher would manage
There are so many things to do as a teacher - things beyond your core workflow. Well, maybe this conference should be one of them? The Teaching, Learning & Assessment Conference hosted by Berkhamsted School in March promises to be a valuable day for any teacher for £40.00. It's on a Saturday so no cover is required. It's just off the M25 so convenient for many to travel a fair distance to.
As part of ICT in Subjects, my department is working with the Music department to create scratch games and/or animations with music and sound effects composed in CuBase. First lesson is to recreate the famous pong game in scratch. So, I set a Frog assignment (Quick Issue Work) to all five classes so 125 pupils could hand in their file to be scored out of 3 [0 = no file; 1 = struggled; 2 =
Over two years ago I made the choice to suspend my MA for family reasons. I don't like to discuss my family online so only minimal detail is shared here. However, now the postponement deadline has passed and I face a decision of whether or not to complete my Masters in Education: Leading Innovation and Change. Sitting in Ealing library (incredibly busy BTW - hard to get a seat at a computer or