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The changing face of CPD and what it (should) mean for schools and providers

By CPD, EdTech, Education, Efficacy No Comments

Thankfully, the face of CPD in education (that’s Continuing Professional Development, with the emphasis on the Continuing element) has been changing in recent years. I’ve always recognised the importance of certain types of INSET activity, such as: bringing colleagues together to share whole school data and results when everyone comes…

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The best four #edtech tools educators can easily use to create resources for teaching and learning

By Computing, EdTech, Education, educators, Efficacy, Resources, Tools No Comments

Like it or not, making resources is part of the bread and butter of being a teacher.  Sometimes it involves making an explainer video, sometimes it’s creating a presentation or a keyword challenge grid, resources to go on wall displays or templates for book reviews for your students…  Resources are…

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Generative learning, retrieval practice, #edtech and the importance of #sequencing

By Cognitive Science, CPD, EdTech, Pedagogy first No Comments

In a recently made available study on sequencing, Roelle, Froese, Krebs, Obergassel and Waldeyer shared some interesting highlights in their paper “Sequence matters! Retrieval practice before generative learning is more effective than the reverse order”.  The paper certainly reinforces previous findings related to spaced practice and retrieval practice.  It should…

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Why ask your learners to work on the edtech in a non-edtech lesson, when the edtech can work for you?  

By Digital Strategy, EdTech, T & L No Comments

I’ve long been a fan of Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Adobe Spark and still completely free for education) and with their relatively recent updates, you can now not just collaborate on designs that you’ve made but you can also share remixable templates. Pretty cool huh? I use them personally…

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Free webinar series and resources designed to help schools with #edtech

By CPD, Digital Strategy, EdTech, Leadership, Learning, Resources, Uncategorized No Comments

My work with schools most commonly focuses on a number of key areas. Primarily it is based on teaching and learning with technology, purposeful and effective approaches to using technology in the classroom, leadership support around digital strategy and what the evidence says works when it comes to technology in…

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What are the pillars of your #DigitalStrategy?

By Accountability, Digital Strategy, EdTech, Efficacy, Food for thought, Pedagogy first, Thought Leadership, Work with me No Comments

In historical and religious terms, pillars have often represented the bridge between heaven and earth. If you visit some of the great Cathedrals across Europe, many of their architects used huge pillars inside with religious the symbolism Columns or pillars are familiar features of Church architecture that serve the purpose…

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