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Who should lead on digital in your school?

By Digital Leaders, EdTech, Ethics, Food for thought, Leadership, Online Learning, Online Safety, Pedagogy first, Remote Learning, Resources, T & L, Work with me No Comments

Who should lead on digital in your school? It’s a question I’m often asked. Many think it should fall upon the shoulders of the Head of Computing, as that’s the most logical person to carry forward any digital projects. Some think it should fall to somebody with teaching and learning…

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The importance of edtech efficacy

By CPD, Distance Learning, Education, NetSupport, Pedagogy first, Product Review, Remote Learning No Comments

In recent years, a welcome change in the world of edtech has been the developing conversation around the effective use of technology being reinforced by a strong evidence base. This is something that I have been championing for a long time, along with many others.  Too many companies have, over the years, sold snake oil…

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Three ways to promote inclusion and student voice in the classroom

By Accessibility, ALN / SEN, Education, Inclusion, Microsoft, Morals, Pedagogy first, Positivity, Tools No Comments

Inclusion can take place in lots of ways in a school setting. Technology can really help with this and in this post, I’ll share three ways to help ensure children don’t feel excluded in your classroom. Wheel of Names! Sometimes inclusion is just that – ensuring everyone not only feels…

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Support Retrieval Practice simply using this free quizzing tool

By AFL, Cognitive Science, Education, Exams, ICT, Learning, Pedagogy first, Resources, T & L No Comments

If you haven’t read about using retrieval and spaced practice in recent years, that’s fine. Retrieval Practice is linked to the idea that by regularly revisiting learning content, you will help flatten out your ‘forgetting curve’ a la Ebbinghaus’ Forgetting Curve. Along with Spaced Practice, these key pieces of information…

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