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So the #adechat on multitouch books got a lot of discussion going and one of my students came up with a fantastic idea to develop their own books around their work in University. Starting next week we are going to be trialling the creation of multitouch books created in iBooks […]

#adechat impact on student teachers


With the opening of the window to apply to become an ADE, there are lots of ways you can receive support in your process, a twitter chat was recently helped offering support and several ADEs have taken to writing guidance on the process. I thought I would take an alternative […]

#ade2017 application window





I started using Smore as a school newsletter about 4 years ago.  It is a simple programme that creates really nice newsletters that can easily be shared in various ways. I wanted to create a newsletter that not only shared information specific to my need but also easily integrate some […]

Using Smore



I delivered a lecture yesterday on the new Digital Competence Framework in Wales to our first year trainee teachers.  The new framework looks at how technology should be integrated into the curriculum to allow for confident and creative individuals. Whilst delivering the session we discussed how the framework was not […]

Changing focus #edtech


So the Worldwide Apple Distinguished Educator Institute has come to an end and it is time to reflect on what to take home from the experience.  Over the 5 days it is hard to put into words the experience and the amount of inspiration that has been had from the […]

#ADE2016 Taking it home





Since starting at the University of South Wales I have been developing some new ideas for supporting student teachers as they look to enhance their skills in the use of digital technology.  The key objective is not necessarily about making them experts in all of the apps and programme available […]

Digital learning at USW


Today I worked with the Year 1 students on the BA Primary Studies course.  They are due to go out on their first teaching placement and we took the opportunity to give them some additional training around the use of technology in the classroom. I am a firm believer that […]

Developing Digital Competency