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

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 (blog […]

Marking and Feedback, our Leicester iPad Session

The time has come! We are holding a glorious iPad event in Leicester on the 1st of July. We have chosen to use the awesome […]

How to transform a department in 5 weeks using 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 […]

MorningThink: Scissors 2.0

On my typical Sunday pilgrimage to Costco this weekend (not every Sunday…but close enough) I found an impulse purchase to rival all others! Being sub […]

MorningThink: What’s in Your Bag

There are a wealth of sites out there (flickr, tumblr to name two) that take the contents of a user’s bag, and knoll them out (laid […]

MorningThink: 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 […]

MorningThink: Game time

A great idea for a form time or beginning of the week task, this game was developed a few years back (1986) in Russia, originally […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MorningThink: MicroBit BBCs 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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