That #EdTech Guy's Blog

A blog where you can find simple, practical ideas for using technology in education. Mainly focusing on the use of tablets in education, particularly iPads.

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Posts by That #EdTech Guy's Blog

#ADEChat: Approaches to develop the skills of teachers (21st Mar. 2017)

Earlier this week, I co-hosted #ADEChat (EMEIA) on Twitter alongside ADE, Bronwyn Desjardins (@BronwynWrites). The chat focused on exploring the approaches used to develop the skills of teachers […]

Apps in Action: Using Quizlet to Aid Memory and Assess

“(Factors with the strongest evidence of improving pupil attainment) identifying common misconceptions… using strategies like effective questioning and the use of assessment” Sutton Trust, 2014 […]

Research: Can blogging improve writing?

Writing for a specific audience is considered an important literacy skills for students. The DfE cites research evidence that teaching students to write for a […]

CPD: Why I am a fan of Apple Teacher

I’ve (unfortunately) somewhat neglected my blog over the past 12 months or so. I decided at the start of 2017 to start writing posts here […]

Investing in apps? Ensure you get a bang for your buck!

The App Store launched in 2008 and revolutionised the way consumers use their iOS devices by allowing them to download and use third party applications. […]

Apps in Action: Creating Amazing Video Content with Green Screen by Do Ink

There are a range of fantastic tools available to consumers to help them create fantastic video content which has a highly polished, professional feel to […]

Apps in Action: Capturing Ideas with Post-It Plus

The humble Post-it note is a staple in many classrooms around the world. It’s a great way to quickly and easily capture your students thoughts […]

#ADEChat: Creating Great Stories (23rd Feb. 2016)

Earlier this evening, I had the privilege of co-hosting #ADEChat (EMEIA) on Twitter for the first time, along with fellow ADE, Mat Pullen (@Mat6453). The […]

Apps in Action: Creating engaging presentations with Adobe Slate

For me, one of the best things about using mobile technology in the classroom is that it allows users to create and share amazing content […]

#AppShareLive (Ep. 3) with @ICTEvangelist

Earlier this morning, I participated in #AppShareLive, hosted by Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist). #AppShareLive is a series of live events, streamed through Google Hangouts where educators share […]

Resource: Bringing the Bayeux Tapestry to life with Blippar

I have previously advocated the use of augmented reality (AR) in the classroom as a method for breathing new life into resources (see here). It […]

App News: Could this new app from Explain Everything be the best tool for collaboration?

Explain Everything needs no introduction. It is often voted as one of the top educational apps on the market and consistently features amongst the top […]

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