Search this site

Get in touch

Contact Terry Freedman

Thought for the day

Each day a randomly-selected "law", observation or suggestion will appear here.

Last 100 articles
Free subscriptions

Free guide to using interactive whiteboards

IWB Guide Cover26+ suggestions and tips. Free to subscribers of Digital Education (please see the link below)

 Subscribe to our free newsletter, Digital Education!

 It's free. Signing up entitles you to various freebies. We use a double opt-in system, and we won't spam you.

Click the image above for a free sample edition.

Sign-up page.

The DfE Assessment Innovations series collated. This booklet is free to subscribers of Digital Education.

Be notified by email if you prefer:

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

The Amazing Computer Education Project Book

Remember this?

Amazing Web 2.0 Projects

It’s been downloaded over 35,000 times. I’m hoping to create a similar Computer Education Projects book, which will also be free. Find out how you can help by reading this article:

The Amazing Computer Education Projects Book

Digital Education

News, views and reviews. In-depth articles. Guest contributors. Competitions. Discount codes.

(Not necessarily all in the same issue, but each issue is full of good stuff nonetheless!)

Sign up for our free newsletter now!

Oh No!!If you can't find what you're looking for...

Assuming you’ve tried variations of your search term and checked the spelling without any luck, you may find the article Finding stuff on the ICT in Education website helpful.

Alternatively, if it’s not an article you’re looking for, try looking through the menus at the top of the screen.

E-Books for Sale

Want to make your ICT lessons more interesting?

Then Go on, bore ‘em: How to make your ICT lessons excruciatingly dull is just right for you.

Clustr Map
Terry Freedman's Social Profile
Powered by Squarespace

« British Gas and the Internet of Things | Main | Conference catch-up »

Blog Review: nhowie

I’ve been thinking for some time that I really ought to write an article every so often about blogs I like reading, or that have recently sprung up or come to my attention. I thought I’d get the ball rolling with “nhowie: Musing mainly about ICT in K-12 education”.

Neil HowieNeil teaches in Serbia, and has written for this website and its accompanying newsletter over the years, as a search will reveal. Neil emailed recently to tell me that he’d restarted his blog. I thought I’d take a look, not only because Neil has always come through as far as contributing good articles is concerned, but because he mentions me in one of his posts, thereby indicating that he is a man of great perspicacity and intelligence.

I quite like the articles Neil has posted so far, for two main reasons:

Neil's blog's masthead

First, he writes from the perspective of a practising teacher. Although ex-teachers like myself have not necessarily completely lost touch with what it’s like at the proverbial chalkface, you really do need teachers to tell it how it is, otherwise we’ll all be at the mercy of so-called visionaries and their often half-baked and ill-thought out ideas.  Perhaps I should have included that in my article entitled 7 Reasons educators should blog.

Second, Neil seems to have discovered some pretty useful links, some of which I haven’t encountered before. I especially like Why I use Twitter… – and not just because he mentions me in it! It’s full of useful links, so much so that I’ve included a reference to it in the “Further Resources” handout I’ve prepared for a course on assessment that I’m running.

So far, Neil has managed to more or less keep the posts coming. I say “more or less” because there has been a gap of a few days. I can’t complain because, unusually, I didn’t manage to update my own blog for almost a week. But as many will attest, it’s easy to start a blog, less easy to maintain the momentum. Given Neil’s predilection for posting useful reflections and links, I hope you will agree that it is a matter of enlightened self-interest for us to put his new blog on our “must-read” list. Here's the URL: nhowie.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>