Sunday 26 March, 2017
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BETT 2017 approaches. Always one of the high spots in the UK education technology year, and still home to some of the best networking and professional development opportunities for those excited by the potential...

There have been quite a few things I have been passionate about during my many years in education. Some of these enthusiasms have waxed and waned, but one of the longest serving has been...
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“But we are training to be Key Stage 1 teachers, I don’t know why we would need to study algorithms!” As some of you may know, I am occasionally a Visiting Lecturer at a nearby...
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Sometimes the gods smile upon disruptive nostalgists. It’s not every day you are invited to attend a gathering of maverick teachers, for example. It’s even rarer to be invited to attend such an event in...

Watching a history of AC/DC the other evening I found myself trying to explain to my son why Angus Young’s on-stage outfit of school uniform, complete with cap and shorts, was so iconic to...

The DfE recently announced an opportunity to ‘Register to buy tablet devices for your school’ (8 April 2016) in an effort to bring back collective buying power to schools seeking to purchase iPads and...

With the the current crop of education 'fly-on-the-wall' documentaries, the appointment of a behaviour tsar, and claims that low-level disruption is a main cause of teachers leaving the profession, the focus is back on...

Gamification is not new to our classrooms. Classrooms are the real games fields, the only change of late is that teachers may be deliberately instigating more of the gaming than before. Ritual games that pass down...

So Nicky Morgan is directing an extra £3.5 million spend on building character and grit in today's schoolchildren. Including bringing in rugby coaches and other sports leaders to inculcate team spirit, and teaching pupils to 'play...
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I was considerably cheered earlier this year to find out that I had already stumbled into one of those mythical 'jobs that don't exist yet'.  And that I had created it before the inventors...