Class Blogging – The Future?

February 21st 2012

Blogging Classroom Practice CPD

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Over the half term break I have begun exploring the idea of having a class blog; I asked on Twitter for examples of established blogs from which I received several suggestions and of course one blog led to another. My main interest was to get my head around blogging, how people managed to fit it… Continue Reading.

Google Teacher Academy

February 18th 2012

CPD ICT Coordinator

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When I first heard about Google Teacher Academy it was a USA-only event where educators got together and were introduced to various Google products to be use within the classroom. I was late at discovering that Google had since started running the academies in parts of Europe and that this year it was to be… Continue Reading.


February 16th 2012

Classroom Practice CPD

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I have recently began tentatively re-joining Twitter (you’ll see my first attempt mentioned way back in May 2011) and seeing what it can off me; it comes strongly recommended although at the moment is very much like an alien-language…I can see the communication is happening but have no idea how to get involved and join… Continue Reading.

First School, First Class, Where to Begin?

August 1st 2011

Classroom Practice CPD

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So now I’ve finally made it, after all of these years of education, preparation and then the last few months of relentless job hunting I have finally got my first teaching job at Bradwell Village School in Milton Keynes.   Now I have reached the point where I just think, where do I start?  … Continue Reading.

Interview Lessons

June 14th 2011

Classroom Practice CPD

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Over the course of the job hunting process I attended quite a range of interviews; all but one asked me to be observed teaching as well as having the spoken interview. These lessons ranged from the shortest being 8 minutes, no I’m not kidding, 8 minutes, up to the longest being 45 minutes to showcase… Continue Reading.

Teachmeet Coventry

May 25th 2011

Classroom Practice CPD

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Prior to now I had never heard of a Teachmeet but having been told about the event it sounded like it would be an interesting way to meet and chat to teachers. The event itself was interesting; there was one school who were having their staff meeting there (which I thought was a genius idea)… Continue Reading.

Joining Naace

April 6th 2011


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Whilst reading around articles on the internet and looking into the ICT mark I came across the organisation Naace. Naace and I share a similar vision for ICT within education looking at the curriculum as a model to be used throughout subjects and not solely in a discreet session once a week. The free CPD… Continue Reading.

Apple Teacher

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

Picademy Lead Learner


Google Certified Innovator

Certified Innovator

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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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