Yearly Archives: 2014



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I have been looking at the Homeroom app for a few days now and have to say that it is a great little tool for schools to share the day to day things that are going on in the classroom. Its simplicity is probably the greatest thing about it. The […]

Homeroom app for Schools and Parents


Looking at the Digital Parent I want to look at the tools that parents can use that will compliment how technology is being used in schools. On such tool is Class Dojo. As a teacher I have used Class Dojo to great effect across my classes and its impact is […]

Class Dojo at home



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There are so many amazing teachers that I have had the benefit to work with in education.  So many of them are 100% dedicated to providing the very best opportunities to the students in their classes. As a trainer I have had the great pleasure to work with even more […]

The education lottery?


With all the focus on what is going on in schools around digital technology there is a danger that the divide becomes ever greater between home and school with the child being caught in the middle. Where I have worked with technology and parents it is clear to see that […]

Are you a digital parent?


Part of the UPBEAT programme with Aspire2Be is the workflow involved in setting tasks and getting the work back from students. When using digital technology this can be made really simple and transformative through the use of Showbie. Through our training with schools across Neath Port Talbot we have already […]

Digital homework through Showbie.





Today I launched a new sub site for the use of iPad in PE The idea for this new site is to place all of my PE specific iPad posts in one place to act as a simple place to share ideas on use. I also want to use this […]

iPad in PE




Having taught PE using iPad since it first came out in 2010 I have seen it grow rapidly as a tool to support teaching and learning. Having purchased one for personal use I could straight away see the opportunities it lent for me as a teacher with no fixed classroom. […]

iPad in PE, an obvious decision!


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As the new term starts there is always a lot of information sharing going on in departments, across the school and with parents. The issues come with making sure everyone is up to date and more importantly when things change people can see those changes. One way to support this […]

Keeping staff up to date using Google





So over the week we took part in field trips, viagra order case looking at scientific studies, ampoule story telling, conservation etc.  We were Citizen Scientists and in the role of learners for the week. To support this study we were asked to download the ADE iTunes U course and […]

One thing to take from #ADE2014