Learnmaker Blog

A blog dedicated to 'making technology useful' in the classroom ,with advice and insights given by leading UK education technology consultants James Hannam and Jay Ashcroft.

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Developing Digital Pedagogy

Last week I flew out to Germany to take part in the tongue twistingly entitled Mobilising and Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogies Conference (MTTEP for short), […]

Why every primary teacher should be using Project Based Learning

Project based learning (PBL) is perhaps the greatest resource hardly being used in UK schools. Teachers are increasingly being asked to do more with less, […]

iPad apps vs iPad pedagogy

What separates the successful mobile learning projects from the unsuccessful? This is a ‘million dollar’ question, and I’ve thought long and hard about it. From […]

iPads and Ofsted

The iPad can have a much bigger impact in school than many believe, and it offers a chance to redesign your learning environment into a […]

6 myths of digital technology on learning

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) published a good report recently on the impact of digital technology on learning. If you're not familiar with the EEF it's […]

iPad Basics

Good morning! Now, I don’t normally condone the use of iPad as a whiteboard, but there have been a few times this week where staff […]

3D Printing in the classroom: Think small

I have used 3D printers for several years now, way before the hype around Makerbot and Ultimaker. I first used 3D printing machines at my […]

Keeping Green Screen simple

There are loads of tutorials out there about various ways of using green screen in the classroom. There are even more companies offering GreenScreen kits... […]

USB with iPad

A quick one for the beginning of the week! Have you struggled with getting photos or videos from iPad to your PC, or a teacher […]

Takeaways from LearnMaker Conference Haydock

Last Friday we hosted a rather successful event at Haydock Racecourse. Staff and leaders from local primary schools were invited to join us, with Ian […]

Change Belief, Not Behaviour

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to present at an Apple event in Bury. One of my o presenters was the (famous) and […]

MicroBit BBC's answer to coding

A great idea from the Beeb is about to go live this year, but I think I may have seen it before... Taken from BBC […]

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