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‘The teachers are the innovators’

Yesterday a colleague and I went to the Education Innovation Conference in Manchester and today I’ve managed to catch some of the main stage talks online so thought I’d share my thoughts and highlights. 1. It’s increasingly a truism that it’s all about pedagogy not technology, but heard it very well expressed by a number…

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Internet Safety Day

Today is Internet Safety Day, when we quite rightly focus on ensuring that we are keeping our children and young people safe from harm online. This time last year I was organising a conference where we were thrilled to have Ollie Bray speaking about taking risks with using technology in the classroom. These two things…

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The next big thing…

I’m reading Learning with Mobile and Handheld technologies by John Galloway, Merlin John and Maureen McTaggart ( highly recommended ) and much of what they are writing really resonates. Of course they emphasise pedagogy first, start with your vision and find the tools to support this rather than vice versa etc… This is a mantra…

One stop One Note

Still loving One Note ( which comes free as part of Office 365 for Education or just as a free standalone)… seems a really underused gem for teachers Lots of useful information on this site taking us from the basics onto more detailed advice and guidance, like showing us how to create in one place an interactive lesson…

Latest News : ETAG report published

The Education Technology Action group report has just been published and it is excellent. I am working through each section and carefully considering what is being said. What I like about it is that even though it has been written by a stellar cast, knowledgeable and passionate about learning technologies and ICT, the language is…

Everyone teaches, everyone learns

This was the motto at the very fabulous Nether Green Infant school where I was delighted to be a parent governor. I love this phrase, that we all can learn off each other and we all have much to teach each other. The very best schools I have worked with embody this spirit of adventure, openness…