Creative Maths – Lesson Ideas

February 5th 2013

Classroom Practice CPD


Back in November I attended the first in three courses in a pilot for the LEA surrounding ‘Creative Maths’. Ever eager to attend CPD opportunities I approached the course with an open mind and had a great time. The session started with 3 activities around a room, one being an outdoor checkers board which had… Continue Reading.

Teachmeet MK #tmmk

January 26th 2013

CPD ICT Coordinator

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I have been considering organising a Teachmeet now for some time mainly due to how hard I have found it making teacher connections across Milton Keynes. There are pockets of connections here and there but nothing that I’ve truly been able to get into, even with over 6 months of making as many connections, web-based… Continue Reading.

Here comes the snow – Let’s get learning

December 10th 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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More and more frequently we are now experiencing a snowy winter which I personally think is great. Snow is regularly complained about along with how the world stopping for snow, we don’t see it that often and so it’s understandable that we want to make the most of it! However, do we all make the… Continue Reading.

Global Classroom chat – Life as a Moderator

November 20th 2012


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Global Classroom chat this week, asked me to co-host; which I was very excited about. I joined @ICT_Integrator for this months chat on the topic ‘How can we support students to inquire into global issues that help develop empathy and compassion?’. The chat starts and there are a great range of teachers from across the… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Jam 2.0 – Adults enjoy learning too!

September 30th 2012

CPD Digital Leaders ICT Coordinator

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Talking through how to set up a Raspberry Pi from opening the box

Going Global – Connecting your Classroom with the World

September 2nd 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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E-twinning Earlier this year I first heard of the website e-twinning at the Naace Teachmeet (see post here: http://swaygrantham.co.uk/naace-teachmeet/) For those of you who do not know e-twinning is a website (www.etwinning.net) which unites schools from across Europe giving them a space: “to find each other, meet virtually, exchange ideas and practice examples, team up… Continue Reading.

Raspberry Jam

August 27th 2012

CPD ICT Coordinator Raspberry Pi

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This week I attended the first Raspberry Jam at The Museum of Computing, Bletchley. I currently do not own a Raspberry Pi device yet but I am interested in getting one and wanted to see what uses other people were making of them. I enjoyed the meeting, there was a variety of people (although I… Continue Reading.

SystemEd Digital Photography in Schools

Using Twitter I was able to come across some free courses this summer and as I had been looking into Digital Photography I thought these would be a great way to pick up some new skills. The courses are run by Mike Mcsharry (@mikemcsharry) and are completely free with the hope of sharing knowledge with… Continue Reading.

Apple Teacher

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

Picademy Lead Learner


Google Certified Innovator

Certified Innovator

Map Flag Counter

Contributed four lesson plans surrounding embedding the use of tablets to enhance learning in Science for Switched on iPad: Science

Teaching with Tablets

Contributed two chapters titled ‘Visible Learning’ and ‘Children as Researchers’ in Teaching with Tablets

Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Contributed some annotated lesson plans to model what to consider when ‘Planning Computing’ in Planning the Primary National Curriculum

Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

Contributed a lesson and some discussion (half a chapter) ‘Extending Computing to Meet Individual Needs in KS2’ in Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

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