Ten things #4 – Make videos

The fourth idea I shared at my presentation from TMClevedon was to make videos.   It has never been easier to make videos and then get them online. I’m going to cover a few quick ideas. 1. Make videos of student work using something like Animoto as a way of showing off what students have produced […]

Ten things… #2 – Read blogs

Back in the old days (you know, before Twitter) I read blogs from teachers around the world to get ideas. I suspect this is the fault of Doug Belshaw who I ‘knew’ through the school history.co.uk teachers forum. He started blogging, I started reading. He blogged about other people, so I started reading their blogs […]

Reflection on TMClevedon

EDITED 12.30pm to add more links One more quick post before I try and get some sleep – because if I don’t get this written now I suspect it will join that great other pile of half written blog posts floating around various sticky notes and rattling around bits of my brain. TMClevedon was all […]

Quick and easy ‘lollysticks’ for no hands up

The third in an occasional series of emails to staff with ‘elearning tips’. This is the last of the ones I’ve already sent. I’ll add the others to the blog as and when I send them. —- Dear all, In much of his work, Prof Dylan Wiliam makes a powerful case for moving to a […]

Creating an online space for your class

This is the second of the ‘e-learning update’ emails I sent. While it is written for Olchfa staff, it might be useful for someone out there, perhaps to adapt for your school. —- It’s never been easier to create an online space for your class(es) for any of a multitude of reasons. In this email […]

iPad trial – first steps

One of the last things Nick did before taking up his new post was to set up what would turn out to be three separate iPad trials in the school. The first involves members of the schools senior and extended leadership team using the devices primarily as a productivity tool. The second involved buying iPads […]