Goal-Directed Learning: helping students find their own pathways to success

Most of us, if we are reading this, are in positions of trust. We have been through interviews, often rigorous, to select us as being the most suitable for our role, and as a result have a degree of authority delegated to us to enable us to fulfil our duties. We have KPIs, whether they [...]

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3 things ed tech will (eventually) change in our schools, and 3 things it shouldn’t

Imagine that the time between the first UK government schools being set up (1833) and the present day is represented by a 24-hour clock. At what time do you think the internet and ed tech appeared? My back-of-fag-packet calculation puts the internet at 11.47pm and the iPad at 11.56pm. Is there any wonder why we’re [...]

My (and my students’) ten most useful free (or at least cheap) apps for iPads

When we started with the iPad at the beginning of the year, I was convinced that certain apps would quickly become invaluable. For me it was going to be all about screen sharing and connectivity, with losing the need for the whiteboard and having everything on the iPad's screen. I thought that FaceTime would be [...]