Get infected with the “I Can” virus
Jan14

Get infected with the “I Can” virus

This video was shown at last night’s TEDxOrenda event at BETT last night. I thought it was pretty inspirational. Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life’s most valuable lesson: “I can.” Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents. And if they can do it… you can do it!...

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ASE Conference 2010 – Blogs and Wikis talk
Jan08

ASE Conference 2010 – Blogs and Wikis talk

I’m just back from a very snowy Nottingham having attended the ASE (Association for Science Education) Conference. I gave a talk about Blogs and Wikis in Science Teaching and wanted to share the presentation, and resources here, so that they can be found all in one place. The presentation is here on Slideshare if you want to download your own version. All the links to the various blogs and wikis that I showed should work straight from the slides if you click on them. Blogs and Wikis in Science teaching The Wiki that I set up for the course, with all the links to everything else, is here. There are lots of other guides and helpsheets I didn’t mention, which you can find on the wiki. In addition, if you want to set up your own blog or wiki then follow these step by step guides: A step by step guide to making a Blog can be found here. A step by step guide to making a wiki can be found here. It was great to see everyone who attended the talk. Apologies if it was a little rushed, but there is a lot to cram into an hour. I usually do this in a one-day course. If you would like a longer course, run at your own school, then please get in touch....

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TeachMeet BETT 2010
Dec06

TeachMeet BETT 2010

It is alomst that time of year again when London Olympia plays host to the annual ICT in education event that is the BETT Show. And jike last year TeachMeet BETT is taking place again this year on the Friday night, between 6.00pm and 9.00pm, in the APEX room. We have been very fortunate that the organising body behind BETT – EMAP – offered the TeachMeet community 3 consecutive nights for free in the APEX room. The proposed events are as follows: Wednesday 13th January 2010 – TedX Orenda (Independently organised TED event) Thursday 14th January 2010 – AmpEd (Amplified event) Friday 15th January 2010 – TeachMeet More details on the Wednesday and Thursday events to follow, but from what I have heard from talking to one of the guys involved in organising them, they will be quite special and a different format to the Teachmeet concept. Teachmeet, of course, will be on the Friday night and you can sign up now at the TeachMeet wiki here. I’ll be going along as an enthusiastic lurker. If you have been doing good stuff in your classroom, then why not sign up for a mini-talk? We’d love to hear what you are doing....

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TeachMeet Kent/Sussex 09
Jul06

TeachMeet Kent/Sussex 09

If you are a teacher in the Kent/Sussex regions then you really should consider attending TeachMeet SuKe early next term. It’s taking place in Tonbridge, Kent on Friday 18th September from 7pm. Like other Teachmeets it’s the usual mix of short presentations by teachers using technology in their classrooms. It’s a great chance to see what other teachers are doing – and maybe even share what you have done too! You can find out more, and sign up, at the TeachMeet Wiki here. Hope to see you there!...

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Teacher2Teacher Conference – Canada 2010
Jun09

Teacher2Teacher Conference – Canada 2010

Just a little bit of advance notice, and some exciting news for me! If you are in or near Alberta, Canada next March then I will be speaking at the Teacher2Teacher conference on 18th and 19th March 2010. I’m very excited about it since I don’t get to do too many conferences abroad plus I have a real soft spot to Canada (I’m actually heading to Calgary for my Summer holidays later this year). My Canadian friends have advised me to bring my thermals as it may be rather chilly in March. I haven’t decided what talks I will be giving yet, but they will definitely be IWB-related (and more likely Smartboards). If you are interested in the conference, you can find out more here: www.teacher2teacher.ca plus you can pre-register. Hope to see some of you next March!...

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MirandaMod Blogging Special
Jun05

MirandaMod Blogging Special

If you are in London on 19th June, and have an interest in teacher blogging, then the MirandaMod Blogging conference may well be something you should attend. It’s a free event held at the Institute of Education in London. There are three parts to this participative CPD experience. Participants can attend all three to gain a wide overview of blogging, or just one or two of the sessions. The aim is to conclude with a collaborative resource that will help other teachers to understand the blogging landscape. More information here....

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