Literacy and numeracy lesson starters

Getting the start of a lesson right is such an important thing. If you don’t switch the students on right away then you can lose […]

Ten interesting ways to use text in teaching & learning resources

I recently had a conversation at TeachMeet London with Kate Jones, known for her innovative teaching and learning ideas in the classroom, about the app Typorama. […]

Pedagogy first…

Michael Fullan is credited with the phrase, “Pedagogy is the driver, technology is the accelerator”. He’s right on the money as far as I’m concerned. Following […]

A thank you to my Dad and Mr Eggles and the importance of challenge in education.

Many years ago, I was a member of the Boys’ Brigade. It formed an  important part of my formative years, given that I was a […]

Keep it simple silly – simple ideas, big impact

One of my favourite mantras for teaching and learning are those based around keeping it real simple. The cumulative effect (sometimes thought of as marginal […]

Ten things everyone should know about teachers

Teachers are enthusiastic and dynamic, highly intelligent and share a passion for wanting to make a difference in this world. They can also be quirky […]

In defence of technicians

So it seems that my post from last week caused a bit of a furore among technicians; no surprise there I guess given the title […]

SAMR is not a ladder, a word of warning

I’m as guilty as the next person for singing the praises of Puentedura’s SAMR model. I’ve blogged about it many many times, it’s included in […]

Low access, high challenge

The thing is, in education, for both students and teachers, using technology can be quite a complicated thing. Evangelists (where has that term come from?) […]

Remixing great lessons: Challenge

Great lessons have key characteristics. Many edu-bloggers have discussed the characteristics of great lessons but for me, the one person that nails it is as discussed […]

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