Aug
28
2013

Co-Construction Learning

Read a few articles by HEADGURUTEACHER about co-constructed learning and thought I’d post the link up for you to read more about it … I think this is a very niffy idea. http://headguruteacher.com/2013/08/28/planning-for-co-construction-with-year-9/ Read more
Jul
03
2013

Innovation – by schools, for schools

http://www.ssatuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Innovation-by-schools-for-schools-LR.pdf Paste link into browser to access pdf. Latest innovation research from Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Connects well to technology themes on the blog so far. Includes topics below: Executive summary 1. How schools use web 2.0 to... Read more
May
21
2013

iPads in Education

The reason why I believe iPads are the best tool for use in the classroom at the moment (technology develops rapidly and this might change) is because it’s already a well-established, robust, high performing classroom tool with proven success... Read more
May
03
2013

Cocktail Party Revision

This certainly isn’t something new (in fact I stole this idea long ago) but wanted to share a moment from my Y11 History class the other day.  In the build-up to exams, with so many revision classes on the... Read more
Mar
27
2013

The RSA Animate Technique!

“The RSA Animate series was conceived as an innovative, accessible and unique way of illustrating and sharing the world-changing ideas!” – RSA Animate Many of you would have come across lectures that have been animated using this technique. They... Read more
Mar
21
2013

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total).  The Idea allows presentations to be done in a manner which keeps the audience captivated until... Read more
Mar
17
2013

The “Granny Cloud” and Classroom Independence

Over the past couple of years I have been following with interest some of the work by Prof. Sugata Mitra centered around Education and Cognitive science.  Prof. Sugata Mitra is most famous for his “Hole in Wall” experiment where... Read more
Mar
16
2013

How do I get a quick summary of the performance of any school? – OfSTED’s new “Dashboard” interface

OfSTED have recently pushed out their new school dashboard framework. After a successful piloting stage, it has now been made live, and available to view and use by everyone. The Data dashboard  is a “tool for schools and governors... Read more
Mar
15
2013

Using Video as a Learning Tool

Over the past few years I’ve been experimenting with using video as a method of learning – with very mixed results. I find the technical side often takes more precedence over the content in the minds of the pupils,... Read more
Mar
05
2013

Hall Mead Ofsted Report published on Ofsted website

Read our recent ‘Outstanding’ Report here: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/137197 Read more