About Mark Anderson

Mark is an influential award-winning blogger, author and speaker. Recently recognised in this research as the most influential person in edtech in Europe and then here as the second most influential blogger in the UK. This blog also won the Education Blog of the Year 2015 in the UK Blog Awards 2015 and second in the Education section of the Vuelio Blog Awards 2015.

ClassDojo in FukushimaChampioning the importance of a pedagogy first approach to using technology in the classroom, Mark’s book, ‘Perfect ICT Every Lesson’ has topped the Amazon education book chart four times. Mark is also an Independent Thinking Associate and significantly contributed to many more best-selling education publications.

With 20 years classroom experience including that as a teacher, middle leader, lead teacher, assistant headteacher and responsible for some of the UK’s most renowned edtech deployments, Mark is a passionate advocate for developing the modern educator’s toolkit.

Mark’s approach combines the best of teaching and learning practices coupled with the use of technology in the classroom. Mark is an ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator), GCI (Google Certified Innovator) and MCE (Microsoft Certified Educator).

Mark has a proven track record of leading outstanding teaching and learning linked to innovative and deliberate use of technology. He also writes regularly for the TES on topics around leadership and technology.

IMG_1195Now an independent speaker and education consultant; Mark is very much in-demand as a speaker with the know-how and expertise to develop teaching and learning in modern ways to impact on schools across all phases.

You can contact Mark through twitter via @ICTEvangelist or book him to work in your school or speak at your event via his professional website or his About.Me profile.

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28 Responses to About Mark Anderson

  1. Hi Mark,

    I hope you don’t mind me emailing you but I wanted to ask if we could share some of your blog posts on our website. We have recently created a new Teacher Blogs ( section that compiles the latest blog posts from innovative educators around the UK. So far the page has proved a hit and we would be delighted if we could share your insight with our school community.

    We currently average between 50-60k pageviews a month so we will be directing lots of traffic your way. We would also like to include links to some of our favourite posts in our weekly newsletter sent to our 5000+ teacher subscribers.

    We have located the RSS feed for your blog so that we can keep up to date with any of your posts. If you would like to be part of our site, we will require a short blurb about yourself (we can take this from your about page if you want), an image of yourself and any social media links you would like us to include in your blogger profile.

    If you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,


  2. A wonderful blog, Thanks for sharing all these things. I could use many of them in my classes. Wonderful organized, and easy to use. I am amazed, everything is here.
    Wishing you all the best

  3. Paul Carney says:

    Hi Mark
    I just wanted to say what a fabulous resource you’ve created here and I’m an avid reader and fan of your blog.
    I’m sure you’ve already come across the origami iPad stand before, but if you haven’t then Ive sent a link. Couple with an apple Bluetooth keyboard it transforms the iPad into a much more versatile typing tool akin to a laptop, perfect for a classroom and especially for many students who have SEN needs. I’ve been using mine for months now and I wouldn’t be without it.

    Paul carney

  4. Julie says:

    Hey Mark,

    Do you have an e-mail address under which you can be reached?


  5. Jess Scaggs says:

    Hello Mark –

    I came across your expanded TPACK infographic online and was wondering if I could use it (as is) in a tech integration pilot plan I’m putting together for three schools. I am the EdTech Specialist for National Heritage Academies, and I’m working on helping schools blend technology into the learning process. I really like how you’ve laid out descriptions for the TPACK model to communicate these ideas concisely to educators.

    Thank you for your consideration (and work in ed tech!)

    Jess Scaggs

  6. Leon says:

    Hi Mark, we are about to launch a web-based educational application for primary school students early next year and I’m wondering if you are open to give it a try and post the review in your blog? And how shall we do that? Thanks.


  7. Charlotte says:

    Hi there,

    I work for the Edge Foundation and have a press release that might be of interest to you with regards to the VQ Day Awards 2014 and their new Teacher Award.

    Drop me and email and I’ll send it over to you!



  8. Daniel Webster says:

    Hi Mark

    Love the blogs. Wonder if you could help me out?

    I am looking for an inspirational ICT consultant to help me drive forward ICT in my school. Could you recommend anyone?

    Keep up the blogs.

  9. Yohanes says:

    Dear Mr Anderson,

    I work with FFT, an education data provider solely focused on providing accurate and insightful information to schools which enables pupils achieve their full potential and schools to improve. As a leading education blogger with an interest in technology we would like to offer you the exciting opportunity to blog on upcoming FFT stories or issues before they hit the news.

    If this is something which might interest you, please email me

    Yours faithfully,


    Yohanes Scarlett
    T. 0207 2324 671
    (The contents of this email are confidential and not to be published)

  10. Lucy Payne says:

    Hi Mark,

    I work for bett, the world’s leading edtech event.

    I’m currently producing the programme for a new area within bett for 2015 and I would love to involve you as a speaker.

    We’d be honoured to have you speak at the event. Please get in touch if you are interested and i can give you more information.

    Many thanks and i look forward to hearing from you,

    Lucy Payne

    i2i Events Group
    The Studios, 2 Kingdom Street, W2 6JG
    T: +442030332461

  11. Chad Giddens says:

    Hey Mark, I have an iPad app I think you would be interested in. We are working with some schools in our area and getting some great feedback from students and teachers using it in the classroom. I’d love to send you a copy and get your thoughts. Let me know if I can send you as promo code.

    thanks Mark,

  12. Hi Mark,

    I would love to give you a demonstration of the new DataSec software. I am sure you will be impressed with its capabilities and flexibility. The cost for our most popular module Data Explorer is comparable to other companies.

