What I wish I knew then…

Published on August 17th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

With there being lots of discussion about NQT’s and students starting their PGCE courses, I thought I’d share a few things that I know now that I wish I had known when I first started teaching ... Read More

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Math brain power with ‘Quick Math’

Published on August 3rd, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

I’ve always been a big fan of the Nintendo DS App “Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training”. In particular, the Math element of the game I found to be really good at getting my brain more responsive in ... Read More



#ADESpreak Episode 3

Published on August 1st, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

With NINE ADEs in the session yesterday, here’s our podcast from Spreaker for our third #ADESpreak. Mark Anderson @ICTEvangelist Nick Davies @TESSEnglish1 Nick Dempster @linakerict Gavin Smart @gavinsmart Wolfgang Soeldner @wsoeldner Mat Pullen @mat6453 Evelyn O’Connor ... Read More



New connections – #ADE2013

Published on July 31st, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

Where do I start? I guess I should have started last night by doing a reflection of the first full day here at the ADE Institute, taking place here in Ireland. Our first day started with ... Read More



Taking the strain out of social media

Published on July 13th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

Taking the strain out of social media is something that is a bit of a utopian scenario for me. I make quite a lot of use of various social media such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ... Read More



Teachers as designers

Published on July 10th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

I’ve been working on developing myself in terms of my practice my whole career however I don’t often blog about my learning journey. This blog has most often been about sharing ideas, hints, tips, so forth ... Read More



Tools to enhance learning <<< #TMSoton

Published on July 6th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

My keynote presentation at TeachMeet Soton last night included a whole host of different tools to enhance learning. The tools fell in to two categories. Those that were web based which can be accessed using browsers ... Read More



What makes a TeachMeet tick?

Published on June 30th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

Image licensed from Simpologist: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simpologist/246824847/sizes/z/in/photostream/ “TeachMeet at Clevedon works because people believe in it” That was the recent reflection on TeachMeet Clevedon by Jen Ludd on her blog here which in many ways has prompted me to ... Read More



Digital Pedagogy @ #WEICT13 Conference

Published on June 27th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson

  As always I was very pleased to have been asked to speak at the (#WEICT13) West of England ICT conference. The list of keynote speakers was amazing with Lord Knight, the inimitable Russell Prue and the brilliant ... Read More

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