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'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.
I do try to get it right first time, but sometimes a website will change, more information comes to light, or someone points out, or I discover, that I've made a mistake. When one of those things happen I tend to do one or more of the following:
Write an article pointing out the error.
Keep the original article if it was error-free, and simply publish an updated version of it.
If the information in the article is still relevant, but needs a small correction or update, I republish it with 'Updated' in the title.
If I spot a typo or a formatting error once I've published an article, I tend to correct it but not highlight it as such.
If you see an error, please email me.
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. If you have a student who’d like to write an article for this website, and it’s accepted, I will not publish their full name, or other identifying details, for e-safety reasons.
Sometimes I'm asked by PR companies if I'd like a guest article. If I agree, I publish them as 'sponsored' articles to indicate that a company supplied them, and give the name of the writer in the byline of the article.
Sometimes, the writer is identified both in the byline and in a short bio at the end of the article.
If you would like to contribute an article, please read the contributor guidelines.
Previously published articles
When an article has "... originally appeared in..." or similar, it is always an article I originally wrote for a publication, and for which the initial first rights term has expired.
Terry Freedman is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.co.uk.
About Terry Freedman
I publish this website and the newsletter “Digital Education”.
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: http://www.ictineducation.org/writing/
Please note that the articles and illustrations on this website are the copyright of Terry Freedman, except where otherwise stated. All rights reserved. (Please also see the Terms and Conditions page.)
I offer consultancy services in the field of education technology, Computing and Information and Communications Technology. Please see my services page for details.
Writer for hire
As well as being available for education consultancy, speaking engagements and for running training courses (see below), I am also open to proposals to write content for your blog or newsletter or other publications. It can be quite a burden trying to keep a website or blog updated, and I could help. The recommendations on my Testimonials page include comments from clients and editors. Do get in touch if my writing services are of interest, and to discuss your requirements.
Speaking & Training
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, if I am running any at the moment: 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 offer independent advice regarding education technology 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 use the contact form on my services page.
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!).