What's the purpose of this website?
Terry Freedman here. I originally set up this website to provide users, teachers, leaders and managers of educational ICT and Computing high quality articles that provide both information and food for thought. Most of the articles are written by myself (see below). I live in England, but I try to make as much of the content here relevant to educationalists wherever they happen to live, especially as the site enjoys visits from all over the world.
I also like to feature articles by guest writers, who are experts in their field, so as to give a different voice or perspective. By "experts", I also mean school pupils. It is they, after all, who are having to enjoy or suffer the results of the ideas of us educational professionals! Very occasionally I publish articles taken from free article websites on the web. The important thing is this: I only publish articles by people who know what they're talking about.
I'm constantly in the process of updating and populating this website. If you'd like to tell me what you think, I'd be delighted to hear your opinion! Please email me.
About Terry Freedman
I publish this website and the newsletter “Digital Education”.
Writing, speaking and training
I love writing, almost exclusively non-fiction, and about educational ICT and computing. I've contributed articles to a wide range of British and overseas journals, both print and online, and had over 12 books published, and self-published quite a few too.
I keep a list of my writing credits here:
and I should mention that as well as being available for speaking engagements and for running training courses (see below), I am also open to proposals to write content for your blog or newsletter. Do get in touch if that is of interest.
My work aside from writing is giving presentations on educational ICT and Computing, and running courses for teachers, on many topics, including:
- assessing ICT and Computing in school
- the use of Web 2.0 applications in schools
- creating a vibrant Computing scheme of work
- managing Computing in your school
- managing technical support
There's a list of my courses coming up here: http://www.ictineducation.org/courses/
My courses tend to be well-received, and if you don't believe me then just take a look here: Course Testimonials. And for comments about other aspects of my work, please see What clients, readers and course particpants have said.
If you'd like to talk about inviting me to give a talk at your conference, run a training course for your school or company, or write stuff for your newsletter or blog, then please get in touch. I promise I won't bite.
I am a member of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of Mirandanet, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the UK's Society of Authors. I am also a committee member of the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education, and a committee member of the Educational Writers Group of the Society of Authors.
I have worked in education since 1975. I've taught in schools, been Head of Department, worked at the UK's Qualifications & Curriculum Authority, held a senior position in a London local education authority, and was an Ofsted inspector for ICT and Business Education. I am now an independent educational ICT and Computing consultant. Despite this longevity, I don't look a day older than 25 (if I don't turn the lights on too high!).
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