Ten Principles for the Future of Learning

In their 2009 MIT book The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age, Davidson and Goldberg put forward ten principles for how learning institutions will need to change in order to reflect the growth of importance in the internet and digital tools for media consumption and creation. These ten principles should underpin how we [...]

The internet as a third space for learning

In my roles as both teacher of English and head of teaching and learning at at federation of schools in Cambridge UK, I have become more and more aware of how the internet and digital tools like the iPad have created a new space in which to learn. We should now think of this as [...]

Ten things to do with mobile devices from day one

The below ideas can be used from day one in your classrooms with a selection of mobile devices. None of the below ideas require a particular model of device, although on the whole Apple and Android devices are the most versatile. 1. Set an inquiry question at the start and let them find the answer [...]

A chance to help parents?

In this week's TES there is an article on the problems many children have getting to sleep. They cite the prevalence of video games, televisions and computers in children's bedrooms, and that in a recent survey of 251 teachers, 82% believe that parents aren't 'strict enough about enforcing bedtimes'. So what can we do about [...]

iPad 1 to 1: Reflections on the first year

It only seems like the other day that we were anxiously awaiting the delivery of 100 iPad 2s, hoping that the various problems that befell their supply wouldn't mean us starting the year without. We'd very much promoted our new IB programme with innovative ways of teaching and learning through the iPad, and it was [...]