The Apple Institute is a fantastic week of professional development, online a chance to meet fellow innovative educators and a chance to explore new ideas.  It also challenges you to think about what you do well and how to share it with others. Every year there is an opportunity to […]

#ADE2015: The legacy


This year the ADE Institute took place in Amsterdam and we welcomed a fantastic class of over 200 new ADEs from across the EMEIA region. (Europe, pills Middle East, tadalafil India and Africa)  the last part being significant as for the first time there were ADEs representing the Africa region […]

#ADE2015; Welcoming the New Class


For a while now I have been exploring the use of beacon technology.  I was first really introduced to the technology by @gavinsmart through the work he was doing in school, medicine then on an Apple Institute in San Diego last year I had some first hand experience of using […]

iBeacons in education



I have just been playing around with a great set of apps that can really help if you are looking at video use in lessons. Tempo is a great app that lets you speed up and slow down your movies with a simple push of a button. No need for […]

Video editing apps


In 1997 Apple launched their new advertising campaign titled Think Different.  It was aimed at the people that used Apple products as the ones that were creators, as Apple called them, “the crazy ones’. As I look at education now and the influx of technology I can see a whole […]

Do you really “think different”?


This week we finished our leaders of learning course. The course, capsule funded through the South Wales PLPS (physical literacy) team, was designed in collaboration with Aspire2Be to develop leaders in the use of technology in PE. Over the past 3 months we have been looking at how technology can […]

Digital leaders of learning.



Digital literacy is fast becoming a key ingredient to a child’s education.  Not by any means the most important but definitely a necessity to help them in the ever developing digital world.  It is no longer good enough that a child can use word or powerpoint, it simply isn’t that […]

Digital Literacy, or is it?


Lots of schools are now investing in technology, viagra they can see how that is the way the world is moving and that this technology is in the hands of children anyway, decease so why not embrace it in education. One thing to think about though is the use of […]

Teaching & Learning & Technology


This week saw the launch of a great collection of lesson ideas direct from Apple Distinguished Educators around the world. The idea behind these courses is to give learners more independence in their studies and to support them in every aspect of the learning process. The courses provide a structure […]

Organic PE on iTunes U



So it’s that time of year again, a chance to reflect on the year gone by and set some targets that I hope to achieve in the new year. First a little reflection on last years post. Next year will be my real ground breaker.  I am full of ideas […]

The journey continues #nurture1415


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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?


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.



I wrote a post back in the summer about my early impressions of Google Classroom. At the time I was really impressed with what was on offer. I have been using it now for a couple of months and I have to say that I am even more clear on […]

Why Google Apps for Education? – Google Classroom!


I have been using augmented reality for a while now. It is a great tool to engage learners, especially with literacy. My tool of choice for this is Layar, I find the ability to create the AR and change it regularly makes it a great tool for the classroom. I […]

Augmented Reality in Education


Being a champion of technology to support learning I want to support teachers and students in using technology to enhance their educational experience. As a parent though is my view the same with my own child? Simple answer YES. I have a 5 year old little boy, he loves school […]

Can you be too young to start?