    Many thanks


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  14. Arun Patil says:

    Hi Mark,

    I am looking for SAP Courses in Thane. If anyone know please share with me.


  15. Yash Khan says:


    Hope you are well!

    I came across your blog and got impressed with the regular updates on it.

    I was wondering if you allow sponsored post on your blog?

    Kindly let me know price per post (if you are interested to sell sponsored post on your blog) as well as if you could let me know the price for in-content text link placement on an existing blog post (we will choose an existing post that would be appropriate for our campaign)

    Looking forward hearing from you soon


  16. Lemon says:


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  18. Sam Paul says:

    Hi Mark,

    Your approach champions the use of best teaching and learning practices coupled with the use of technology in the classroom and Betyl champions the use of new ideas and simple and intuitive user interface in the design and development of mobile apps in the education category.

    CalcStep is the first app that explains all the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division step by step in dynamic pics, operations are performed on digits corresponding to each place value and explained elegantly in pics of towers and spits of gems, also provides a practice feature to practice arithmetic step by step for all four operations.  

    Main Features: Arithmetic explained in dynamic pics of Number Towers that look like skyscrapers and Spit Views that shows the end result in Spits of colorful gems.

    For more please visit the app store :

    Promo Code to download app:

    If you could let me know if you are keen in reviewing and introducing this app to kids in UK and want to learn more, I’d appreciate it.


    Sydney, Australia

    mobile : +61 468716150

  19. Samantha Miles says:

    Hi Mark,

    I was wondering if I can sponsor your site for a client of mine that is based in the US. I noticed that you have published something related in the past and I hope we can work on a post about education.

    It really is simple work and, of course, the ad copy is upon your approval. We will make sure it will fit you and your readers’ taste.

    Please let me know if this is possible.

    Thank you and looking forward to working with you.

    Samantha Miles
    Web Outreach Team

  20. Andy Wyatt says:


    I’m not a company I’m a lecturer at I’ve made a website for formative assessment called

    Is there any chance you could give me a mention?


  21. Trisha Baxter says:

    Hi Mark,
    My name is Trisha Baxter and I am a math teacher in elementary school. I came to find your website some time ago, as I use the digital games in the classrooms and articles such as helped me keep myself updated with the topic, improve my teaching methods and support the pupils to achieve their full potential.

    While recently searching the internet for some more data on the topic, I have found a new interesting infographic on the matter and I would like to share it with you.

    Please let me know if you want to check it out.

  22. Steve Barker says:


    My name is Steve , I have read your some of your entries and I am wondering if you would be open in accepting articles for sponsored posting. Is this something you can consider on your site?

    The working article topic will be relevant to your website The content will be provided by us and our client’s link will be added i it. We do our best to keep maintaining quality. We will provide materials which will be beneficial for both our client and your website.

    Please let me know if this is something doable on your side and how much would it cost me for this?

    Steve Barker
    Content Marketing Executive

  23. Nick Marine says:

    Dear Marc,

    My name is Nick Marine and I’m part of the Spires online tutoring team. Spires connects students with tutors exclusively from Oxford and Cambridge and covers just about every school topic. We aim to make tutoring both accesible and affordable to students around the UK and currently see huge usage numbers amongst migrant students.

    I’ve been reading posts on ICTevangelist for years and thoroughly enjoy your constant blog posts. We were wondering if you’d be willing to speak with us about a potential post profiling our site.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Nick Marine

  24. Eric Beer says:

    I am reaching out to you because we have several large brands such as Pepperidge Farm(Goldfish), Mars Ice Cream, Campbell’s Soup, Baskin Robbins, PRIV, Peony, AVEENO Hair, Deliver Lean and so much more who have expressed interest in working with sites like yours – we want you! By way of introduction, my name is Eric Beer and I am the co-founder of Blog Meets Brand (, an agency that connects advertisers to influencers. If you choose to sign up, and we hope you do :), to ensure you get the most out of our ecosystem, it is incredibly important that you log into your account and make sure you’ve provided complete and accurate details about your site, including your preference for compensation and the types of campaigns you’re hoping to work on. For the algorithm to work properly, it’s imperative you place our badge on your site so the system can identify your traffic and accurately represent your blog. In addition, your social media following is another important factor so make sure you put accurate numbers.
    In addition to sponsored campaigns, we’ll drive traffic to your blog site for free! Simply add our widget at the bottom of your site and for every click you drive we’ll deliver 2 clicks back to your site. Inquire within and we’ll get you the code.
    When you time, take a look around our site and fill out a profile as an influencer . Let us know what types of campaigns you might be interested in and in addition to the system matching you, we will also reach out from time to time with our weekly newsletters or personally shoot you a note if we have any brands that can be a good fit for you and your audience of followers.
    We also have a Facebook group for our bloggers to collaborate together:
    If you have any questions, pls do not hesitate to reach out. and I would be happy to help answer any question or you can email and one of our relationship manager’s will get back to you asap!
    Thank you for your time and I hope to see you in our network!
    Eric Beer | Co-Founder
    Blog Meets Brand
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  25. Mike Smith says:


    I was wondering if you have any sponsored posts options available on

    If yes, can you please get back to me with the prices and the details for the same.

    Do let me know


  26. Shareef says:


    Just wondering if you have any rate cards available?

    Many thanks,

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