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Melon – turning focus into something measurable, understandable, and improvable.
It’s always great to look back 20 years or...
So if you dug through the earth where would you be?
Just like in the cartoons if you dug down...
Essential Anatomy
Like its free sibling, Essential Skeleton, which focusses on...
Essential Skeleton
This app, which has been designed from the ground...
Challenge Chalk and Talk – Vive Le Video
Long gone are the days of chalk and talk,...
Grammar, punctuation & spelling – Specimen SATs Questions
With 11 year olds taking new SATs this week...
We all need a coach – how comfortable are you with feedback?
The TED series of talks and their website is...
iPads in the classroom – dipping a toe in the digital potential
New technology surrounds us; our lives are now managed...
The BETT Awards – a worthy winner demonstrates the art of the possible in app design
The use of apps in education is an important...
The Ubiquity of Apps – An Opportunity in Education
It’s difficult to think about a world without apps,...

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Monday, May 20th, 2013

Melon – turning focus into something measurable, understandable, and improvable.

It’s always great to look back 20 years or so and see what TV technology shows were predicting for the future.  It usually brings a smile to your face as you watch a flying car, or a mobile communication device that can fit in your hand! There will soon be the equivalent of more than

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Challenge Chalk and Talk – Vive Le Video

Long gone are the days of chalk and talk, five days a week.  Knowledge acquisition is not just about being told; being shown is vital.  Students must experience their learning through their senses.  In order to keep...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

We all need a coach – how comfortable are you with feedback?

The TED series of talks and their website is a great repository of short insights which millions of us think is of value.  So what could be a carry across to the world of teaching from this?...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

iPads in the classroom – dipping a toe in the digital potential

New technology surrounds us; our lives are now managed by our technology.  We know that they are a part of our future.  So, what role should these new innovations play in our classrooms?  Can tablets such as...

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The BETT Awards – a worthy winner demonstrates the art of the possible in app design

The use of apps in education is an important area of innovation with many children getting access to their parent’s smartphones, tablets, and phablets.  Many schools are also looking at how these devices can be used in...

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The Ubiquity of Apps – An Opportunity in Education

It’s difficult to think about a world without apps, however, it is only five years since the launch of the iTunes App Store.  In this time apps have become ubiquitous and found across all platforms and not...

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Is it Possible to Have Education Excellence and Equity?

In recent decades comparison has been at the forefront of educational change.  Since the creation of the league tables in 1992 schools have been ranked with the aim of helping contribute to education excellence.  The stated aim...

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Going out with a Big Bang – inspiring the next generation to: heal, build, design, programme, & innovate

The Big Bang Fair proved to be a great inspiration.  The largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK certainly lived up to its explosive name. At school the subjects which...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Let’s get technical ~ let me hear your grammar talk!

Casting my mind back to the 1980s, I have been trying to remember how I was taught grammar and punctuation at school.  Learning by rote, times tables and Bond papers all featured but I can’t recall being...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Educating for Application

I was recommended to a TED lecture called ‘use data to build better schools’ given by Andreas Schleicher.  Andreas is from an OECD funded organisation called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).  It was a great use...