Speaker at the Global EdTech Summit 2017

I am very happy to have been asked to present at the Global EdTech Summit 2017. I have no doubt that it will be an excellent event - topics include: Digital Transformation In Higher Education Technology Training and Certification for Teachers: A look into Different Professional Development Programs for Teachers Gamification: Discover Innovative Ways to …

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A simple but powerful website, perfect for geography lessons

Recently, there has been a lot of talk online about the world map as we know it; not being entirely accurate.  Read more about this by clicking here.   How can we explain this to our pupils? I looked online and stumbled upon this fantastic website.  It is called Thetruesize.com and it allows you to directly …

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Deepen mathematical understanding with ‘Think Boards’

I went to an education conference recently, and in one session a maths expert shared 'Think Boards'.  They are a simple but excellent idea, and fit in very well with maths mastery. They basically encourage students to explore numbers or problems in a deeper way. Have a look at some of the templates I have …

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Bringing World Class Presentations Into The Classroom With Slidebot

  For over 30 years, Microsoft PowerPoint has been the dominant tool of choice for lecturers and teachers wishing to engage their students and impart their knowledge. In recent years, however, this dynamic has started to change. The booming field of educational technology has opened up new possibilities for teachers to narrow the current disconnect between …

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A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

I recently did a lesson which had a focus on character description.  For my starting point, I used the short film, 'Junk'.  You can find the video below (thank you to The Literacy Shed for finding this great resource): Next, I asked the students to describe the character Jasper to their talk partners. After this, …

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A new adventure teaching abroad

After 5 years here, it's my last week teaching in Thailand. I'm very sad to leave such an amazing place. I will really miss my school, class (pictured below!) and friends. However, I'm also very excited to be joining The British International School Shanghai, Puxi for a new, exciting challenge 🙂🇨🇳️