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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Posts by Learnmaker Blog

Outstanding Primary Lessons with iPad Course: Lincoln 17th June 2015

We're taking our #1 rated (by the GoodCPDGuide) Outstanding Primary Lessons with iPad training course on the road this summer and will be visiting Lincoln […]

Creating a vision for your iPad project

One of the best ways you can begin getting more impact from your iPads in school is to simply commit a vision to paper. By creating […]

How the SAMR model improves teaching with iPad

There’s a very easy way to make better use of the iPad in class. Simply become more aware of what you’re using the iPad for […]

Are teachers drowning in a sea of tasks?

Opening the laptop this morning to catch up on the latest edu news it's yet more grim reading. BBC reports Trainee teachers are being deterred from entering the […]

Manage Behaviour not Device

Schools too often are focussed on controlling IT devices, locking them down, or restricting their use. I guess this comes from years of having a […]

Transforming a department with iPad

5 weeks ago we started work on what is one of the most exciting mobile learning projects in the UK with Broadgreen International School. The […]

Top 3 tips for training teachers

We’re just about to come to the end of a fantastic 10 week project working with Broadgreen International School to improving their maths department. The […]

The truth about UK teacher workload

I'm sure you've seen the comments over the past few days from Nicky Morgan regarding banning school emails after 5pm to ease the workload crisis. It […]

Education’s dark side and why Sir Ken Robinson was right

As I start my second year with LearnMaker and another school year begins I’ve been reflecting on the last 12 months. I quit my job, […]

Why so many schools fail to get impact from iPad

70% of UK schools are now using mobile devices in the classroom, according to Tablets for Schools. The vast majority of those devices are likely to […]

Why teachers struggle to harness the learning potential of the iPad

Over the last 100 years in teaching, how much has changed? Could you take a teacher from 1915 and drop them into a modern classroom? […]

iPad Teacher Resources

We've been quietly growing our iPad teacher resources over the past few weeks and now a number of them are live on our Resource page. […]

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